ALA Awards for 2013: Newbery, Caldecott and More!

2013 ALA Award Winners

  by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Patricia Castelao

Steve Sheinkin Bomb

 Newbery Honor Winners
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
 Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
 Bomb by Steve Sheinkin

This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

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Caldecott Honor Winners:
Extra Yarn written by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
 Sleep Like a Tiger written by Mary Logue, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski  
One Cool Friend, written by Toni Buzzeo, illustrated by David Small 
 Creepy Carrots written by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown

This award is given to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.

Geisel Award Winner

Up! Tall! and High! by Ethan Long

Geisel Honor Winners

Rabbit and Robot by Cece Bell
 Let's Go for a Drive by Mo Willems
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin, illustrations by James Dean

This award recognizes outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.

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

Illustrator Winner
I, Too Am America by Langston Hughes
illustrated by Brian Collier

Author Honors

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, 
illustrated by EB Lewis

No Crystal  Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Micheaux, Harlem Bookseller  
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, 
illustrated by R Gregory Christie

Illustrator Honors

Kadir Nelson
I Have a Dream by Dr Martin Luther King

Christopher Myers
H.O.R.S.E. by Christopher Myers

Daniel Minter
Ellen's Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons

This award is for a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience with an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Author Winner

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
by Benjamin Alire Sáenz 

Illustrator Winner

Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert
illustrated by David Diaz
written by Gary D Schmidt

Author Honors

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
by Sonia Manzano

(the debut novel by "Maria" from Sesame Street!!)
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
The Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
Katherine Paterson

This award honors an author as well as a specific body or his/her work that has proven popular over a period of time.  It recognizes an author's work in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society and the world.

This award is given to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in Young Adult Literature.

Author Winner

In Darkness by Nick Lake

Author Honors

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
by Benjamin Alire Sáenz 

Dodger by Terry Pratchett

The White Bicycle by Beverly Brenna

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

 This award is presented to English language books that have exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience.

Author Winner

The Last Nude by Ellis Avery

Author Honors

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov by Paul Russell

Chulito by Charles Rice-Gonzalez

The Absolutist by John Boyne

Award is for Outstanding Children's Books originally published in a Language other than English.

Author Winner

My Family for the War
by Anne C Voorhoeve 

Author Honors

Son of a Gun
Anne de Graaf

A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return 
Zeina Abirached

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing.

Click here for my REVIEW of 

Caring is Creepy

by David Zimmerman, published by Soho Press, Inc.


by Tupelo Hassman, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Juvenile in Justice

by Richard Ross, published by Richard Ross

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

by Robin Sloan, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

My Friend Dahmer

by Derf Backderf, published by Abrams ComicArts, an imprint of Abrams

One Shot at Forever

by Chris Ballard, published by Hyperion


by Julianna Baggott, published by Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

The Round House

by Louise Erdrich, published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Tell the Wolves I’m Home

by Carol Rifka Brunt, published by Dial Press, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

by Maria Semple, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

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