Wednesday, January 29, 2014

And the Winners Are...

The American Library Association announced the 2014 Youth Media Awards this Monday at 8AM. I was watching the live webcast, were you?

I checked out the Caldecott winner Locomotive at my local library and was suitably impressed by author/illustrator Brian Floca’s work. The illustrations are as accessible as the topic, and the different perspectives and various vignettes really make this a winner. 

At $17.99 for a 64-page illustrated book, Locomotive is also a bargain—now with pretty gold (Caldecott) and silver (Sibert) stickers on the cover.
  
As for the winner of the Newbery medal, Flora &Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, all I can say is “Holy Bagumba!”

And, take a look at my review from earlier this month


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