'Flora & Ulysses' follows a young girl and her sidekick, a flying squirrel, while 'Locomotive' tells the story of a railroad journey taken by an American family in the 19th century.
Kate DiCamillo – best known for her movie-adapted “Because of Winn-Dixie,” and the Newbery Medal-winning “The Tale of Despereaux” – will serve as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in 2014 and 2015
E.L Konigsburg won the Newbery Medal twice and is best known for her children's book 'From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.'
Writer Katherine Applegate and writer-illustrator Jon Klassen were the recipients of the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott Medal, respectively.
The E.B. White classic 'Charlotte's Web' – about a pig named Wilbur and his best friend, a spider named Charlotte – was published 60 years ago today.