The American Library Association has announced the winners of this year's Youth Media Awards, identifying excellence in books, audiobooks, and video material for children and young adults. Included in these awards are the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott Medals.
This year's John Newbery Award Medal, for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children is:
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventure by Kate DiCamillo
Four honor books were chosen:
This year's Randolph Caldecott Medal, for the most distinguished American picture book for children is:
Locomotive, written and illustrated by Brian Floca
Three honor books were named:
For a complete list of this year's winners, head to the Youth Media Awards page.