2014 Newbery Medal Winner & Honor Books

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The 2014 winning book for the Newbery Medal has been chosen. The selection is Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, written by Kate DiCamillo and published by Candlewick Press. In addition, several books were chosen as the 2014 Honor Books:

About Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Comic book fan and natural-born cynic Flora Belle Buckman and Ulysses, a flying, superhero, poetry-writing squirrel, join forces to overcome Ulysses’ arch-nemesis, Flora’s mother and encounter a quirky cast of characters. Through poignant, laugh-out-loud episodes, this homage to comic books is a testament to the power of love.

From the committee: “Our dedicated committee of 15 considered hundreds and hundreds of titles in our quest for the best books for children, and I am delighted with our selections,” said Newbery Medal Committee Chair Elizabeth C. Orsburn.

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