Monday, January 28, 2013

Award Winners!

I can't believe it -- I have actually read TWO of the Youth Media Award Winners!

Shocking is more like it.  I'm so far behind, I'm still reading award winners from 3 years ago!

But I was thrilled when The One and Only Ivan was announced as the 2013 Newbery Award winner for juvenile fiction.  In my 2012 year end "likes and dislikes" I named it my favorite juvenile fiction book of the year.  And Code Name Verity, which was a Printz award honoree for YA literature, was my overall favorite of 2012.

Here is a partial list of the winners:

2013 NEWBERY AWARDThe One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (HarperCollins)
Newbery Honors:
  • Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz (Candlewick)
  • Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (Flash Point)
  • Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (Dial)
2013 CALDECOTT AWARDThis Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (Candlewick)
Caldecott Honors:
  • Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown (Simon & Schuster)
  • Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen (Balzer + Bray)
  • Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Roaring Brook Press)
  • One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by David Small (Dial)
  • Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski (Houghton Mifflin Books)
2013 PRINTZ AWARDIn Darkness by Nick Lake (Bloomsbury)
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (Simon & Shuster)
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion)
  • Dodger by Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins)
  • The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna (Red Deer Press)