American Library Association awards are globally recognized for honoring original and creative work for children and young adults. These HMH® titles were selected by committees of librarians and experts as outstanding in the areas noted below. An ALA award ensures parents, educators, librarians and others that they are providing the highest quality materials for their students and children.
HMH is proud of all our nominees and winners:
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Coretta Scott King Honor
Alexander’s book is the 2015 Newbery Medal winner. The John Newbery Medal is awarded yearly for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature. The Crossover is also a King Author Honor Book. Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.
Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo
Caldecott Honor Book
The Randolph Caldecott Medal is given to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published in the previous year. We are proud to announce Castillo is a 2015 Caldecott® Honor Award recipient.
A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz; Illustrated by Catia Chen
Schneider Family Book Award
The Schneider Family Book Award honors the author and illustrator of a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. A Boy and a Jaguar is the 2015 winner in the picture book category.
Mr. Putter and Tabby Turn the Page by Cynthia Rylant; Illustrated by Arthur Howard
Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. Mr. Putter and Tabby Turn the Page is recognized as a Geisel Honor Book for 2015.
Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business – And Won! by Emily Arnold McCully
McCully’s title was a finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. YALSA honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12–18) during the publishing year.