Monday, January 23, 2012

2012 ALA Youth Media Awards

The results of the Youth Media Awards are in, and per usual, they go to books I've never heard of!  Huzzah!

  The Printz Award Winner: Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Honor Books:
Why We Broke Up, written by Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman (Look!  One I've actually read!)
The Returning, written by Christine Hinwood
Jasper Jones, written by Craig Silvey
The Scorpio Races, written by Maggie Stiefvater

Newbery Medal Winner: Dead End in Norvelt written by Jack Gantos

Honor Books: 
Inside Out & Back Again written by Thanhha Lai
Breaking Stalin’s Nose written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

 Caldecott Medal Winner: A Ball for Daisy illustrated and written by Chris Raschka

Honor Books:
Blackout illustrated and written by John Rocco
Grandpa Green illustrated and written by Lane Smith (Yay Lane Smith!)
Me … Jane illustrated and written by Patrick McDonnell

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award: Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson

Honor Books:
The Great Migration: Journey to the North by Eloise Greenfield
Never Forgotten by Patricia C. McKissack

Get full results for all awards here.

So there you have it.  What do you think?  I'm starting to get super annoyed with the Printz committee.  Where's Chime?  Where's Daughter of Smoke and Bones?  They're not even honor books? What is this Where Things Come Back that no one has ever heard of?  It better be pretty flipping fabulous.

1 comment:

  1. Jasper Jones for president! Seriously, I am excited about this one - it was my favorite of all my favorite books of the year. If there was a best sidekick in a book this year award, I'd blackmail a judge.


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