[Libs-Or] FW: ALA Youth Media Award Winners

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 10:03:15 PST 2013


SEATTLE - The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top
books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults - including the
Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards - at its Midwinter
Meeting in Seattle.

A list of all the 2013 award winners follows:

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's
literature:
 "The One and Only Ivan," written by Katherine Applegate, is the 2013
Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by HarperCollins Children's
Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.

Three Newbery Honor Books also were named: "Splendors and Glooms" by Laura
Amy Schlitz and published by Candlewick Press; "Bomb: The Race to Build--and
Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon" by Steve Sheinkin and published by
Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press; and "Three Times Lucky" by
Sheila Turnage and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of
Penguin Young Readers Group.

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book
for children:
 "This Is Not My Hat," illustrated and written by Jon Klassen, is the 2013
Caldecott Medal winner. The book is published by Candlewick Press.

Five Caldecott Honor Books also were named: "Creepy Carrots!" illustrated
by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds and published by Simon & Schuster
Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's
Publishing Division; "Extra Yarn," illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by
Mac Barnett and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins
Publishers; "Green," illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger and
published by Neal Porter Books, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press; "One
Cool Friend," illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo and
published by Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young
Readers Group; "Sleep Like a Tiger," illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski,
written by Mary Logue and published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children,
an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American
author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:

"Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America," written by Andrea Davis
Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney is the King Author Book winner.
The book is published by Disney/Jump at the Sun Books, an imprint of Disney
Book Group.

Two King Author Honor Books were selected: "Each Kindness" by Jacqueline
Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis and published by Nancy Paulsen Books, a
division of Penguin Young Readers Group; and "No Crystal Stair: A
Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller"
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie and published
by Carolrhoda Lab, an imprint of Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group, Inc.

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award:
 "I, Too, Am America," illustrated by Bryan Collier, is the King
Illustrator Book winner. The book is written by Langston Hughes and
published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon
& Schuster Children's Publishing Division.

Three King Illustrator Honor Books were selected: "H. O. R. S. E.,"
illustrated and written by Christopher Myers, and published by Egmont USA;
"Ellen's Broom," illustrated by Daniel Minter, written by Kelly Starling
Lyons and published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, a division of Penguin Young
Readers Group; and "I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr." illustrated by
Kadir Nelson, written by Martin Luther King, Jr. and published by Schwartz
& Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of
Random House, Inc.

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young
adults:
 "In Darkness," written by Nick Lake, is the 2013 Printz Award winner. The
book is published by Bloomsbury Books for Young Readers.

Four Printz Honor Books also were named: "Aristotle and Dante Discover the
Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, published by Simon &
Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's
Publishing Division; "Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein, published by
Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group; "Dodger" by Terry Pratchett,
published by HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins
Publishers; "The White Bicycle" by Beverley Brenna, published by Red Deer
Press.

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of
the disability experience:
 "Back to Front and Upside Down!" written and illustrated by Claire
Alexander and published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., wins the award for children ages 0 to 10.
"A Dog Called Homeless" written by Sarah Lean and published by Katherine
Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, is the winner of the
middle-school (ages 11-13) award.
The teen (ages 13-18) award winner is "Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am,"
written by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis and published by Simon & Schuster
Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's
Publishing Division.

Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:

"Caring is Creepy," by David Zimmerman, published by Soho Press, Inc.
"Girlchild," by Tupelo Hassman, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
 "Juvenile in Justice," by Richard Ross, published by Richard Ross
"Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore," by Robin Sloan, published by Farrar,
Straus and Giroux
 "My Friend Dahmer," by Derf Backderf, published by Abrams ComicArts, an
imprint of Abrams
"One Shot at Forever," by Chris Ballard, published by Hyperion
"Pure," by Julianna Baggott, published by Grand Central Publishing, a
division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
"The Round House," by Louise Erdrich, published by Harper, an imprint of
HarperCollins Publishers
"Tell the Wolves I'm Home," by Carol Rifka Brunt, published by Dial Press,
an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random
House, Inc.
"Where'd You Go, Bernadette?," by Maria Semple, published by Little, Brown
and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children's video:
Katja Torneman, producer of "Anna, Emma and the Condors," is the Carnegie
Medal winner.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books,
published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a
substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. The 2013
winner is Katherine Paterson. Paterson was born in China in 1932 to
missionary parents and grew up in the American South, moving eighteen times
before she was 18. After graduating from King College in Bristol,
Tennessee, she herself became a missionary in Japan. She returned to the
U.S. to attend the Union Theological Seminary in New York, where she met
and married John Paterson, a Presbyterian minister. Her first book, "The
Sign of the Chrysanthemum," was published in 1973. Katherine Paterson
currently lives in Barre, Vermont.

Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement:
Demetria Tucker is the 2013 recipient. Tucker has served as youth services
coordinator within the Roanoke (Va.) Public Library System and library
media specialist at the Forest Park Elementary School, where she was
selected 2007 Teacher of the Year. As family and youth services librarian
for the Pearl Bailey Library, a branch of the Newport News (Va.) Public
Library System, Tucker now coordinates a youth leadership program, a teen
urban literature club and many other programs that support the youth of her
community.

Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young
adults:
Tamora Pierce is the 2013 Edwards Award winner. Pierce was born in rural
Western Pennsylvania in 1954. She knew from a young age she liked stories
and writing, and in 1983, she published her first book, Song of the
Lioness. She continues to write and even record her own audiobooks. She
currently lives with her husband (spouse-creature) and a myriad of animals
in Syracuse, New York.

