Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Six Weeks Until Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Awards Announcements

The Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz medals

In six weeks, the 2013 Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz awards will be announced.

The Caldecott medal is awarded to an illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children by the Association for Library Services for Children.

The Newbery medal is awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The Printz award honors the best books written for teens each year based on literary merit. For more information about each award, click on the links above.

On Monday, January 28, 2013, at 8:00 a.m., the American Library Association will announce the 2013 winners and honorees.  To get ready for their announcement, the Children's Room has selected our own list of possible winners for the three awards.  Below is the list of titles that we believe should be considered for this honor.  Each week, we will spotlight titles for each of these awards.

Caldecott Titles:

"Baby Bear Sees Blue" by Ashley Wolff
"Because Amelia Smiled" by David Ezra Stein
"Bear Has A Story To Tell" by Philip Stead
"Oh, No!" by Candace Fleming
"Extra Yarn" by Mac Barnett
"One Cool Friend" by Toni Buzzeo
"A Home For Bird" by Philip Stead
"And Then It's Spring" by Julie Fogliano
"Chloe And The Lion" by Mac Barnett
"Homer" by Elisha Cooper

Newbery Titles:

"Wonder" by R. J. Palacio
"Splendors and Glooms" by Laura Amy Schlitz
"One And Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate
"Lions Of Little Rock" by Kristen Levine
"Liar And Spy" by Rebecca Stead
"Kepler's Dream" by Juliet Bell
"Breathing Room" by Marsha Hayles
"Bomb" by Steve Sheinkin
"Three Times Lucky" by Sheila Turnage
"Mighty Miss Malone" by Christopher Curtis

Printz Titles:

"Last Dragonslayer" by Jasper Fforde
"There Is No Dog" by Meg Rosoff
"Survive" by Alex Morel
"Amelia Anne Is Dead And Gone" by Kat Rosenfield
"Ask The Passengers" by A. S. King
"Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein
"The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green
"The List" by Siobhan Vivian
"Diviners" by Libba Bray
"Every Day" by David Levithan
"Brides Of Rollrock Island" by Margo Lanagan

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