Monday, January 11, 2016

ALSC Media Award Winners

The 2016 ALSC Media Award Winners for 2016 have been announced, and there were some exciting surprises.

Winner of the John Newbery Medal
Last Stop on Market Street
Written by Matt de la Peña
Illustrated by Christian Robinson
G.P. Putnam and Sons, 2015. unpag. Picture Book

A young boy, CJ, rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

Winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal
Finding Winnie: the True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
by Lindsay Mattik
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Little Brown and Co, 2015. Picture Book

A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.

Winner of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras
by Duncan Tonatiuh
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras--skeletons performing various everyday of festive activities--came to be.

Odyssey Award for best Audiobook
The War That Saved My Life
Kimblerly Brubaker Bradley
Narrated by Jayne Entwistle
Listening Library, 2015. Audiobook

An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson's Sons and for fans of Number the Stars. Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn't waste a minute--she sneaks out to join him.

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