|Children's/Young Adult Book Awards 2016|
The American Library Association has announced the major children's book award winners for 2016.
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena won the Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature, while Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear, illustrated Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick, received the Caldecott Medal, for most distinguished American picture book for children.
Also, Bone Gap by Laura Ruby earned the Printz Award, for excellence in literature written for young adults; and author David Levithan received the Margaret A. Edwards Award, for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.
For more information on all the winners and other finalists, visit the Book Awards page on the American Library Association web site.
Four Caldecott Honor books also were named: Trombone Shorty, illustrated Bryan Collier and written by Troy Andrews; Waiting, illustrated and written by Kevin Henkes; Voice of Freedom, illustrated by Ekua Holmes and written by Carole Boston Weatherford; and Last Stop on Market Street, illustrated by Christian Robinson and written by Matt de la Pena.