The 2014 Kirkus Prize(s)...

...have been announced.

The Prize for Young People's Literature was awarded to Kate Samworth, for Aviary Wonders Inc.: Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual:

Samworth’s “Aviary Wonders,” for readers 8-11, is designed to look like a futuristic catalogue of bird parts from which customers can order up and design their own feathered creatures. The judges called it “by far one of the most creative books we have ever encountered.”

Click on through to the WP for more info about the other winners, and to Kirkus for more info about the Prize itself.