Thursday, January 31, 2013

2013 ALA Award Winners

From my inbox through Follet's information service --
And the 2013 ALA Award Winners and Honors are…
As advocates for international schools and libraries, we understand the excitement of book award and honor winners and having the information as soon as possible. (Did you see our Tweets? Or Facebook post?) We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you the list of all of the American Library Association’s 2013 Award and Honor titles that were announced on Monday.  
In addition, make sure to read about our Give Away at the bottom of this email message!
John Newbery Medal
“The One and Only Ivan,” written by Katherine Applegate
Three Newbery Honor Books also were named:
·      “Splendors and Glooms” by Laura Amy Schlitz
·      “Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon” by Steve Sheinkin
·      “Three Times Lucky” by Sheila Turnage
Randolph Caldecott Medal
“This Is Not My Hat,” illustrated and written by Jon Klassen
Five Caldecott Honor Books also were named:
·      “Creepy Carrots!” illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds
·      “Extra Yarn,” illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett
·      “Green,” illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
·      “One Cool Friend,” illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo 
·     “Sleep Like a Tiger,” illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for most distinguished beginning reader:
“Up, Tall and High!” written and illustrated by Ethan Long
Three Geisel Honor Books were named:
·      “Let’s Go for a Drive!” written and illustrated by Mo Willems
·      “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons”
·      “Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover,” written and illustrated by Cece Bell
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
“In Darkness,” written by Nick Lake
Four Printz Honor Books also were named:
·      “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
·      “Code Name Verity” by Elizabeth Wein
·      “Dodger” by Terry Pratchett
·      “The White Bicycle” by Beverley Brenna
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award
“Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America,” written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Two King Author Honor Book recipients were selected:
·      “Each Kindness” by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis
·      “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
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award:
“I, Too, Am America,” illustrated by Bryan Collier
Three King Illustrator Honor Book recipients were selected:
·      “H. O. R. S. E.,” illustrated and written by Christopher Myers
·      “Ellen’s Broom,” illustrated by Daniel Minter, written by Kelly Starling Lyons
·      “I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr.” illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Schneider Family Book Award
Children Ages 0-10 - “Back to Front and Upside Down!” written and illustrated by Claire Alexander
Children Ages 11-13 - “A Dog Called Homeless” written by Sarah Lean
Children Ages 13-18 - Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am,” written by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis
Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:
·      “Caring is Creepy,” by David Zimmerman
·      “Girlchild,” by Tupelo Hassman
·      “Juvenile in Justice,” by Richard Ross
·      “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” by Robin Sloan
·      “My Friend Dahmer,” by Derf Backderf
·      “One Shot at Forever,” by Chris Ballard
·      “Pure,” by Julianna Baggott
·      “The Round House,” by Louise Erdrich
·      “Tell the Wolves I’m Home,” by Carol Rifka Brunt
·      “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?,” by Maria Semple

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