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  1. 1. From the Caldecott to the Printz: Literature Awards for Children and TeensThe major websites for youth book awards are listed below. Take the time to visitthese sites, familiarize yourself with the criteria for the individual awards and browsethrough the wealth of wonderful titles on these lists.Americas Book Award for Children and Young Adults - Award or Honor book, Julia. Return to Sender. Knopf, 2009. [Farm life; Vermont; Friendship;Migrant labor; Illegal aliens; Fiction] (Gr. 6-9) {Americas Award Winner: 2010;ALA Notable Children’s Books: 2010; Pura Belpre Author Award: 2010}Campos, Maria de Fatima. Victoria Goes to Brazil. Frances Lincoln, 2009. [Brazil-Pictorial Works – Juvenile Literature; Brazil- Social life and customs -21st century-Pictorial Works – Juvenile Literature] (Gr. 1 – 3) {Americas Award CommendedTitle: 2010}Asian Pacific American Award for Literature award or honor book, forchildren’s illustration or children’s and young adult , Dorina K. Lazo. Cora Cooks Pancit. Illustrated by Kristi Valiant. Sheri’sBooks, 2009. [Juvenile Fiction- People & Places- United States, Juvenile Fiction -People & Places - Asia] (Preschool - Gr. 3) {Asian Pacific American Award forIllustration in Childrens Literature: 2010}Woo, Sung J. Everything Asian: A Novel. St. Martin’s Press, 2009. [Teenage boys;Koreans; New Jersey; Coming of age; Multicultural; Fiction] (Adult/High School){Asian Pacific American Award for Text in Children’s and YA Literature: 2010}Batchelder Award or Honor book for Best Translation
  2. 2. Miyabe, Miyuki. Brave Story. Translated from the Japanese by Alexander O. Smith.Viz Media, 2007. [Science Fiction; Fantasy; Magic; Action & Adventure; Fiction](Gr.6+) {ALA Notable Childrens Books : 2008, Mildred L. Batchelder Award :2008}Thor, Annika. A Faraway Island. Delacorte, 2009. [World War II, 1939-1945;refugees; Sisters; Jews; Sweden, History, 20th century; Islands; Historical Fiction](Gr. 5-8) {Mildrer L. Batchelder Award: 2010; ALA Notable Children’s Books:2010; Sydney Taylor Book Awards: 2010; USSBY-CBC Outstanding InternationalBooks: 2010; Horn Book Fanfare: 2009}Best Fiction for Young Adults (ages 12-18), Jennifer. Revolution. Delacorte, 2010. [Grief; Emotional problems ofteenagers; Families; Musicians; Diaries; Paris; France, History, Revolution,1789-1799; Family problems; Louis XVII of France, 1785-1795; Historical Fiction](Gr. 9+) {Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee: 2011; Kirkus* SLJ*}Marchetta, Melina. Finnikin of the Rock. Candlewick Press, 2010. [Fantasy, Magic,Fiction] (Gr. 8+) {Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominee: 2011, BKLT* PW*SLJ*}Boston Globe – Horn Book Award or Honor books, Rebecca. When You Reach Me. Wendy Lamb Books, 2009. [Space andtime; New York (N.Y.), History, 1951-; Read Aloud; Mystery; Science Fiction](Gr. 5-8) {Boston Globe – Horn BookAward for Fiction/Poetry: 2010; ALA BestBooks for Young Adults: 2010; ALA Best Books for Young Adults Top Ten: 2010;ALA Notable Children’s Books: 2010; Newbery Medal: 2010; Booklist Editor’sChoice: 2009; Horn Book Fanfare: 2009; Kirkus Best children’s Books: 2009; NYTimes Notable Children’s Books: 2009; Parents’ Choice Gold Award: 2009;Publisher’s Weekly Best Children’s Books: 2009; SLJ Best Books for Children:
