Monday, February 6, 2012

2012 Book Awards

The American Library Association recently announced several 2012 youth book award winners.

Click on the book titles to see them in our catalog. (It may take a minute for our catalog to load.)

Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What were your favorite books from last year?
Printz Award
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Printz Honor Books

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
The Returning by Christine Hinwood
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Michael L. Printz Award is awarded for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. See more information about the Newbery Medal and past winners here.

Newbery Medal Winner

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Newbery Honor Books

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin

The Newbery Medal is awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. See more information about the Newbery Medal and past winners here.

Sibert Medal Winner

Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet

Sibert Honor Books

Black and White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor by Larry Dane Brimner
Drawing from Memory by Allen Say
The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O'Connell and Donna M. Jackson

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year. See more information about the Sibert Medal and past winners here.

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