If I Were Giving Out the 2014 Newbery Medal

I would probably give it to Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli. And I would definitely give Newbery Honors to *Doll Bones* by Holly Black and *The Lost Kingdom* by Matthew J. Kirby, and maybe give one to *The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp* by Kathy Appelt as well.…

If I Were Giving Out the 2014 Caldecott Medal

I would probably give it to Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown.      And I would probably give Caldecott Honors to Building Our House by Jonathan Bean, Journey by Aaron Becker, and Locomotive by Brian Floca. Not that there weren’t tons of other awesome picture books released last year.…