The Newbery Awards:
| || When You Reach Me |
by Rebecca Stead and published by Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Twelve-year-old Miranda encounters shifting friendships, a sudden punch, a strange homeless man and mysterious notes that hint at knowledge of the future. These and other seemingly random events converge in a brilliantly constructed plot.
| || Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice |
written by Phillip Hoose, and published by Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
| || The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate |
written by Jacqueline Kelly and published by Henry Holt and Company
| || The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg |
written by Rodman Philbrick, and published by The Blue Sky Press, and imprint of Scholastic, Inc.
| || Where the Mountain Meets the Moon |
written by Grace Lin and published by Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers
The Caldecott Award:
| || The Lion & the Mouse |
illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney, published by Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers
The screech of an owl, the squeak of a mouse and the roar of a lion transport readers to the Serengeti plains for this virtually wordless retelling of Aesop's classic fable. In glowing colors, Pinkney's textured watercolor illustrations masterfully portray the relationship between two unlikely friends.
| || All the World |
illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon and published by Beach Lane Books
| || Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors |
illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman, and published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Printz Award:
| || Going Bovine |
by Libba Bray
Sixteen year old slacker, Cameron, sets off on a madcap road trip along with a punk angel, a dwarf sidekick, a yard gnome and a mad scientist, to save the world and perhaps his own life. This wildly imaginative modern day take on Don Quixote is complex, hilarious and stunning. The hero’s journey will never be the same after “Going Bovine.”
| || Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith |
by Deborah Heiligman, published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
| || The Monstrumologist |
by Rick Yancey, published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
| || Punkzilla |
by Adam Rapp and published by Candlewick Press
| || Tales from the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 |
by John Barnes and published by Viking Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Young Reader’s Group
Congratulations to all the winners and honorees!