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Kids & YA

The big news in February for us in the kids section is the selection of the Newbery and Caldecott Awards, but there are a lot of other interesting awards for exceptional books chosen at the same time. Here are a few of the highlights from award season!



ISBN-13: 9780803734968
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial, 9/2014
This year's winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, given for excellence in literature written for young adults - a story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah. Also a staff favorite!

Brown Girl Dreaming (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780399252518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books, 8/2014

The Coretta Scott King Book Award recognizes an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults. This year's winner is Woodson's memoir told in verse, which was also honored with Newbery and National Book Awards.

Viva Frida (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781596436039
Availability: Not in Stock- May be unavailable or out-of-print
Published: Roaring Brook Press, 9/2014

Viva Frida,a biography of artist Frida Kahlo, is this year's winner of the Pura Belpre Illustrator award, honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose books best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino experience. 

ISBN-13: 9780525426813
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton Juvenile, 4/2014

In this winner of the Yalsa Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, a breakout teen author explores the true meaning of popularity and how to survive middle school, using vintage wisdom gleaned from the 1950s.

You Are (Not) Small (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781477847725
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Two Lions, 8/2014

Winner of the Theodor Seuess Geisel Award for most distinguised beginning reader book. Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all!