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January 24, 2012

ALA Awards Announced

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Yesterday morning, the American Library Association announced the winners of their coveted medals.  Unlike some years, I’m happy to say that I’ve already read some of them (I’ll color these red and will also link to reviews of written).

Without further ado:

The Newbery Medal:
Dead End in Norvelt  by Jack Gantos (Farrar Straus Giroux).  Still waiting for my copy to come in!

Newbery Honor Books:
Inside Out & Back Again  by Thanhha Lai (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin (Henry Holt and Company, LLC)

Caldecott Medal:
A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade Books)

Caldecott Honor Books:
Blackout by John Rocco (Hyperion Books)
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook Press)  Link to review
Me … Jane  by Patrick McDonnell (Little, Brown and Company)

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley (Atheneum)

Printz Honor Books:
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman (Little, Brown and Company)
The Returning by Christine Hinwood (Dial Books)
Jasper Jones  by Craig Silvey (Alfred A. Knopf)
The Scorpio Races  by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic Press)

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award:
Kadir Nelson for Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans (Balzer + Bray).

King Honor Recipients:
Eloise Greenfield for The Great Migration: Journey to the North,” illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Amistad)
Patricia C. McKissack for Never Forgotten, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (Schwartz & Wade Books)

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award:
Shane W. Evans, illustrator and author for Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom (Neal Porter Book).

King Honor Book:
Kadir Nelson for Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans (Balzer + Bray).

Schneider Family Book Award for middle schoolers:
Close to famous by Joan Bauer (Viking)
Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick (Scholastic Press).

Schneider Family Book Award for teen readers:
The Running Dream  by Wendelin Van Draanen (Alfred A. Knopf)

Margaret A. Edwards Award:
To Susan Cooper whose books include Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; and Silver on the Tree.

Mildred L. Batchelder Award:
Soldier Bear by Bibi Dumon Tak, illustrated by Philip Hopman, translated by Laura Watkinson (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.

Batchelder Honor Book:
The Lily Pond by Annika Thor, and translated by Linda Schenck (Delacorte Press).

Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award:
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams Books for Young Readers).

Belpré Illustrator Honor Books:
The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred illustrated by Rafael López, written by Samantha R. Vamos (Charlesbridge)
Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match /Marisol McDonald no combina  illustrated by Sara Palacios, written by Monica Brown (Children’s Book Press)

Pura Belpré (Author) Award:
Under the Mesquite  by Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Lee and Low Books Inc.)

Belpré Author Honor Books:
Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck  by Margarita Engle (Henry Holt)
Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller by Xavier Garza (Cinco Puntos Press).

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award:
Balloons over Broadway:  The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children).

Sibert Honor Books:  
Black & White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene ‘Bull’ Connor by Larry Dane Brimner (Calkins Creek)
Drawing from Memory by Allen Say (Scholastic Press)
The Elephant Scientist  by Caitlin O’Connell and Donna M. Jackson, photographs by Caitlin O’Connell and Timothy Rodwell (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children).
Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem, written and illustrated by Rosalyn Schanzer (National Geographic Society).

Stonewall Book Award -Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award:
Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright (Simon & Schuster BFYR).

Stonewall Honor Books:
a + e 4ever by Ilike Merey (Lethe Press, Inc.)
Money Boy  by Paul Yee (Groundwood Books)
Pink  by Lili Wilkinson (HarperTeen)
with or without you by Brian Farrey (Simon Pulse).

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award:
Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider (Clarion Books).

Geisel Honor Books:
I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems (Hyperion Books for Children)
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press)
See Me Run by Paul Meisel (Holiday House).

William C. Morris Award:
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley (Atheneum Books for Young Readers).

William C. Morris Honors:
Girl of Fire and Thorns  by Rae Carson (Greenwillow Books)  Link to review
Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard (Delacorte Press)
Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Lee and Low Books)
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (Philomel Books)

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery  by Steve Sheinkin (Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press).

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Honors:
Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science  by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos (Clarion Books)
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition  by Karen Blumenthal (Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press)
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) by Sue Macy (National Geographic Children’s Books)
Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein by Susan Goldman Rubin (Charlesbridge).

Looks like I’ve still got a lot of reading to do!  Which is your favorite so far?  I’d have to go with Carson’s Girl of Fire and Thorns.


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  1. […] ALA Awards Announced.  This one is kind of a no brainer.  Awards matter and we need to know what books won. […]

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