I just finished watching the announcements for this year's book awards hosted by the American Library Association. Check their website for a more thorough list including honor books in each category. But here are the biggies:
Schneider Family Book Award:
"Reaching for Sun" by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer - YEAH!! Go Tracie!!!
Coretta Scott King Award:
King Author Book winner: “Elijah of Buxton” written by Christopher Paul Curtis
King Illustrator Book winner: “Let it Shine” written and illustrated by by Ashley Bryan
New Talent Author Award: "Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It," written by Sundee T. Frazier
Margaret A. Edwards Award:
Orson Scott Card
The Odyssey Award (best Audio Book):
"Jazz" by Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers
Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award:
Walter Dean Myers
"Brave Story" by Miyuki Miyabe
Robert F. Sibert Medal:
"The Wall" by Peter Sis
Pura Belpré Award:
Illustration Winner: "Los Gatos Black on Halloween" by Yuyi Morales (written by Maris Montes) - One of my faves - yeah!
Author Winner: "The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano," written by Margarita Engle
Special WOOT, WOOT to Author Honor Book: "Martina the Beautiful Cockroach" by Carmen Agra Deedy!! ¡Vaya Martina!
Andrew Carnegie Medal (Most oustanding children's video):
"Jump In: Freestyle Edition"
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award:
"There is a Bird on Your Head!" by Mo Willems
Michael L. Printz Award:
"The White Darkness" by Geraldine McCaughrean
Drum roll please . . . .
"Henry’s Freedom Box," Kadir Nelson
"First the Egg," Laura Vacarro Seeger
"The Wall," Peter Sis
"Knuffle Bunny Too," Mo Willems
"The Invention of Hugo Cabret," Brian Selznick - WOW!! Talking about rockin' the boat!!
Elijah of Buxton," by Christopher Paul Curtis
"The Wednesday Wars," by Gary D. Schmidt
"Feathers," by Jacqueline Woodson
"Good Masters, Sweet Lady," by Laura Amy Schlitz