Feb 1, 2014

Take a Closer Look, and a Look Back!

Monday morning I "virtually" attended the announcement of the annual American Library Association's Youth Media Awards. If you've got plenty of time, try watching the full hour-plus of announcements from Monday morning. The energy and excitement in the room are palpable!

My list of titles to-be-read grew that morning and are now on my library hold list. The happy news was that several titles honored at the event have been reviewed here in the past year. 

I'll keep this short and sweet, offering links to those.

One of three Caldecott Honor books is FLORA AND FLAMINGO, reviewed here, including an interview with author/illustrator Molly Idle.

One of three  Coretta Scott King author honors went to March: Book One, reviewed here last summer.

The only Coretta Scott King illustrator honor went to Kadir Nelson for Nelson Mandella, reviewed here at the time of Mandella's death in December. 

One of three honors for the  Pura Belpre illustrator award went to Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale, illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh

One of three honors books for the Theodore Seuss Geisel award was presented to BALL by Mary Sullivan, reviewed in this post.

I've reviewed many of the other honored titles on my Goodreads account and invite you to read them there. If you stop by, send me a friend request while you're there.

ALA's full list of awards and honors can be found here. With the many outstanding books of 2014 to choose from, these honorees deserve a closer look. Pull up your library link and get busy on your own to-be-read hold list!

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