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Youth Media Awards Annoucements

It's a beautiful day in San Diego and I got to spend the morning at the ALA Youth Media Awards Announcements! I loved being there with the crowd and hearing the cheers and gasps of shock as the awards were announced. Here's what won the biggies:

Printz Award Winner: Ship Breaker Paolo Bacigalupi-I've read this one, now I need to review it! I'm pretty happy with this win and I'm not that surprised. I also think it has a good amount of teen appeal which is nice when it comes to the awards!

Printz Award Honors: Stolen by Lucy Christopher, Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King (my dark horse pick! It won an honor-so so thrilled!), Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick, and Nothing by Janne Teller. (I've got some reading to do!!)

Newbery Award Winner: Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (big surprise and not a well known title)

Newbery Award Honors: Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm, Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, and One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia (still a little annoyed it didn't take the win!!)

Caldecott Award Winner: A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C Stead-I heart this book so so much! I am beyond excited it won, especially since I thought it was only going to get an honor-big happy surprise!!

Caldecott Award Honors: Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill and Interrupting Chicken written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein

Other books and awards I was excited about:

Coretta Scott King Winner: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia (love this book!)

Stonewall Award Winner: Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher (yay-Missouri authors!! And Brian is super awesome and visited by library last year-so thrilled for him!)

Schneider Family Book Award for YA: Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John (another Missouri author!)

So any surprises for you? Do you like the awards this year? You can find the full 2011 youth media award list at the ALA site!

Comments

  1. I'm so, so, SO thrilled that Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher won the Stonewall Award! Such a great book!

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  2. Thank you for picking me as your dark horse! You were, I think, the only one!
    Rock on!

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  3. I'm so envious that you are there!! I hope that you write a big ol' post with all of the details on the experience!!

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  4. To be completely honest, I was a bit disappointed with "Ship Breaker" winning the Printz. Yes, it has lots of themes to talk about and the world building was great, but I felt the characters (except for Tool) to be one dimensional. I wasn't too impressed by it.

    I also have lots of reading to do!

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  5. I haven't read any of these books. Guess I'd better get reading.

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  6. Can you believe four of the five Newbery honorees were historical fiction? That's a surprise....

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  7. I gave you the Stylish Blogger Award

    http://wulfluva-shellsstories.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

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  8. I have some reading to do off the Printz list as well. I've read two of the five! Which is better than none but still a ways to go.

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  9. Michelle-I'm the same way-I've read two Printz and only one of the Newbery books!

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