Google+

July 22, 2014

Subscribe to SLJ

Laughter, Tears, and Gratitude at ALA Youth Media Awards Ceremonies | ALA 2014

EH071014_KateDiCamilo

At the Printz Award Ceremony and the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet, the authors’ acceptance speeches ranged from moving to side-splitting, and the enthralled audience was dressed to the nines.

New ALSC Rule Will Limit Awards Committee Members’ Reviewing, Blogging

review rules post

Starting in 2016, Youth Media Youth Awards committee members won’t be able to review or blog about titles eligible for that year’s awards.

SLJ Reviews of Youth Media Award-winning and Honor Books

SLJ_Award_2_3_14_Locomotive

Before Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses and Brian Floca’s Locomotive won the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, respectively, they had won admiration from SLJ reviewers, as did many more Youth Media Award-winning and honor books. Read some of our reviews here.

JLG Selections Score Big at ALA Youth Media Awards

kated

Junior Library Guild has called it: of the Youth Media Award winner and honor books, 35 were JLG selections.

DiCamillo, Floca Win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

NewberyCaldecottwinners-170pix

Elated shouts and cheers followed the announcements of each winner of the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards for books published 2013, presented on January 27. Kate DiCamillo and Brian Floca took the top prizes—the Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

Winners of the Youth Media Awards | ALA Midwinter 2014

Youth-Media-Awards2014-TN

A full list of American Library Association Youth Media Awards winners and honor selections.

Join SLJ’s Youth Media Awards Pre-Game—and Post-Game—Show

Elizabeth Bird and Lori Ess

You’ve been preparing all year for this moment: The announcement of the American Library Association Youth Media Awards. Grab some coffee and join the fun by tuning into SLJ’s first-ever pre-game show (#sljpregame), streamed live via Google Hangout at 7:30 a.m. EST on January 27.

The Givers: What It Takes to Serve on the Newbery, Caldecott Committees

Illustration by Gary Hovland

While the process of selecting the Caldecott and Newbery Medalists remains top secret, SLJ asked various committee members, past and present, to offer their insights on how to get tapped for the honor of a lifetime: being part of a Youth Media Awards selection committee.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Live Webcast Scheduled for ALA 2014 Youth Media Awards

121813ALAMW

Even if you won’t be attending the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in Philadelphia next month, you can still take part in the 2014 Youth Media Award announcements. ALA will be offering a live webcast of the 2014 announcements at 8 a.m. EST, on January 27, from the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Costumed Revelers Honor ALSC Youth Media Award Winners | ALA 2013

Maureen

Dressed in book-themed costumes and hats, hundreds of enthusiastic librarians gathered at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago to honor the winners of the 2013 Caldecott, Newbery, and Wilder Awards, presented by the Association for Library Service to Children.

Looking for Light: ‘In Darkness’ author Lake talks to SLJ

NickLake

It took many by surprise when Nick Lake’s ambitious young adult novel In Darkness (Bloomsbury) was named for the Printz Award at last month’s Youth Media Awards. Although filled with vivid details of oppression, poverty, and violence, Lake sees the book as a hopeful one with an important message for its teen readers, “this idea of darkness being only a temporary thing,” he tells SLJ.

Between Violence and Tenderness: Aristotle and Dante Author Sáenz Talks to SLJ

benjamin-alire-saenz

Monday was a very good day for Benjamin Alire Sáenz. His sensitive young adult novel, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, was named for three Youth Media Awards, distinctions that left him both stunned and grateful. SLJ caught up with Sáenz for a revealing chat about his reaction to the YMA wins, his personal inspirations for the book, his writing process, and his next YA project.

And the Winners Are….

Many terrific announcements at the ALA Youth Media Awards! One of the great things about being able to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting is being able to go, in person, to the Youth Media Awards. It’s so exciting, being in a room full of people who are excited about the awards, about what books, audiobooks, [...]

ALA Midwinter: SLJ Resources on the Youth Media Award Winners

Newbery_IVAN

With the Youth Media Awards having been announced Monday January 28, buzz around the Caldecott-winning This Is Not My Hat (Candlewick), the Newbery-winning The One and Only Ivan (HarperCollins), and the Printz-winning In Darkness (Bloomsbury), is higher than ever. School Library Journal has compiled a list of relevant blog posts, reviews, interviews, and articles related to the winners and honor books.

SLJ Reviews for Top Youth Media Award Winners

Grouped-Winners_1

Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan and Jon Klassen’s This Is Not My Hat may have won the Newbery and Caldecott on Monday, January 28, but they were already stellar titles for School Library Journal’s Book Review editors. Both books made SLJ’s Best Books of 2012 list, as well as many of the other ALA’s Youth Media Award-winners. Check out SLJ’s reviews for the top prizes.

*UPDATED* Applegate, Klassen Win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

Newbery and Caldecott 2013 winners

The audience erupted in cheers Monday after Katherine Applegate was named the winner of the Newbery Medal for The One and Only Ivan (HarperCollins), and Jon Klassen was awarded the Caldecott Medal for This Is Not My Hat (Candlewick) at the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards for 2012, which were announced during its annual Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, WA.

SLJ Staff Picks Contenders for “Other” Youth Media Awards

awards

With the Youth Media Awards just a few days away, School Library Journal editors and contributors took a stab at naming some possible contenders.

On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: Star-Worthy Choices for Possible Award Contenders

seraphina

With the ALA Youth Media Awards just around the corner, Junior Library Guild takes a look at some star-studded titles.