Monday, January 23, 2012

And the Winners Are...

The winners of the ALA Youth Media Awards were announced this morning at the Midwinter Conference. Here they are in all their newly medaled glory. I'm a little sad because none of the books I wanted to win did. I am looking forward to reading the winners I haven't gotten to yet though.

The Geisel
Awarded to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.
The Winner: Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider
The Honors: I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems, I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, See Me Run by Paul Meisel

The Printz Award
Awarded to the author of a work that exemplifies excellence in young adult literature.

The Winner: Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
The Honors: Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, The Returning by Christine Hinwood (my review), Jasper Jones by Craig Silveym, The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (my review)

The Caldecott
Awarded to the artist of the most distinguished picture book for children

The Winner: A Ball For Daisy by Chris Raschka
The Honors: Blackout by John Rocco, Grandpa Green by Lane Smith, Me Jane! by Patrick McDonald

The Newbery
Awarded to the author of the most distinguished work of American literature for children.

The Winner: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
The Honors: Inside Out and Back Again by Thannha Lai (my review), Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin

Congratulations to all!


  1. Maybe Bit should read that Geisel one. :-)

    1. She said the same thing when it was announced, "Hey I should read that book." It was followed by, "It won't make me try anything new though."

  2. I, for one, can't wait to read the Geisel awards (oh, wait, not only have I read I Broke My Trunk but own it and have it memorized... :-) ). I want to read all the award winners, but I also have to point out my longtime championing of Inside Out :-).... I should get a feather in my cap for that one.