2014 Medal Winner and Honor Books:
Parrots over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore ; collages by Susan L. Roth
A splash of red: the life and art of Horace Pippin by written by Jen Bryant ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Look up!: bird-watching in your own backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate
Locomotive by Brian Floca
The mad potter: George E. Ohr, eccentric genius by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan
2014 Teen Winner
Rose under fire by Elizabeth Wein
2014 Middle Grade Winner
Handbook for dragon slayers by Merrie Haskell
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The death of bees: a novel by Lisa O'Donnell
Golden boy: a novel by Abigail Tarttelin
Help for the haunted by John Searles
Lexicon by Max Barry
The lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
Mother, mother: a novel by Koren Zailckas
Relish: my life in the kitchen by Lucy Knisley
This Year's Winner:
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The kingdom of little wounds by Susann Cokal
Maggot moon by Sally Gardner
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
This award recognizes an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults.
This year's winner is:
P.S. be eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
This year's honor books are:
March. Book one by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers
Words with wings by Nikki Grimes
Thrill ride by Julie Ann Walker — Ex-navy SEAL Rock Babineaux is as Cajun as they come---spicy, sexy, and more than a bit wicked. But would he actually betray his country? Even his friends on the special-ops Black Knights team aren't sure they can trust him. Now the target of a massive manhunt, Rock knows the only way to protect the team---especially his partner, Vanessa---is to run...
Coming undone by Lauren Dane — More than friends, Brody and Elise discover in each other what they need--wild, physical passion without commitment. But it’ll take a shadow from Elise’s past to make them look beyond what they need to what they truly desire.
Hot pursuit: a Sugarland blue novel by Jo Davis — Years ago, Taylor was part of a botched hostage situation that ended with him being hailed as a tough-as-nails hero, even though the pain, fear, and shame from that terrible day still haunt him. Cara Evans couldn’t care less about Taylor’s pain. In the moment he became a so-called hero, she lost someone she dearly loved. Yet neither of them is prepared for the instant attraction that flares between them--or the danger that’s soon hot on their heels.
The John Newbery Medal for 2014 has been awarded to:
Flora & Ulysses: the illuminated adventures by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by K.G. Campbell
Newbery Honor books for 2014 are:
Doll bones by Holly Black ; with illustrations by Eliza Wheeler
The year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
One came home by Amy Timberlake
Paperboy by Vince Vawter
Locomotive by Brian Floca
Flora and the flamingo by Molly Idle
2014 Award Recipients and Honor Books:
The watermelon seed by Greg Pizzoli
Ball by word and pictures by Mary Sullivan
A big guy took my ball! by Mo Willems
Saving Italy: the race to rescue a nation's treasures from the Nazis by Robert M. Edsel
Rescuing da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis stole Europe's great art: America and her allies recovered it by Robert M. Edsel ; forewords by Lynn H. Nicholas and Edmund P. Pillsbury
The Daniel plan: 40 days to a healthier life by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, Mark Hyman, with Sean Foy and Dee Eastman
Grain brain: the surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar—your brain's silent killers by David Perlmutter, MD, with Kristin Loberg
Gulp: adventures on the alimentary canal by Mary Roach
Salt, sugar, fat: how the food giants hooked us by Michael Moss
Shred: the revolutionary diet: 6 weeks, 4 inches, 2 sizes by Ian K. Smith
The king of sports: football's impact on America by Gregg Easterbrook
The ultimate Super Bowl book: a complete reference to the stats, stars, and stories behind football's biggest game— and why the best team won by Bob McGinn ; foreword by Michael MacCambridge
Bankrupt! [sound recording] by Phoenix
The beat [sound recording] by Boney James
Can't stop now [sound recording] by Vincent Ingala
Conversation [sound recording] by David Benoit
Night visions [sound recording] by Imagine Dragons
The next day [sound recording] by David Bowie
Now, then & forever [sound recording] by Earth, Wind & Fire
Paradise [sound recording] by Lana del Rey
The Chairperson, Kim Schulz called the meeting to order at 7:28 PMPresent: K. Schulz, N. Eggenberger, J. Fausone, M. Farell, T. Hartnett
Absent: S. Foster
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden
Call to Audience(C. De Bear, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, M. Nicholson, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski) – None
Approval of AgendaThe agenda was approved by unanimous consent.
Approval of General Meeting MinutesThe minutes were approved by unanimous consent.
A “bug” on the website now links to a fact sheet on the Patron Service Improvement Project (PSIP).
E. Davis and L. Golden met with Darrell Clem of the Canton Observer regarding the PSIP; a resultant story will run in an upcoming edition (possibly Sunday, January 19.)
A preliminary draft of the upcoming community survey was received from ETC Institute. After review, Davis and Golden had changes they would like implemented, which Golden will convey at a meeting with ETC and Canton Leisure Services at the end of January.