  3. 3. 2009; Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Finalist:2009; Booklist Top 10 Crime Fiction for Youth: 2010}Telgemeier, Raina. Smile. Graphix, 2010. [Comics & Graphic Novels, Memoir;Coming-of-Age, Orthodontia, Non-Fiction] (Gr. 5 - 8) {Boston Globe-Horn BookHonors: 2010}Caldecott Medal and Honor Books, for the artist of the most distinguishedAmerican picture books for children, Jon. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. Illustratedby Lane Smith. Viking: 1992. [Fairy tales, United States; Children’s stories,American; Short stories; Humorous stories; Picture Book; Fantasy] (Gr. 2+){Randolph Caldecott Honor: 1993; ALA Best Books for Young Adults: 1993; ALANotable Children’s Books: 1993}Selznick, Brian. The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures.Scholastic Press, 2007. [Robots; Orphans; Railroad Stations; Maeliases, Georges,1861-1938; Paris (France); France, History, Third Republic, 1870-1940; HistoricalFiction] (Gr. 5 – 8) { ALA Notable Childrens Books : 2008, Best Fiction for YoungAdults : 2008, Book Sense Book of the Year Childrens Literature : 2008, CaldecottMedal : 2008, IRA Childrens Choices : 2008, Washington, D.C.: Capitol ChoicesList : 2008, Horn Book Fanfare : 2007, NY Times Best Illustrated Books : 2007,Publishers Weekly Best Childrens Books : 2007}Coretta Scott King Award or Honor books, for writing or illustration, Tanita S. Mare’s War. Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2010.[United States Army-Womens Army Corps, Automobile travel, Grandmothers,African Americans, World War, 1939-1945- Fiction, Sisters, Families—Alabama,Automobile travel, Grandmothers, Family life—Alabama, Alabama--History--1819-1950] (Gr. 6 -9) {Amelia Bloomer Project: 2010, Best Fiction for
  4. 4. Young Adults: 2010, Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books : 2010, Kirkus BestYoung Adult Books : 2009}Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of BassReeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall. Carolrhoda Books, 2009. [Reeves, Bass; UnitedStates Marshals; Indian Territory; Biography; Oklahoma; African Americans;Freedmen; Picture Book; Nonfiction] (Gr. 3-8) {Coretta Scott King Author Award:2010; ALA Notable Children’s Books: 2010; Golden Kite Honors: 2010; NotableBooks for a Global Society: 2010; Kirkus Best Children’s Books: 2009}Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Mystery – for YA and Children, Tony. The Postcard. Little, Brown, 2008. [Mysteries & Detective Stories,Love & Romance, Family –Multigenerational, Action & Adventure, Fiction] (Gr. 6-9) {Edgar Allan Poe Award: 2009}Abrahams, Peter. Reality Check. HarperTeen, 2009. [Missing persons; Socialclasses; High schools; Schools; Dropouts; Gambling; Suspense; Thriller; Mystery](Gr. 9+) {Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner Best Young Adult Novel: 2010}The Golden Kite Award or Honor book (Society of Children’s Book Writers andIllustrators), Julia. Sea of the Dead. Simon & Schuster, 2009. [Kidnapping;Cartography; Maps; Warrior tales; Fantasy] (Gr. 4-6) {Golden Kite Award: 2010;Parents’ Choice Silver Honors: 2009}Marino, Nan. Neil Armstrong is My Uncle: & Other Lies Muscle Man McgintyTold Me. Roaring Brook Press, 2009. [Attitude (Psychology), Interpersonal relations,
