Newbery Medal

Honor Books

Doll Bones by Holly Black (Hurrah!!!!!)

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes (Yes!)

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (Wonderful surprise!!)

Paperboy by Vince Vawter


Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo (Wonderful!)

Caldecott Medal

Honor Books

Journey by Aaron Becker (Great!)

Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle (Wonderful!)

Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner (Hurrah!)


Locomotive by Brian Floca (Perfection!)

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Honors the author and illustrator for beginning reader book:

Honor Books

Ball by Mary Sullivan

A Big Guy Took My Ball by Mo Willems (not a surprise, this is HIS award)

Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes (Lovely!)


The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli (Wow!)

Andrew Carnegie Medal

Outstanding video production for children:


Bink & Gollie: Two for One

Robert F. Sibert Medal

Author and illustrator of the most distinguished informational books for children.

Honor Books

A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Wonderful!)

Look Up! by Annette LeBlanc Cate

Locomotive by Brian Floca (Great!)

The Mad Potter by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan


Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore (Hurrah!)

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Originally published outside the US and translated into English:

Honor Books

The Bathing Costume by Charlotte Moundlic, illustrated by Olivier Tallec

My Father’s Arms Are a Boat by Stein Erik Lunde, illustrated by Oyvind Torseter (YES!!)

The War Within These Walls by Aline Sax, illustrated by Caryl Strzelecki


Mister Orange by Truus Matti

Congratulations to Enchanted Lion books and thank you for bringing amazing books to the US.

May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award

2015 lecture:

Brian Selznick (Incredible pick)

Odyssey Award

Best audiobook for children or young adults.

Honor Books

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle (Bet it’s an amazing audio book!)

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (Hurrah!)

Matilda by Roald Dahl (a nice little surprise)


Scowler by Daniel Kraus 

Pura Belpre Award – Text

Honor Books

The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle (Yes!)

The Living by Matt De La Pena

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote by Duncan Tonatiuh (Lovely!)


Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina 


(I’ve got some reading to do!)