A Ball of Daisy, Chris Raschka
Blackout, John Rocco
Grandpa Green, Lane Smith
2012 Geisel Winner
Tales for Very Picky Eaters
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
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)
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)
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.