  5. 5. Honesty, Loss (Psychology), Grief, Neighbors, Friendship, Fiction] (Gr. 4 -6){Golden Kite Honors: 2010}Great Graphic Novels for Teens (includes illustrated nonfiction for ages 12-18), Van and Dusty Higgins. Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer. SLG Publishing, 2009.[Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels-Fantasy, Fiction - Occult] (Gr.9-12){Great Graphic Novels for Teens: 2010, Top Teen Graphic Novels for Teens: 2010}Neufeld, Josh. A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge. Pantheon, 2009. [Disastervictims; Louisiana, New Orleans; Comic books, strips, etc.; Hurricane Katrina, 2005;Social aspects; 21st century; Nonfiction; Graphic Novels] (A/YA) {Great GraphicNovels for Teens: 2010 Top Ten; PW*}John Steptoe Award for New Talent book, for writing or illustration, Kekla. The Rock and the River. Aladdin, 2009. [Coming of age; CivilRights Movement; Black Panther Party; Racism; Brothers; African Americans;United States, History, 20th century; Debut Author/ Novel; Historical Fiction](Gr. 7+) {John Steptoe Award – Author: 2010; ALA Best Books for Young Adults:2010; ALA Notable Children’s Books: 2010; VOYA’s Summer Reading List: 2010;Booklist Top 10 Black History Books for Youth: 2010; Booklist Top 10 HistoricalFiction for Young: 2009}Strickland, Shadra, Illustrator and Zetta Elliott, author. Bird. Lee & Low Books,2008. [Novels in verse, Death, Drug abuse, Drawing, Family life, African Americans,Fiction] (Gr. 3 – 6) { ALA Notable Childrens Books : 2009, John Steptoe Award -Author : 2009, John Steptoe Award - Illustrator : 2009, Kirkus Best ChildrensBooks : 2008}
  6. 6. Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Author book - lasting contribution for young people, Ashley. Beautiful Blackbird. Atheneum, 2003. [Ila (African people);Folklore; Multicultural; Picture Book; Nonfiction] (K-Gr. 2) {Laura Ingalls WilderAuthor Award Medal: 2009; Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award: 2004; Texas: 2X2Reading List: 2004; Washington, D.C.: Capitol Choices List: 2004}Freedman, Russell. Lincoln: A Photobiography. Clarion Books, 1989. [Presidents-United States—Biography, Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865] (Gr. 5+) {Laura IngallsWilder Award: 1998}Margaret A. Edwards Award Author book for lifetime achievement in writing foryoung adults, Laurie Halse. Speak. Farrar Straus Giroux, 1999. [Emotional problems,High schools, Schools, Rape, Fiction] (Gr. 8 – 12) {Best Fiction for Young Adults :2000, Michael L. Printz Honor : 2000, Golden Kite Award : 1999}McCaffrey, Anne. Harper Trilogy: Dragon Song, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums.Bantam Spectra. [Pern (Imaginary place); Dragons; Music; Science Fiction] (Gr. 7+){Margaret A. Edwards Award: 1999}National Book Award for Young People’s Literature – Award or Honor books, M. T. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation:Volume 1, The Pox Party. Candlewick Press, 2006. [Liberty, Slavery, ScienceExperiments, African Americans, Massachusetts- History Revolution, 1775-1783,United States- History Revolution, 1775-1783, Freedom, Historical Fiction] (Gr. 10+){Best Fiction for Young Adults : 2007, Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards : 2007,
  7. 7. Michael L. Printz Honor : 2007, Booklist Editors Choice : 2006, Bulletin BlueRibbons : 2006, Horn Book Fanfare : 2006, National Book Award for Young PeoplesLiterature : 2006, NY Times Notable Childrens Books : 2006, Publishers WeeklyBest Childrens Books : 2006, SLJ Best Books for Children : 2006}Farmer, Nancy. The House of the Scorpion. Atheneum, 2002. [Cloning; ScienceFiction] (Gr. 7-10) {National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Winner:2002; ALA Best Books for Young Adults: 2003; ALA Notable Children’s Books:2003; John Newbery Honor Books: 2003; Michael L. Printz Honor: 2003}Newbery Award or Honor books (please note – only 1 “r” in Newbery), Neil. The Graveyard Book. HarperCollins, 