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Summary of Award Books 2012

Award Books 2012

Picture Books and Easy Readers:

2012 Caldecott Winner(s)

A Ball of Daisy, Chris Raschka

2012 Caldecott Honor(s)

Blackout, John Rocco

Grandpa Green, Lane Smith

2012 Geisel Winner                     

Tales for Very Picky Eaters

 Written and illustrated by by John Schneider     

2012 Geisel Honor

We Are in a Book, Mo Willems

Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same, Grace Lin


2011 Boston Globe-Horn Winner

Pocket Full of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes,

by Sally Maver


2011 Boston Globe-Horn Honor Books

  Anna Hibiscus, by Atinuke (Kane Miller)

 Can We Save the Tiger?, by Martin Jenkins

  Pecan Pie Baby, by Jaqueline Woodson            



Chapter books for upper elementary and teen readers:

(approximately ages 10-14)

2012 Newbery Winner(s)

Dead End In Norvelt, Jack Gantos

2012 Newbery Honors

Inside Out and Back Again, Thanhha Lai

Breaking Stalin's Nose, Eugene Yelchin

Link to ALSC’s “Notable Books”: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/compubs/alsc20/index.cfm

Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books. According to the Notables Criteria, "notable" is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children's books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children's interests in exemplary ways


Award Books for Young Adults

(approximately ages 12-18)

Printz Winner:

Where Things Come Back

By John Corey Whaley

Printz Honor books:

Why We Broke Up, written by Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

The Returning, written by Christine Hinwood and published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group Young Readers Group USA.

Jasper Jones, written by Craig Silvey and published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

The Scorpio Races, written by Maggie Stiefvater and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.