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2013 ALA Awards Winners


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Caldecott John Newbery Coretta Scott King - Author
Coretta Scott King - Illustrator Robert F. Sibert Pura Belpré - Author
Pura Belpré - Illustrator Theodore Seuss Geisel Schneider Family
William C. Morris Michael L. Printz Mildred L. Batchelder
YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction    


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Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

For more information visit http://ala.org





This is Not My Hat by J. Klassen

Honor Books:
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue

John Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

For more information visit http://ala.org






The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Honor Books:
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Coretta Scott King Award - Author

Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream.

Presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Committee of the American Library Association's (ALA) Ethnic Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT). The award is designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

For more information visit http://ala.org


Hand in hand : Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Honor Books:
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Coretta Scott King Award - Illustrator

Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream.

Presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Committee of the American Library Association's (ALA) Ethnic Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT). The award is designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

For more information visit http://ala.org

I, Too, Am America by Langston Hughes

Honor Books:
H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination by Christopher Myers Ellen's Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois. ALSC administers the award.

For more information visit http://ala.org





Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

Honor Books:
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Byrd Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip M. Hoorse Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

Pura Belpré Author Award

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA affiliate.

The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. As a children's librarian, storyteller, and author, she enriched the lives of Puerto Rican children in the U.S.A. through her pioneering work of preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican folklore.

For more information visit http://ala.org

Aristotle and Dante by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Honor Books:
Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano

Pura Belpré Illustrator Award

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA affiliate.

The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. As a children's librarian, storyteller, and author, she enriched the lives of Puerto Rican children in the U.S.A. through her pioneering work of preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican folklore.

For more information visit http://ala.org

Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert by

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

For more information visit http://ala.org






Up Tall and High by Ethan Long

Honor Books:
Let's Go for a Drive! by Mo Willems Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell

Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. Three annual awards each consisting of $5000 and a framed plaque, will be given annually in each of the following categories: birth through grade school (age 0-8), middle school (age 9-13) and teens (age 14-18). (Age groupings are approximations).

The book must emphasize the artistic expression of the disability experience for children and or adolescent audiences. The book must portray some aspect of living with a disability or that of a friend or family member, whether the disability is physical, mental or emotional.

For more information visit http://ala.org

Children's Winner Middle School Winner Teen Winner
Back to Front and Upside Down by Claire Alexander A Dog Called Homless by Sarah Lean Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer

William C. Morris YA Debut Award

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award begins in 2009, honoring a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.

The award's namesake is William C. Morris, an influential innovator in the publishing world and an advocate for marketing books for children and young adults. Bill Morris left an impressive mark on the field of children's and young adult literature. He was beloved in the publishing field and the library profession for his generosity and marvelous enthusiasm for promoting literature for children and teens.

For more information visit http://ala.org

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Honor Books:
Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo After the Snow by S.D. Crocket The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Michael L. Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.

For more information visit http://ala.org





In Darkness by Nick Lake

Honor Books:
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein Dodger by Terry Pratchet Aristotle and Dante by Benjamin Alire Sáenz The White Bicycle by Beverly Brenna

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

The Batchelder Award is a citation awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.

For more information visit http://ala.org







My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve

Honor Books:
Game for Swallows: To Die, To Live, To Return by Zeina Abirached Son of a Gun by Anne de Graaf

Yalsa Excellence In Nonfiction Award

The YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 - October 31 publishing year. The award winner will be announced annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting Youth Media Awards, with a shortlist of up to five titles named the first week of December. The award will be presented at ALA Annual Conference.

For more information visit http://ala.org





Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

Honor Books:
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip M. Hoorse Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson We Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson

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