Additional ALA Awards 2014

Alex Awards

for the ten best adult books that appeal to a teen audience

• Brewster by Mark Slouka and published by W. W. Norton & Company
• The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell (HarperCollins/Harper)
• Golden Boy: A Novel by Abigail Tarttelin (Simon/ATRIA)
• Help for the Haunted written by John Searles (HarperCollins/Morrow)
• Lexicon: A Novel by Max Barry (Penguin)
• Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu (Osprey/Angry Robot)
• Mother, Mother: A Novel by Koren Zailckas (Crown)
• Relish by Lucy Knisley; illus. by the author (Roaring Brook Press/First Second)
• The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel by Katja Millay (Simon/ATRIA)
• The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence (Orbit/Redhook)


May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award

recognizing an author, critic, librarian, historian, or teacher of children’s literature, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site

Brian Selznick will deliver the 2015 lecture


Andrew Carnegie Medal

for excellence in children’s video

Bink and Gollie: Two for One produced by Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard (Weston Woods)


Margaret A. Edwards Award

for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults

Markus Zusak


Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

for the outstanding book for beginning readers

Winner
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli; illus. by the author (Hyperion)

Honor Books
Ball by Mary Sullivan; illus. by the author (Houghton)
A Big Guy Took My Ball! by Mo Willems; illus. by the author (Hyperion)
Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes; illus. by the author (Greenwillow)


Virginia Hamilton Award

given by the Coretta Scott King Task Force for lifetime achievement

Patricia and Fredrick McKissack


William C. Morris Award

honors a book written by a first-time author for young adults

Winner
Charm & Strange
by Stephanie Kuehn (St. Martin’s Griffin)

Finalists
Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian (Lerner/Carolrhoda LAB)
Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos (Houghton)
Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross (Delacorte)
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters (Abrams/Amulet)


Odyssey Award

for excellence in audiobook production

Winner
Scowler written by Daniel Kraus and narrated by Kirby Heyborne (Listening Library)

Honor Books
Better Nate than Ever written and narrated by Tim Federle (Simon and Schuster Audio)
Creepy Carrots written by Aaron Reynolds (Weston Woods)
Eleanor & Park written by Rainbow Rowell and narrated by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra (Listening Library)
Matilda written by Roald Dahl and narrated by Kate Winslet (Penguin Audio)


Schneider Family Book Award

for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience

Children, ages 0–10
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin written by Jen Bryant; illus. by Melissa Sweet (Knopf)

Middle School, ages 11–13
Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell (HarperCollins)

Teen, ages 13–18
Rose under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion)


John Steptoe New Talent Award

given by the Coretta Scott King Task Force to young authors or illustrators who demonstrate outstanding promise

When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop illus. by Theodore Taylor III (Roaring Brook)


Stonewall Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered experience

Winners
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children written by Kirstin Cronn-Mills (Flux)
Fat Angie by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo (Candlewick)

Honor books
Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle (Simon)
Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington (Second Story)
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (Knopf)


YALSA Nonfiction Award

for excellence in nonfiction for young adults

Winner
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi written by Neal Bascomb (Scholastic/Levine)

Finalists
Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd (Workman)
Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II by Martin W. Sandler (Bloomsbury/Walker)
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone (Candlewick)
The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson (Scholastic)

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