2014 Award Winners

Three book covers: The watermelon and the seen book cover features an alligator taking a bite out of a watermelon; Locomotive book cover features an old smoke stack train facing the viewer; Flora and Ulysses book cover features a young lady, short spiky brown hair, holding a book in her arms. Each book cover has an award sticker; Watermelon seed shows the Geisel; Locomotive shows the caldecott, Flora and ulysses shows the NewberryIf you are looking for a great new book, look no further than these 2014 Award Winners!

Flora & Ulysses: the Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamilio is the winner of the 2014 John Newberry Award. Follow the adventures of Flora Belle Buckman and Ulysses, a squirrel with amazing strength and intelligence, as they begin an incredible friendship. This book is recommended for 3rd Grade and older.

Locomotive by Brian Floca is the winner of the 2014 Randolph Caldecott Award. Travel back in time with beautiful and majestic illustrations that detail what it was like to travel by train in the 1860’s. Brian Floca perfectly captures a beloved era of travel by railroad with his illustrations. Readers, both young and old, will enjoy this book.

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli is the winner of the 2014 Theodore S. Geisel Award. Have you ever wondered what might happen if you swallow a black watermelon seed? In this charming and humorous tale, one crocodile will face his worst fear and find out exactly what DOES happen when you swallow a seed. This book is perfect to read for young children and beginning readers who love silly stories. 

Find Flora & Ulysses in the Library.

Find Locomotive in the Library.

Find The Watermelon Seed in the Library.

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