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2014 Newbery Award winer
February 3, 2014 6:36 PM   Subscribe

The 2014 Newbery award goes to Kate DiCamillo for Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures This is the second Newbery win for DiCamillo having also won top honors in 2004 for The Tale of Despereaux, and a Newbery Honor Book for her first book Because of Winn-Dixie. (main page for DiCamillo's website)

The 2014 Newbery Honor Books include:

Doll Bones by Holly Black
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
Paperboy by Vince Vawter

History of The John Newbery Award/Medal
Complete list of Newbery Award winners and runners up from 1922 to 2013
posted by edgeways (8 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

I haven't yet read Flora & Ulysses but it looks adorable. Squirrel!

also the 2014 Morris Award for best debut went to my friend Stephanie Kuehn, whose amazing YA novel, Charm & Strange, I recommended here before it was even released. so beyond thrilled for her.
posted by changeling at 6:53 PM on February 3 [1 favorite]

My wife teaches fourth grade, and she is loving this post. Well done.
posted by 4ster at 7:37 PM on February 3

I've ready most of her books to my kids, and greatly enjoyed doing so. Like all good books for young readers, they sound great read aloud.
posted by cell divide at 8:23 PM on February 3

Before my daughter (now almost 7) came along, the most I remembered about the Newbery Award was the vague recollection of my elementary school librarian (Mrs. Chang ... I still remember you, and how kind you were to my nerdy 9 year old self back in 1970-something). Now, I seek out that real or fake gold medal on the cover of books when my daughter and I hit the thrift shops and used book stores. She doesn't seem to understand why I'm so excited by finding titles long forgotten, like Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH and Sounder and The Cricket in Times Square and My Brother Sam is Dead (which always tripped me out when I was a kid because my name is Sam, and well ... it tripped me out) but she humors me a little in between pulling out books that she's more interested in. But when I find them - yellowed but in good shape, for $0.25 or $0.50 or whatever - I buy them and tell her, "Daddy is so excited to read this to you!" and I build up this little gold-medal library on a shelf separate from the others in the hopes that one day she'll remember, and maybe Mrs. Chang's name will be passed on for another generation, and 40 years from now she'll be in some Goodwill or Powell's or someplace crammed with books, sitting crosslegged till her back hurts, pulling one paperback out at a time, until she see's that fake gold medal and smiles.
posted by scblackman at 8:49 PM on February 3 [5 favorites]

2014 Newbery Award winer

If "winer" a play on "Newbery" having just one r, it's prety funy.
posted by pracowity at 3:48 AM on February 4

On a similar note, here are the Caldecott winners. Of interest, one of the honors books also has a titular protagonist named Flora. Perhaps the time is right for a resurgence of that name.
posted by TedW at 7:20 AM on February 4

the 2014 Morris Award for best debut went to my friend Stephanie Kuehn, whose amazing YA novel, Charm & Strange, I recommended here before it was even released. so beyond thrilled for her.
I saw that one on the CILIP Carnegie longlist that came out today changeling and I have to say that I loved the UK cover. Based solely on that I'm adding it to Mount TBR
posted by Fence at 10:04 AM on February 4

I just joined Metafilter after many years of lurking to note that Kate DiCamillo is published by Candlewick Press, on which I have a total children's lit crush. My kids and I check picture books out of the library every week, and whenever I think, "Wow, this book is exceptional," it's published by Candlewick. I just paused in writing this comment to do two readings of One Gorilla.
posted by a fair but frozen maid at 12:04 PM on February 4 [2 favorites]

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