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Kate DiCamillo wins Newbery Medal; Printz, Caldecott awards announced
Kate DiCamillo wins Newbery Medal; Printz, Caldecott awards announced

Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn. The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive" by Brian Floca, and the Michael L. Printz Award for young adult literature went to Marcus Sedgwick's "Midwinterblood." The annual prizes were announced at the library association's midwinter meeting, held this year in Philadelphia. Authors are generally not present for the awards announcement.  The long list of awards included winners and runners-up in 21 categories. Of the four...

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