BOSTON – The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, audiobooks and video for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Boston. Here are some highlights; the press release is here.
Items marked with an * are available in the Academy Library collection.
When You Reach Me, written by Rebecca Stead, is the 2010 Newbery Medal winner.
Four Newbery Honor Books also were named:
- Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose *
- The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
- Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
- The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
Randolph Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children
The Lion & the Mouse, illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney, is the 2010 Caldecott Medal winner.
Two Caldecott Honor Books also were named:
- All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon
- Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults
Going Bovine, written by Libba Bray *, is the 2010 Printz Award winner
Four Printz Honor Books also were named:
- Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
- The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
- Punkzilla by Adam Rapp
- Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes *
Congratulations to all the winners! Hopefully, I can secure some funding so I can add some of the age-appropriate titles that we don’t have to the Academy Library collection before the end of the year.
Next up will be the 2010 list of Best Books For Young Adults, as well as the 2010 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Stay tuned!
UPDATE: I just learned the Best Books For Young Adults list is becoming the Best Fiction for Young Adults list.
All of the top ten titles selected by YALSA’s selection list committees, including Best Fiction for Young Adults, Great Graphic Novels, Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Amazing Audiobooks, Fabulous Films, and the Alex Award will be compiled annually into a Best of the Best for Young Adults list published by YALSA.