Best of the Best&Best of the Rest<br />Printz and Beyond<br />With<br />Teri S. Lesesne<br />
Printz charge<br />To select from the previous year's publications the best young adult book ("best" being defined solely ...
Printz criteria<br />Story<br />Is plot unique?<br />Is it logical and consistent?<br />Is it engaging> <br />
Morris Award for Debut ya novel<br />Blake<br />Shannon<br />Marissa<br />Photography chapter titles and cut quotes<br />
Printz criteria<br />Voice<br />Is it distinctive?<br />Is it consistent?<br />Is it engaging? <br />Is it realistic?<br />
2009 newbery honor<br />
Printz criteria<br />Style<br />How an author chooses and uses language<br />Elusive to pin down much more <br />
National book award 2010<br />
Printz criteria<br />Setting<br />May or may not be essential<br />Details have to be revealed gradually so as not to take...
5 starred reviews<br />Halli<br />Valley of 12 houses<br />
Printz criteria<br />Accuracy<br />Internal consistency in fiction<br />Accuracy more important in nonfiction and historic...
Odyssey honor 2010<br />
Printz criteria <br />Characters <br />Consistent<br />Believable<br />
Ggnt 2010<br />
Printz criteria<br />Theme<br />Original or at least unique take<br />Not preachy/didactic <br />
Newbery honor 2010<br />
Printz criteria<br />Illustration <br />Essential for some forms and formats<br />
Bbya and notable books 2010<br />
Printz criteria<br />Design (including format, organization, etc.)<br />
Bbya 2010<br />Lia<br />Cassie<br />
The process<br />Committee receives books<br />Committee looks at reviews<br />Studies listserv recommendations<br />Talks...
My process<br />As I read…<br />
I kept post-it in business<br />
And I made notes for discussion<br />
The winners are decided<br />
Random house<br />Cameron<br />Dulcie<br />Gonzo<br />Balder<br />CESSNAB<br />Don Quixote<br />
holt<br />
penguin<br />Karl Shoemaker<br />Operation “Be Fucking Normal”<br />6 days<br />5 jobs <br />37 dead cats<br />
Simon and schuster<br />1888<br />Will Henry<br />Dr. Warthrop<br />Anthropophagi<br />
candlewick<br />Jamie<br />Bus trip to see Peter<br />ADD and meth user<br />Portland to Memphis<br />Not linear chronolog...
Only 5 books???<br />Other notable titles from 2009<br />
Best manga<br />Det. Gesicht<br />Astro Boy<br />New series<br />
Best graphic novel<br />ALEX<br />NBA finalist<br />
Best novel in verse<br />WW I<br />Ollie, Emma, Frank, Muriel<br />
Best audiobook<br />
Best unreliable narrator<br />
Best page 57<br />
Best nonfiction<br />
Best middle of trilogy<br />Todd<br />Viola<br />Mayor Prentiss<br />Spackle<br />
Best book I did not think I’d like<br />
Best Intense and lyrical<br />Zach: "I have it in my head that when we're born, God writes things down on our hearts. See,...
Best world building<br />Hathin<br />Arilou<br />Gullstruck<br />Lace<br />Lost<br />
Looking ahead…<br />Watch for these in 2011 Awards<br />
2010 Standouts<br />
2010 Stars<br />
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  1. 1. Best of the Best&Best of the Rest<br />Printz and Beyond<br />With<br />Teri S. Lesesne<br />
  2. 2. Printz charge<br />To select from the previous year's publications the best young adult book ("best" being defined solely in terms of literary merit) and, if the Committee so decides, as many as four Honor Books. Committee size: 9, four to be elected, plus a consultant from the staff of Booklist, and an administrative assistant if requested<br />
  3. 3. Printz criteria<br />Story<br />Is plot unique?<br />Is it logical and consistent?<br />Is it engaging> <br />
  4. 4. Morris Award for Debut ya novel<br />Blake<br />Shannon<br />Marissa<br />Photography chapter titles and cut quotes<br />
  5. 5. Printz criteria<br />Voice<br />Is it distinctive?<br />Is it consistent?<br />Is it engaging? <br />Is it realistic?<br />
  6. 6. 2009 newbery honor<br />
  7. 7. Printz criteria<br />Style<br />How an author chooses and uses language<br />Elusive to pin down much more <br />
  8. 8. National book award 2010<br />
  9. 9. Printz criteria<br />Setting<br />May or may not be essential<br />Details have to be revealed gradually so as not to take focus from the story <br />
  10. 10. 5 starred reviews<br />Halli<br />Valley of 12 houses<br />
  11. 11. Printz criteria<br />Accuracy<br />Internal consistency in fiction<br />Accuracy more important in nonfiction and historical fiction<br />Spelling and other matters <br />
  12. 12. Odyssey honor 2010<br />
  13. 13. Printz criteria <br />Characters <br />Consistent<br />Believable<br />
  14. 14. Ggnt 2010<br />
  15. 15. Printz criteria<br />Theme<br />Original or at least unique take<br />Not preachy/didactic <br />
  16. 16. Newbery honor 2010<br />
  17. 17. Printz criteria<br />Illustration <br />Essential for some forms and formats<br />
  18. 18. Bbya and notable books 2010<br />
  19. 19. Printz criteria<br />Design (including format, organization, etc.)<br />
  20. 20. Bbya 2010<br />Lia<br />Cassie<br />
  21. 21. The process<br />Committee receives books<br />Committee looks at reviews<br />Studies listserv recommendations<br />Talks to everyone we know about books<br />Basically, we read, read, read (almost 500 books)<br />
  22. 22. My process<br />As I read…<br />
  23. 23. I kept post-it in business<br />
  24. 24. And I made notes for discussion<br />
  25. 25. The winners are decided<br />
  26. 26. Random house<br />Cameron<br />Dulcie<br />Gonzo<br />Balder<br />CESSNAB<br />Don Quixote<br />
  27. 27. holt<br />
  28. 28. penguin<br />Karl Shoemaker<br />Operation “Be Fucking Normal”<br />6 days<br />5 jobs <br />37 dead cats<br />
  29. 29. Simon and schuster<br />1888<br />Will Henry<br />Dr. Warthrop<br />Anthropophagi<br />
  30. 30. candlewick<br />Jamie<br />Bus trip to see Peter<br />ADD and meth user<br />Portland to Memphis<br />Not linear chronology<br />
  31. 31. Only 5 books???<br />Other notable titles from 2009<br />
  32. 32. Best manga<br />Det. Gesicht<br />Astro Boy<br />New series<br />
  33. 33. Best graphic novel<br />ALEX<br />NBA finalist<br />
  34. 34. Best novel in verse<br />WW I<br />Ollie, Emma, Frank, Muriel<br />
  35. 35. Best audiobook<br />
  36. 36. Best unreliable narrator<br />
  37. 37. Best page 57<br />
  38. 38. Best nonfiction<br />
  39. 39. Best middle of trilogy<br />Todd<br />Viola<br />Mayor Prentiss<br />Spackle<br />
  40. 40. Best book I did not think I’d like<br />
  41. 41. Best Intense and lyrical<br />Zach: "I have it in my head that when we're born, God writes things down on our hearts. See, on some people's hearts he writes happy and on some people's hearts he writes sad.”<br />
  42. 42. Best world building<br />Hathin<br />Arilou<br />Gullstruck<br />Lace<br />Lost<br />
  43. 43. Looking ahead…<br />Watch for these in 2011 Awards<br />
  44. 44. 2010 Standouts<br />
  45. 45. 2010 Stars<br />

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