The American Library Association has announced that Flora & Ulysess author Kate DiCamillo is the winner of the prestigious John Newbery Medal.
This middle grade novel features illustrations created by artist K.G. Campbell. DiCamillo, the newly crowned National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, earned a Newbery Honor in 2001 for Because of Winn-Dixie and a Newbery Medal in 2004 for The Tale of Despereaux.
We’ve linked to free samples of the Newbery Medal-winning title and the Newbery Honor books below. Follow this link to access free samples from last year’s pool of Youth Media Award winners.
Free Samples of the ALA Youth Media Award Recognized Books
Newbery Medal Winner
Flora & Ulysess by Kate DiCamillo
Newbery Honor Winners
Doll Bones by Holly Black
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
Paperboy by Vince Vawter