Monday, January 23, 2012

ALA winners

So - it appears all my picks were incorrect but I did guess a few. And now I've got even more books added to my TBR pile...What did you think of this list? Did you do a happy dance when you saw this? Did they include your favorites? And what books did they overlook?

John Newbery Medal
“Dead End in Norvelt,” written by Jack Gantos
Honor Books: "Inside Out & Back Again," written by Thanhha Lai and
"Breaking Stalin’s Nose,”

Randolph Caldecott Medal :
“A Ball for Daisy," illustrated and written by Chris Raschka
Honor Books: “Blackout,” illustrated and written by John Rocco,
"Grandpa Green" illustrated and written by Lane Smith, and
“Me … Jane,” illustrated and written by Patrick McDonnell

Michael L. Printz Award:
“Where Things Come Back,” written by John Corey Whaley
Honor books : “Why We Broke Up,” written by Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman,
“The Returning,” written by Christine Hinwood and
“The Scorpio Races,” written by Maggie Stiefvater

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award:
Kadir Nelson, author and illustrator of “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans,”
William C. Morris Award :
“Where Things Come Back,” written by John Corey Whaley .
Finalists: “Girl of Fire and Thorns,” written by Rae Carson,
“Paper Covers Rock,” written by Jenny Hubbard, ,
“Under the Mesquite,” written by Guadalupe Garcia McCall, and
“Between Shades of Gray,” written by Ruta Sepetys,

Schneider Family Book Award:
“Close to famous,” written by Joan Bauer and
“Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures,” written by Brian Selznick .
“The Running Dream,” written by Wendelin Van Dranen

Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:
•“Big Girl Small,” by Rachel DeWoskin
•“In Zanesville,” by Jo Ann Beard
•“The Lover’s Dictionary,” by David Levithan
•“The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens,” by Brooke Hauser
•“The Night Circus,” by Erin Morgenstern
•“Ready Player One,” by Ernest Cline
•“Robopocalypse: A Novel,” by Daniel H. Wilson
•“Salvage the Bones,” by Jesmyn Ward
•“The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures
•“The Talk-Funny Girl,” by Roland Merullo

So, I guess, when I'm finished Under the Never Sky (which is SO very good) I'm going to turn to Where Things Come Back!

1 comment:

kamagra said...

The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo is a beautifully crafted, exceptionally moving novel.