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2012 Youth Media Award Winners from the American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) announced its list of the top books, videos, and audiobooks for children and young adults this week at the midwinter meeting in Dallas. We’ve collected all the winners and honorable mentions for you in one list for a quick reference. You can view these lists in Bibz by logging in at www.bibz2.com and accessing the lists tab, then selecting “special lists,” “awards.”

John Newbery Medal

WinnerDead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Honor Books—Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai and Breaking Stalin’s Noseby Eugene Yelchin

Randolph Caldecott Medal

Winner—A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka

Honor Books—Blackout by John Rocco; Grandpa Green by Lane Smith; and Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell

Michael L. Printz Award

Winner—Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Honor Books—Why We Broke Up by Daniel handler; The Returning by Christine Hinwood; Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey; and The Scorpio Racesby Maggie Stiefvater

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award

Winner—Kadir Nelson, author and illustrator of Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

Honor Books—Eloise Greenfield, author of The Great Migration: Journey to the North and Patricia C. McKissack, author of Never Forgotten

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award

Winner—Shane W. Evans, illustrator and author of Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom

Honor Books—Kadir Nelson, illustrator and author of Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

Winner—Ashley Bryan

Schneider Family Book Award

Winner, ages 0-8—no winner selected because no submissions were deemed worthy

Winners, ages 9-13—Close to Famous by Joan Bauer and Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Winners, ages 14-18—The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

Alex Awards

Winners—Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin; In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard; The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan; The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens by Brooke Hauser; The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern; Ready Player One by Ernest Cline; Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson; Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward; The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures by Caroline Preston; The Talk-Funny Girlby Roland Merullo

Andrew Carnegie Medal

Winner—Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard, producers of Children Make Terrible Pets

Margaret A. Edwards Award

Winner—Susan Cooper, author of The Dark is Rising Sequence

May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award

Winner—Michael Morpurgowill

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Winner—Soldier Bear by Bibi Dumon Tak

Honor Book—The Lily Pond by Annika Thor

Odyssey Award

Winner—Rotters by Daniel Kraus, narrated by Kirby Heyborne

Honor BooksGhetto Cowboy by G. Neri, narrated by JD Jackson; Okay for Now by D. Schmidt, narrated by Lincoln Hoppe; The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, narrated by Steve West and Fiona Hardingham; Young Fredleby Cynthia Voigt, narrated by Wendy Carter

Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award

Winner—Diego Rivera: His World and Ours written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

Honor Books—The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred, illustrated by Rafael Lopez, written by Samantha R. Vamos; Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina, illustrated by Sara Palacios, written by Monica Brown

Pura Belpré (Author) Award

Winner—Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Honor Books—Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita Engle and Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thrillerby Xavier Garza

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

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

Honor BooksBlack & 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; and Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salemby Rosalyn Schanzer

Stonewall Book Award

Winner—Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright

Honor Booksa + e 4ever by Ilike Merey; Money Boy by Paul Yee; Pink by Lili Wilkinson; With or Without Youby Brian Farrey

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Winner—Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider

Honor Books—I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems; I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen; and See Me Runby Paul Meisel

William C. Morris Award

Winner—Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Honor Books—Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson; Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard; Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall; and Between Shades of Grayby Ruta Sepetys

 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

Winner—The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin

Honor Books—Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos; Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition by Karen Blumenthal; Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) by Sue Macy; Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein by Susan Goldman Rubin

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