ALA Awards!

It is that time of year again, when the American Library Association (ALA) gives out their awards. For a full listing of what books won awards today, check out the ALA News link.

Here is a list of some of the books that will go on my to-read list. Enjoy!

John Newbery Medal winner (children’s literature):
Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Newbery Honor Books:
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

Randolph Caldecott Medal winner (illustrations):
A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead
Caldecott Honor Books:
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill
Interrupting Chicken written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein.

Michael L. Printz Award (young adults literature):
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Printz Honor Books:
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
Nothing by Janne Teller

2 thoughts on “ALA Awards!

  1. I love Jennifer Holm, so I’m happy to hear about her Newberry Honor. I’m very interested in Moon over Manifest and am excited to read that one as well.

  2. Yes, I’m excited to read it as well…especially because it is written by a new author. I love finding new authors that write well. It is like an extra Christmas present!

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