‘Tis the season for award ceremonies, and on Monday the American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books for children and young adults at its Midwinter Meeting, held this year in Atlanta, Georgia. We reported on Tuesday that Kelly Barnhill took top honors with the Newbery; read who else was recognized for their contributions to children’s literature over on the Fine Books Blog.
The arrival of another year shepherds myriad award ceremonies for every possible sector, and children’s books are no exception. The Newbery, Caldecott, Carnegie and other award recipients will be announced at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, being held this upcoming weekend in Boston. These awards recognize the most distinguished contributions to American literature of 2015. (A complete list of last year’s winners can be found here.)
Which new books were your favorites last year? Let’s see if your choices stack up with the judges’ selections!