This morning, the American Library Association announced the 2012 youth media awards winners. Like others in the book world, we were glued to twitter, commenting furiously as the results rolled in from Dallas. Our staff voted on our picks for both Caldecott and Newbery, so we were excited to find out how accurately we called it!
Newbery Medal: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos; Ages 10-12; Farrar Straus Giroux (Macmillan)
Newbery Honor: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai; Ages 8-10; HarperCollins; HFB pick
Newbery Honor: Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin; Ages 10-12; Henry Holt & Company (Macmillan)
Caldecott Honor: Blackout by John Rocco; Ages 3-7; Hyperion Books (Random House); HFB pick
Caldecott Honor: Grandpa Green by Lane Smith; Ages 3-6; Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan); HFB pick
Caldecott Honor: Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell; Ages 3-7; Little, Brown (Hachette)
Printz Nominee: Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler; Ages 14+; Little, Brown (Hachette)
Printz Nominee: The Returning by Christine Hinwood; Ages 14+; Dial Books (Penguin Putnam)
Printz Nominee: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater; Ages 14+; Scholastic Press
There they are, folks! Interested in getting your hands on any of these award winners? Give us a call and we’ll put titles on hold! 703-548-4092, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.