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Monday, January 23, 2012

And the winners are...

The American Library Association (ALA) award books were announced today!
The major awards are:

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:
Dead End in Norvelt, written by Jack Gantos, is the 2012 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Farrar Straus Giroux.

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
A Ball for Daisy, illustrated and written by Chris Raschka, is the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner. The book is published by Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
Where Things Come Back, written by John Corey Whaley, is the 2012 Printz Award winner. The book is published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

Several other awards (and honor books) were announced, as well, including the Coretta Scott King Awards, Schneider Family Book Award, Alex Awards, and more.
See the press release on the ALA site for a complete list.

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