Monday, January 23, 2006

And the winners are...

The ALA announced the top books for children and adults this morning. The press release with the winners showed up on the website a little before 11am our time, and I was clicking the refresh button obsessively until it appeared. I'm not going to post all the winners, but here are the ones that relate to teens, including the Newbery winner and honor books (after all, the Newbery goes up to age 14). Books that are not shelved in the Teen collection are marked with an "*":

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:
Criss Cross, by Lynne Rae Perkins

Newbery Honor Books:
*Whittington, by Alan Armstrong
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale
*Show Way, by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Hudson Talbott

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
Looking for Alaska, by John Green

Printz Honor Books:
Black Juice, by Margo Lanagan
I Am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak
John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth, a Photographic Biography, by Elizabeth Partridge
A Wreath for Emmett Till, by Marilyn Nelson, illustrated by Philippe Lardy

Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:
Author Award-
Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue, by Julius Lester

Coretta Scott King (Author) Honor Books:
*Maritcha: A Ninetenth-Century American Girl, by Tonya Bolden
Dark Sons, by Nikki Grimes
A Wreath for Emmett Till, by Marilyn Nelson, illustrated by Philippe Lardy

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award
Jimi & Me, by Jaime Adoff

Pura Belpre Award honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience:
Author Award-
The Tequila Worm, by Viola Canales

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:
Middle-School Award-
Tending to Grace, by Kimberly Newton Fusco

Teen Award-
Under the Wolf, Under the Dog, by Adam Rapp

Margaret A. Edwards Awards for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults:
Jacqueline Woodson

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children:
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley, by Sally M. Walker

Sibert Honor Book:
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children's book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States:
An Innocent Soldier, by Josef Holub and translated by Michael Hofmann

Batchelder Honor Books:
*Nicholas, by Rene Goscinny and translated by Anthea Bell
When I Was a Soldier, by Valerie Zenatti and translated by Adriana Hunter

Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:
****A Note: Although these are not all currently held in the Teen collection at CLP - Main, they soon will be!****
*Midnight at the Dragon Cafe, by Judy Fong Bates
*Upstate, by Kalisha Buckhanon
Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman
As Simple as Snow, by Gregory Gallaway
*Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
*Gil's All Fright Diner, by A. Lee Martinez
*The Necessary Beggar, by Susan Palwick
*My Jim, by Nancy Rawles
*Jesus Land: A Memoir, by Julia Scheeres
*The Glass Castle: A Memoir, by Jeanette Walls

Well. That took forever. And now I have to read them all...

If any of you read these books, please let us know what you think! Remember, you can place requests on anything that I've posted by clicking the link and choosing "request this item" at the top of the screen.

My fingers are tired. More later.

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