ALA 2013 Awards Announced

The American Library Awards named the winners of their coveted medals this morning.  Here is a list, hopefully formatted a bit more clearly than the lists I’ve found online.

Newbery Medal winner for outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Newbery Honor Books:
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz (Candlewick Press)
Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press).  My son wants to read this one so I’m already on the library’s list.
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Young Readers Group)Caldecott Medal for illustration:
This Is Not My Hat illustrated and written by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press).  One of my girlfriends just recommended this to me.

Caldecott Honor Books:
Creepy Carrots! illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers).  I adored this book.
Extra Yarn illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Publishers)
Green illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press)
One Cool Friend illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo (Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Young Readers Group)
Sleep Like a Tiger illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Disney/Jump at the Sun Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group)

King Honor Books:
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis (Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Young Readers Group)
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (Carolrhoda Lab)

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award:
I, Too, Am America illustrated by Bryan Collier (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

King Illustrator Honor Books:
H. O. R. S. E. illustrated and written by Christopher Myers (Egmont USA)
Ellen’s Broom illustrated by Daniel Minter (G. P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Young Readers Group)
I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr. illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Schwartz & Wade Books/Random House Children’s Books)

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
In Darkness by Nick Lake (Bloomsbury Books for Young Readers)

Printz Honor Books:
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion)
Dodger by Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna (Red Deer Press)

Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience:
Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert illustrated by David Diaz (Clarion Books)

Pura Belpré (Author) Award:
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Belpré Author Honor Book:
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano (Scholastic Press)

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award:
Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press)

Sibert Honor Books:
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin written and illustrated by Robert Byrd  (Dial Books for Young Readers)
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip M. Hoose (Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers)
Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson (Scholastic Press)

Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience:
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Stonewall Honor Books:
Drama by Raina Telgemeier (Graphix/Scholastic Inc.)
Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz (Simon Pulse)
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman (Candlewick Press)
Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie  by S. J. Adams (Flux)

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book:
Up, Tall and High! by Ethan Long (G. P. Putnam’s Sons)

Geisel Honor Books:
Let’s Go for a Drive! by Mo Willems (Hyperion Books for Children)
Frank the Cat and His Four Groovy Button by Eric Litwin (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell (Candlewick Press)

William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Random House Children’s Books).  Loved this book!

 

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