Another year, another awards list! Every year the American Library Association, ALA, announces its list of winners for some of the most esteemed literary awards. Here is this year's list of winners in Children's Literature.
The Caldecott Medalfor "most distinguished American picture book for children" - Locomotive written and illustrated by Brian Floca
The Newberry Medal for "most outstanding contribution to children's literature" - Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Katie DeCamillo, illustrated by K.G. Campbell
The Coretta Scott King awardfor an African-American author and illustrator - P.S. Be Elevenby Rita Williams-Garcia
The Pura Belpre awards for a Latino writer and illustrator "whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience" - Nino Wrestles the Worldillustrated and written by Yuyi Morales, won for illustrations.