2008. [Ghosts; Assassins;Murder; Supernatural; Orphans; Dead; Cemeteries; Paranormal; Fantasy] (Gr. 6-10){John Newbery Medal: 2009; Hugo Award: 2009; Cybils Award for Middle GradeFantasy & Science Fiction (2008); British Fantasy Award Finalists (2009); VOYABest Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: 2008; Locus Award – Young Adult Book(2009); ALA Best Books for Young Adults: 2009; ALA Notable Children’s Books:2009; Boston Globe – Horn Book Honors: 2009; USSBY-CBC OutstandingInternational Books: 2009; Booklist Editor’s Choice: 2008; Horn Book Fanfare:2008}Schmidt, Gary D. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. Clarion Books, 2004.[Progress, Race relations, Moving, Household, Clergy, Maine--History--20th century,Historical Fiction] (Gr. 6 -9) {Best Fiction for Young Adults : 2005, Michael L.Printz Honor : 2005, Michigan: Thumbs Up Award Nominees : 2005, NewberyHonor Books : 2005, Washington, D.C.: Capitol Choices List : 2005, Kirkus BestChildrens Books : 2004, SLJ Best Books for Children : 2004}Notable Children’s Books, the best of the best in children’s books, including fiction,nonfiction, poetry and picture books for all age levels (birth through age 14)
  8. 8. Bryan, Ashley. Words to My Life’s Song. Atheneum Books for Young Readers,2009. [Authors, American--20th century—Biography, African American authors—Biography, Childrens stories—Authorship, African American illustrators—Biography, African American artists—Biography, Authors, American, Illustrators,Artists, African Americans—Biography] (Gr.4+) {ALA Notable Childrens Books :2010, Golden Kite Award : 2010, Notable Books for a Global Society : 2010, ParentsChoice Gold Award : 2009}Sturm, James, Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost. Adventures inCartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles into Comics. Illustrated by the authors.First Second, 2009. [Cartooning; Technique; Comic books, strips, etc.; Drawing;Cartoons and comics; Art; Graphic Novels; Instructional; Nonfiction] (Gr. 4-7){ALA Notable Children’s Books: 2010; IRA Children’s Choices: 2010; Booklist Top10 Graphic Novels for Youth: 2010; Booklist Top 10 Arts Books for Youth: 2009;Booklist Editor’s Choice: 2009; SLJ Best Books for Children: 2009}Odyssey Award for Best Audiobook Produced for Children and/or YoungAdults, L. A. Bloody Jack : being an account of the curious adventures of Mary"Jacky" Faber, Ships Boy. Harcourt, 2002. [Orphans, Seafaring life, Sea stories,Pirates, Sex role, Historical Fiction] (Gr. 8+) {Odyssey Award Winners Honor Award:2008}Myers, Walter Dean. Jazz. Illustrated by Christopher Myers. Holiday House, 2006.[Jazz, Poetry; Music; Children’s poetry, American; Musicians, Poetry; Americanpoetry; Picture Book; Nonfiction] (Gr. 5-9) {Odyssey Award Winner: 2008; ALANotable Children’s Books, 2007; Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books, 2007;Golden Kite Award: 2006: Booklist Editor’s Choice: 2006; Publisher’s Weekly BestChildren’s Books: 2006}Orbis Pictus Award books for Outstanding Nonfiction for young people
