Monday, January 28, 2013

Book Awards Beaucoup!!!


This morning at 8 am, the American Library Association announced its annual Youth Media Awards!  19 different awards were handed out, including best picture book (Randolph Caldecott Medal), best beginning reader (Geisel Award), best young adult book (Michael L. Printz Award) and best book for children (John Newbery Medal).

If you are crazy about keeping up on the best children's literature, stop by your library and check out one of these destined classics!

Award: Newbery Medal
Title: The One and Only Ivan
Author: Katherina Applegate
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Award: Caldecott Medal
Title: This is Not My Hat
Author: Jon Klassen
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Award: Geisel Award
Title: Up! Tall! and High
Author: Ethan Long
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Award: Paula Belpré Award - Illustrations
Title: Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert
Author: Gary Schmidt
Illustrator: David Diaz
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Award: Paula Belpré Award - Text
Title: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz 
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Award: Coretta Scott King Award - Illustrations
Title: I, Too, Am America
Author: Langston Hughes
Illustrator: Bryan Collier
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Award: Coretta Scott King Award - Text
Title: Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America
Author: Andrea Pinkney
Illustrator: Brian Pinkney
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Award: Sibert Medal
Title: Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
Author: Steve Sheinkin
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Award: Odyssey Award
Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Produced by: Brilliance Audio
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Award: Printz Medal
Title: In Darkness
Author: Nick Lake
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For more ALA Youth Media Awards and more information, visit the Association for Library Services to Children's website here.

Photo by: Danielle Keller

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