Newberys, Caldecotts, and More!

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 Medal:A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka; Ages 2-6; Schwartz & Wade Books (Random House); HFB pick

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 Award: Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley; Ages 14+; Atheneum Books (Simon & Schuster)

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

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