Monday, January 23, 2012

Winners of the 2012 Youth Media Awards!

This morning the American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners of the 2012 Youth Media Awards. These awards go to the top books, video, and audiobooks for children and teens. You are probably familiar with the Caldecott and the Newbery Medals, but they are just two of the many exciting awards given out. Here is a complete list of the winners, with links to our catalog, so you can request a copy today!

Caldecott Winner

Caldecott Medal
- for the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Winner - A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka
Honor - Blackout by John Rocco
Honor - Grandpa Green by Lane Smith
Honor - Me... Jane by Patrick McDonnell   

Newbery Winner

Newbery Medal
- for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.
Winner - Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Honor - Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Honor - Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin

Printz & Morris Winner
Printz Award - for excellence in literature written for young adults.
Winner - Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Honor - Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
Honor - The Returning by Christine Hinwood
Honor - Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
Honor - The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

 Morris Award - for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens.
Winner - Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Honor - Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
                                             Honor - Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard
                                             Honor - Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
                                             Honor - Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Geisel Winner

Theodore Seuss Geisel Award - for the most distinguished beginning reader book.
Winner - Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider
Honor - I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems
Honor - I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Honor - See Me Run by Paul Meisel

Sibert Winner
Sibert Award - for the most distinguished informational book for children.
Winner - Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet
- Black & White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene 'Bull' Connor by Larry Dane Brimnerand
Honor - Drawing from Memory by Allen Say
Honor - The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O'Connell and Donna M. Jackson
Honor - Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer

YALSA Award for Excellence in Non-Fiction for Young Adults - honors the best non-fiction book published for young adults, ages 12-18.
YALSA Winner
Winner - The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, and Treachery by Steve Sheinkin
Honor - Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
Honor - Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition by Karen Blumenthal
Honor - Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) by Sue Macy
Honor - Music Was It: Young Leonard Berstein by Susan Goldman Rubin

King Author Award

Coretta Scott King (Author) Award
- recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults.
Winner - Kadir Nelson, author of Heart & Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
Honor - Eloise Greenfield, author of The Great Migration: Journey to the North
Honor - Patricia C. McKissack, author of Never Forgotten

King Illustrator Winner

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award
- recognizing an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.
Winner - Shane W. Evans, illustrator and author of Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom
Honor - Kadir Nelson, illustrator and author of Heart & Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

Belpre Author Award

Pura Belpre (Author) Award - honoring a Latino writer whose children's books best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.
Winner - Guadalupe Garcia McCall, author of Under the Mesquite
Honor - Margarita Engle, author of Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck
Honor - Xavier Garza, author of Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller

Belpre Illustrator Winner
Pura Belpre (Illustrator) Award - honoring a Latino illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.
Winner - Duncan Tonatiuh, illustrator and author of Diego Rivera: His World and Ours
Honor - Rafael Lopez, illustrator of The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred
Honor - Sara Palacios, illustrator of Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match

Schneider Family Book Award
- for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.
Winner - Close to Famous by Joan Bauer
Winner - Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words in Pictures by Brian Selznick

Schneider Winner
Schneider Winner

Stonewall Winner

Stonewall Book Award - given annually to children's and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience.
Winner - Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright
Honor - a+e 4ever by Ilike Merey
Honor - Money Boy by Paul Yee
Honor - Pink by Lili Wilkinson
Honor - with or without you by Brian Farrey

Odyssey Award - for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults
Odyssey Winner
Winner - Rotters by Daniel Kraus,
narrated by Kirby Heyborne

Honor - Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri,
narrated by JD Jackson
Honor - Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt,
narrated by Lincoln Hoppe
Honor - The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater,
narrated by Scott West and Fiona Hardingham
Honor - Young Fredle by Cynthia Voigt,
narrated by Wendy Carter

Carnegie Medal - for excellence in children's video
Winner - Children Make Terrible Pets produced by Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard

Alex Awards - for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences.
* Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin
* In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard
* The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
* The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens by Brooke Hauser
* The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
* Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
* Robopocalypse: A Novel by Daniel Wilson
* Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
* The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures by Caroline Preston
* The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo

1 comment:

  1. Delighted to see "The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred" (Charlesbridge, 2011) here as well as all the other books recognized by the ALA. There is a Discussion & Activity Guide relating to the book available for download on my website.
    All best,
    Samantha Vamos