2015 AWARD WINNERS

The John Newbery Medal was named for an 18th century British bookseller.  It is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

2015 Winner

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

2015 Honor Books

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

 

 

The Randolph Caldecott Medal was named in honor of a 19th century English illustrator.  It is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

2015 Winner

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend written and illustrated by Dan Santat

2015 Honor Books

Nana in the City written and illustrated by Lauren Castillo

The Noisy Paint Box written by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by Mary GrandPre

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen

Viva Frida written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

This One Summer written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

 

 

The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English, in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.

2015 Winner

Mikis and the Donkey written by Bibi Dumon Tak, illustrated by Philip Hopman, translated by Laura Watkinson

2015 Honor Books

Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust written by Loic Dauvillier, illustrated by Marc Lizano, translated by Alexis Siegel

Nine Open Arms written by Benny Lindelauf, illustrated by Dasha Tolstikova, translated by John Nieuwenhuizen

 

 

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.

2015 Author Winner

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

2015 Illustrator Winner

Firebird illustrated by Christopher Myers and written by Misty Copeland

2015 Honor Books

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

Josephine:  The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker illustrated by Christian Robinson and written by Patricia H. Powell

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone illustrated by Frank Morrison and written by Katheryn Russell-Brown

 

 

The Schneider Family Book Award honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies and artistic expression of the disability experience for children and adolescent audiences.

2015 Children’s Winner

A Boy and a Jaguar written by Alan Rabinowitz and illustrated by Catia Chien

 

 

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States.

2015 Winner

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

2015 Honor Books

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Josephine:  The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker illustrated by Christian Robinson and written by Patricia H. Powell

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands written and illustrated by Katherine Roy

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Flight for Desegregation written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

 

 

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.

2015 Winner

You are (Not) Small written by Anna Kang and illustrated by Christopher Weyant

2015 Honor Books

Mr. Putter and Tabby Turn the Page written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Arthur Howard

Waiting is Not Easy written and illustrated by Mo Willems