  9. 9. Bass, Hester. The Secret World of Walter Anderson. Candlewick, 2009. [Anderson,Walter Inglis, 1903-1965, Artists-Mississippi-Biography] (Gr. 2 – 6) {Orbis PictusAward : 2010, Kirkus Best Childrens Books : 2009}Turner, Pamela S. The Frog Scientist. Scientists in the Field Series. Photographsby Andy Comins. Houghton Mifflin, 2009. [Frogs, Effect of pesticides on; Atrazine,Physiological effect, Hayes, Tyrone, Science; Animals; Nonfiction] (Gr. 5-9){NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor: 2010; ALA Notable Children’s Books: 2010; BooklistEditor’s Choice: 2009; Booklist Top 10 Sci-Tech Books for Youth: 2009}Printz Award or Honor books (Teen Newbery), A.M. Repossessed. HarperTeen, 2007. [Spirit possession, Conduct of life,Interpersonal relations, High schools, Schools, Devil] (Gr. 9+) {Best Fiction forYoung Adults : 2008, Michael L. Printz Honor : 2008}Oppel, Kenneth. Airborn. EOS, 2004. [Airships; Pirates; Imaginary creatures;Animals, Mythical; Adventure; Fantasy] (Gr. 6-10) {Michael L. Printz Honor: 2005;ALA Best Books for Young Adults: 2005; ALA Notable Children’s Books: 2005;ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers: 2005; Bulletin Blue ribbone:2004; SLJ Best Books for Children: 2004; Teen Read Week: 2009}Sequels: Skybreaker. (2006) Starclimber. (2009)Pura Belpré Award or Honor book, for writing or illustration by Latino/Latinaauthors or illustrators, Marisa and Yuyi Morales, illustrator. Los Gatos Black on Halloween. HenryHolt, 2006. [Halloween, Spanish language--Vocabulary—Fiction, Stories in rhyme](K - Gr. 2) {Pura Belpre Author Honor: 2008, Pura Belpre Illustrator Award: 2008,ALA Notable Childrens Books: 2007}
  10. 10. Ryan, Pam Munoz. Esperanza Rising. Scholastic, 2000. [Mexican Americans;Agricultural laborers; California; Great Depression; Hispanic; Historical Fiction](Gr. 6-9) {Pura Belpre Author Award: 2002; ALA Best Books for Young Adults:2001; ALA Popular Paperbacks: 2003}Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (ages 12-18), Simone. Perfect Chemistry. Walker, 2008. [Gangs; Family problems;Social classes; Dating (Social customs); High schools; Schools; Star-crossed lovers;Romance; Teen; Fiction] (Gr. 10+) {ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young AdultReaders Top Ten: 2010}Myers, Walter Dean. Dopesick. Amistad, 2009. [Conduct of life, Drug abuse, AfricanAmericans, Supernatural, Harlem (New York, N.Y.)] (Gr. 9 -12) {ALA Quick Picksfor Reluctant YA Readers Top Ten: 2010, ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant YoungAdult Readers: 2010}Robert F. Sibert Informational Award or Honor books, Chris. Day-Glo Brothers: the True Story of Bob & Joe Switzer’s BrightIdeas and Brand-New Colors. Charlesbridge Publishing, 2009. [Switzer, Joseph,Switzer, Robert, Fluorescence, Colors, Paint, Pigments industry] (Gr.4-6){ALANotable Childrens Books : 2010, IRA Childrens Choices : 2010, Robert F. SibertInformational Book Honor : 2010, Kirkus Best Childrens Books : 2009, PublishersWeekly Best Childrens Books : 2009, SLJ Best Books for Children : 2009}Stone, Tanya Lee. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream.Candlewick, 2009. [Astronauts; Women astronauts; United States, History, 20thcentury; Biography; Sex discrimination against women; Project Mercury (U.S.),History; Careers; Aeronautics; Astronautics & Space Science; Nonfiction] (Gr. 5-8){Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award: 2010; ALA Best Books for Young
  11. 11. Adults: 2010; ALA Notable Children’s Books: 2010; ALA Notable Children’sBooks: 2010; Amelia Bloomer Project: 2010; NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor: 2010;YALSA Award for Excellence in NF for YA Shortlist: 2010; Boston Globe – HornBook Honors: 2009; Kirkus Best Young Adult Books: 2009; Horn Book Fanfare:2009}Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction books for children or young adults, Laurie Halse. Chains. Seeds of America #1. Simon & Schuster, 2008.