Children's and young adult authors, illustrators and publishing groups waited in anticipation for the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Award announcements. The ALA announced 18 awards at 8 a.m. ET on Jan. 27 from the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The awards included the esteemed Randolph Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Michael L. Printz Award and John Newbery Medal. for more information please visit www.ala.org/yma
Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books and media for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children's and young adult literature and media. Winners are announced annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting of the association (usually in January).