Youth Media Awards!

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  • Alex Awards for the best adult books that appeal to teen audience –

City of Theives by David Benioff

Dragons of Babel by Swanwick

Finding Nouf by Ferraris

The Good Thief by Tinti

Just after sunset by Stephen King

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Over and Under by Tucker

The Oxford Project by Bloom

Sharpe Teeth by Barlow

Three Girls and Their Brother by Rebeck

March On РWeston Woods 

  • Coretta Scott King Book Awards honors African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults that demonstrate sensitivity to “the African American experience via literature and illustration.”
  • Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe Award for New Talent –

    Shadra Strickland; illustrator of Bird

    Illustrator Honor Award –

    We are the Ship by Kadir Nelson

    Before John was a Jazz Giant by Sean Qualls

    The Moon Over Star by Jerry Pinkney

    Illustrator Award-

    Blacker the Berry Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

    Author Honor Book –

    Keeping the Knight Watch by Smith

    Blacker the Berry by Joyce Carol Thomas

    Becoming Billie Holiday by Carole Boston Weatherford


    We are the Ship by Kadir Nelson

  • John Newbery Medal honors the author of the year’s most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
  • Honors –

    The Underneath by Appelt

    The Surrender Tree by Engle

    Savvy by Law

    After Tupac & D Foster by Woodsen


    The Graveyard Book by Gaiman!

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
  • Ashley Bryan

  • Margaret A. Edwards Award honors an author’s lifetime contribution in writing for young adults as well as a specific body of his or her work.
  • Laurie Halse Anderson (!!!)

  • May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award recognizes an author, critic, librarian, historian, or teacher of children’s literature, who then presents a paper, considered to be a significant contribution to the field of children’s literature, at a winning host site.
  • Kathleen T. Horning

  • Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults
  • Honor –

    The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing… by MT Anderson

    The Disreputable History … by ???

    Nation by Pratchett

    Tender Morsels by Lanagan

    Winner –

    Jellicoe Road by Marchetta

  • Mildred L. Batchelder Award is presented to an American publisher for the most outstanding book originally published in a country other than the United States in a language other than English and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.
  • Honor Books –

    Garmon’s Summer by Hole

    Tiger Moon by Michaelis

    Winner –

    Moribito by Uehashi

  • Odyssey Award is presented to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults available in English in the¬†United States.
  • Honors –

    Listening Library – Curse of the Blue Tattoo

    Listening Library – Elijah of Buxton by Curtis

    I’m Dirty McMullan – Weston Woods

    Martina the Beautiful Cockroach – Peachtree

    Nation Pratchett –¬†Harper Collins

    Winner –

    Recorded Books – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part – Time Indian

  • Pura Belpr√© Award recognizes Latino/Latina writers and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
  • Illustration Honor¬†–

    Papa and Me Illustrated by Gutierrez

    The Storyteller’s Candle illustrated by Delacrue (?)

    What can you do with a Rebozo illustrated by Cordova

    Winner Illustrator –

    Just in Case illustrated by Morales

    Author Honor Books –

    Reaching Out by Jimenez

    Just in Case by Morales

    Storyteller’s Candle by Gonzalez

    Author Winner –

    The Surrender Tree by Engle

  • Randolph Caldecott Medal honors the illustrator of the year’s most distinguished American picture book for children.
  • Honors –

    A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Frazee

    How I learned Geography by Shulevitz

    A River of Words by Sweet

    Winner –

    The House in the Night by Krommes

    • Robert F. Sibert Medal honors an author, illustrator and/or photographer of the most distinguished informational book published for children.

    Honor Books –

    Bodies from the Ice… by Deem

    What to do about Alice by Kerley

    Winner –

    We are the Ship by Kadir Nelson

  • Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.
  • Young Children’s –¬†Piano Starts Here: the Young Art Tatum¬†by Parker

    Middle Grades – Waiting for Normal by Conner

    Teen Book – Jerk California by Friesen

  • Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is presented annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished book for beginning readers published in English in the United States.
  • Honor Books –

    Chicken Said Cluck! by Grant

    One Boy by Seeger

    Stinky by Davis

    Wolfsnail by Campbell

    Winner –

    Are you Ready to Play Outside by my boyfriend, Mo Willems (he does not realize he is my boyfriend)

  • William C. Morris 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.
  • New Award!


    A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce

    Gracling by Cashore

    Absolute Brightness by Lecesne

    Madapple by Meldrum

    Me, The Missing, and the Dead by Ballentine

    Winner –

    A Curse Dark as Gold by Bunce


    About Valerie Byrd Fort

    I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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