[New York (N.Y.); History, revolution, 1775-1783; United States, Slavery; AfricanAmericans; spies; Spy stories; Historical Fiction] (Gr. 7-10) {Scott O’DellHistorical Fiction Award: 2009; National Book Award for Young People’s LiteratureFinalist: 2008; ALA Best Books for Young Adults: 2009; ALA Notable Children’sBooks: 2009; Parents’ Choice gold Award: 2008; Booklist Editor’s Choice: 2008}Sequel: Forge. (2010)Phelan, Matt. A Storm in the Barn. Candlewick, 2009. [Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939,Graphic novels, Kansas, Historical Fiction] (Gr. 5-8) {ALA Notable Childrens Books: 2010, Washington, D.C.: Capitol Choices List: 2010, Scott ODell Historical FictionAward : 2010, Booklist Editors Choice : 2009, Horn Book Fanfare : 2009, KirkusBest Childrens Books : 2009}William C. Morris Award for a debut young adult novel by an unpublished author, Elizabeth C. A Curse Dark as Gold. Arthur A Levine Books, 2008. [Mills andmill-work, Blessing and cursing, Uncles, Orphans, Sisters, Ghosts] (Gr. 7 -10) {BestFiction for Young Adults : 2009, William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner : 2009,Bulletin Blue Ribbons : 2008}Cashore, Kristin. Graceling. Harcourt, 2008. [Murder; Magical Ability; Good andevil; Debut author/ novel; Romance; Adventure; Fantasy] (Gr. 9+) {William C.Morris YA Debut Award Shortlist: 2009; ALA Best Books for Young Adults: 2009;
  12. 12. Teens’ top Ten: 2009; Amelia Bloomer Project: 2009; Bulletin Blue Robbons: 2009;Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for yough: 2009; Booklist Editor’s choice: 2008;Kirkus Best Young Adult Books: 2008; Publisher’s Weekly Best children’s Books:2008; SLJ Best Books for Children: 2008.}Prequel: Fire. (2009)YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults (ages 12-18), Deborah. Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith. Henry Holt,2008. [Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882; Darwin, Emma Wedgwood, 1808-1896;Naturalists; England; Biography; Historical; Science; Romance; Nonfiction] (Gr. 8+){YALSA Award for Excellence in NF for YA Winner: 2010; National Book Awardfor Young People’s Literature Finalist: 2009; ALA Best Books for Young Adults:2010; Michael L. Printz Honor: 2010; Booklist Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth:2009; Booklist Editor’s Choice: 2009; Bulletin Blue ribbons: 2009; Horn BookFanfare: 2009; NY Times Notable Children’s Books: 2009; SLJ Best Books forChildren: 2009}Hoose, Phillip. Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice. Melanie KroupaBooks/FSG, 2009. [Colvin, Claudette, 1939, African Americans--Alabama--Montgomery—Biography, African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Montgomery—Biography, African American teenage girls--Alabama--Montgomery—Biography, African Americans--Segregation--Alabama--Montgomery—History,Segregation in transportation--Alabama--Montgomery—History] (Gr.7-12) {ALANotable Childrens Books : 2010, Amelia Bloomer Project : 2010, Best Fiction forYoung Adults : 2010, Washington, D.C.: Capitol Choices List: 2010, Jane AddamsHonors : 2010, Newbery Honor Books : 2010, Notable Books for a Global Society :2010, Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor : 2010, YALSA Award forExcellence in NF for YA Nominees : 2010, Booklist Editors Choice : 2009, BulletinBlue Ribbons : 2009, Horn Book Fanfare : 2009, Kirkus Best Young Adult Books :2009, National Book Award for Young Peoples Literature : 2009, Publishers WeeklyBest Childrens Books : 2009, SLJ Best Books for Children : 2009}Presenters: Bonnie Kunzel Sharon Rawllins