Monday, January 28, 2013

And The Winners Are...

Newbery
Honors:
Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

My Thoughts: I really like this group. Bomb was my favorite going in and I'm happy to see that it won an Honor. I like that this is a diverse group of books with many different strengths and a wide range of appeal.

Printz
Honors:
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe written by Benjamin Alire S√°enz
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna

My Thoughts: As usual when confronted with a Printz winner all I can think after reading the synopsis is, "Wow that sounds hopelessly depressing." Some of the Printz Award winners have surprised me (two actually). I'm really disappointed Code Name Verity didn't win, but at least it won an Honor.

Caldecott

Honors:
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 and published by Neal Porter Books
One Cool Friend illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo
Sleep Like a Tiger illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue

My Thoughts: SURPRISE! Jon Klassen won and got an honor!!!! And the book that won wasn't the one of his we were expecting. I really liked This is Not My Hat and don't know why it didn't get talked about more. Simple because I Want My Hat Back didn't win last year?

And some other winners:
Morris: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (YAY!)
Geisel: Up, Tall and High! by Ethan Long
Sibert: Bomb: the Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (So happy it's getting the love it deserves!)
Wilder Medal: Katherine Paterson (Awesome!)
Edwards: Tamora Pierce (I still haven't actually read any of her books-shhh!)

4 comments:

  1. AHEM. Bump some Tamora Pierce to the top of your TBR list. Thanks :D

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  2. I have to say I was pretty disappointed about "This is Not My Hat." I didn't hate it by any means, but I thought there were so many books that were so much better. Other than that, I was happy enough about everything.

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    1. I wasn't disappointed because I love his work, but I do like Extra Yarn better. Again, I'm not a great judge for the Caldecott since it is an art award and I have no schema for evaluating art.

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