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)

1 comment:

Amy said...

I just wrote about the winners as well:

I only got through a handful of Newbery candidates so hadn't read any of the winners, but I'm excited to read them now! And your review of Code Name Verity has made me want to read that one.