May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award recognizing an author, critic,
librarian, historian or teacher of children's literature, who then presents
a lecture at a winning host site.

Andrea Davis Pinkney will deliver the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor
Lecture.  Andrea Davis Pinkney is a New York Times best-selling writer of
more than 20 books for children and young adults including picture books,
novels and nonfiction.  During the course of her career, Pinkney has
launched many high-profile publishing and entertainment entities, including
Hyperion Books for Children/Disney Publishing's Jump at the Sun imprint,
the first African American children's book imprint at a major publishing
company.

Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children's book originally
published in a language other than English in a country other than the
United States and subsequently translated into English for publication in
the United States:
 "My Family for the War" is the 2013 Batchelder Award winner. Originally
published in Germany in 2007 as "Liverpool Street," the book was written by
Anne C. Voorhoeve, translated by Tammi Reichel and published by Dial Books,
an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

Two Batchelder Honor Books also were selected: "A Game for Swallows: To
Die, to Leave, to Return," written and illustrated by Zeina Abirached,
translated by Edward Gauvin and published by Graphic Universe, a division
of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.; and "Son of a Gun," written and
translated by Anne de Graaf, and published by Eerdmans Books for Young
Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults,
available in English in the United States:
 "The Fault in Our Stars," produced by Brilliance Audio, is the 2013
Odyssey Award winner. The book is written by John Green and narrated by
Kate Rudd.

Three Odyssey Honor Audiobooks also were selected: "Artemis Fowl: The Last
Guardian," produced by Listening Library, written by Eoin Colfer and
narrated by Nathaniel Parker; "Ghost Knight," produced by Listening
Library, written by Cornelia Funke and narrated by Elliot Hill; and
"Monstrous Beauty," produced by Macmillian Audio, written by Elizabeth Fama
and narrated by Katherine Kellgren.

Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award honoring a Latino writer and illustrator
whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino
cultural experience:
 "Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert," illustrated by David Diaz, is
the Belpré Illustrator Award winner. The book was written by Gary D.
Schmidt and published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt Publishing Company.
  No Belpré Illustrator Honor Books were selected this year.

Pura Belpré (Author) Award:
"Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe," written by
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, is the Belpré Author Award winner. The book is
published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon
& Schuster Children's Publishing Division.

One Belpré Author Honor Book was named: "The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano"
by Sonia Manzano, published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic
Inc.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished
informational book for children:
"Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon,"
written by Steve Sheinkin, is the Sibert Award winner. The book is
published by Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press.

Three Sibert Honor Books were named: "Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and
Times of Benjamin Franklin," written and illustrated by Robert Byrd  and
published by Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young
Readers Group; "Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95,"
written by Phillip M. Hoose and published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for
Young Readers; and "Titanic: Voices from the Disaster," written by Deborah
Hopkinson and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.

Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult
Literature Award given annually to English-language children's and young
adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgender experience:
 "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe," written by
Benjamin Alire Sáenz and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young
Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, is
the Stonewall Award winner.

Four Stonewall Honor Books were selected: "Drama," written and illustrated
by Raina Telgemeier and published by Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic
Inc.; "Gone, Gone, Gone," written by Hannah Moskowitz and published by
Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division;
"October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard," written by Lesléa Newman
and published by Candlewick Press; and "Sparks: The Epic, Completely True
Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie," written by S. J. Adams and published
by Flux, an imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book:
"Up, Tall and High!" written and illustrated by Ethan Long is the Seuss
Award winner. The book is published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, a division of
Penguin Young Readers Group.

Three Geisel Honor Books were named: "Let's Go for a Drive!" written and
illustrated by Mo Willems, and published by Hyperion Books for Children, an
imprint of Disney Book Group; "Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons" by
Eric Litwin, created and illustrated by James Dean and published by
HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers; and
"Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover," written and illustrated by Cece Bell and
published by Candlewick Press.
William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author
writing for teens:
 "Seraphina," written by Rachel Hartman, is the 2013 Morris Award winner.
The book is published by Random House Children's Books, a division of
Random House, Inc.
 Four other books were finalists for the award: "Wonder Show," written by
Hannah Barnaby, published by Houghton Mifflin, an imprint of Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers; "Love and Other Perishable
Items," written by Laura Buzo, published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of
Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.; "After the
Snow," written by S. D. Crockett, published by Feiwel and Friends, an
imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group; and "The Miseducation of
Cameron Post," written by emily m. danforth, published by Balzer + Bray, an
imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:
  "Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon,"
written by Steve Sheinkin, is the 2013 Excellence winner. The book is
published by Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan
Children's Publishing Group.

Four other books were finalists for the award: "Steve Jobs: The Man Who
Thought Different," written by Karen Blumenthal, published by Feiwel &
Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group; "Moonbird: A
Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95," written by Phillip Hoose,
published by Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children's
Publishing Group; "Titanic: Voices from the Disaster," written by Deborah
Hopkinson, published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic; and
"We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March," written by Cynthia
Levinson, published by Peachtree Publishers.

Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards guide
parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials
for youth. Selected by judging committees of librarians and other
children's literature experts, the awards encourage original and creative
work.  For more information on the ALA youth media awards and notables,
please visit www.ala.org/yma .
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