Monday, January 11, 2016
Prince Frederick, MD – January 12, 2016 – Recorded Books, Inc. is the audio publisher of this year’s Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners, announced Jan. 11 by the American Library Association (ALA) during the presentation of the 2016 Youth Media Award winners at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Boston.
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña (audio narrated by Lizan Mitchell) is the 2016 Newbery Medal winner. This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only a grandparent and grandchild can share. The John Newbery Medal is awarded for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature. Recorded Books, Inc. was also the audio publisher of last year’s Newbery winner: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick is the winner of this year’s Caldecott Medal. Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie, and this is the true story of that remarkable bear. The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded for the most distinguished American picture book for children.
“We pride ourselves on offering the very best in children’s and young adult content on audio,” said Troy Juliar, chief content officer of Recorded Books, Inc. “It’s tremendously rewarding for our titles to receive two of the most distinguished awards in children’s literature.”
Each year the ALA honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by judging committees of librarians and other children’s experts, the awards encourage original and creative work.
For more information on the ALA Youth Media Awards, please visit www.ilovelibraries.org/yma.
For more information or to purchase these award winners on audio, visit http://www.recordedbooks.com/. To view a complete list of the 2016 Youth Media Award winners, visit http://ala.unikron.com/2016/.
About Recorded Books, Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of more than 22,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books provides digital audiobooks and eBooks, as well as other compelling third-party content, including digital magazines and films, through its proprietary RBdigital Gateway platform. The company operates in the United Kingdom through its W. F. Howes subsidiary and in Australia through its Wavesound subsidiary. Recorded Books, founded in 1979 and headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD, acquired both Tantor Media and HighBridge Audio in 2014. For more information, visit www.recordedbooks.com.