Here are the 2012 winners of the American Library Association's children's book awards:
Newbery Medal Home Page
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Caldecott Medal Home Page
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
A Ball for Daisy written and illustrated by Chris Raschka
Coretta Scott King Award
Coretta Scott King Award Home Page
Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.
The award is designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
2012 Author Award Honor
2012 Illustrator Award Honor
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Pura Belpré Award
Pura Belpré Award Home Page
The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate.
2012 Author Award Honors
Hurricane Dancers: The First Carribean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita Engle
Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller by Xavier Garza
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh
2012 Illustrator Award Honor
The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred illustrated by Rafael López, written by Samantha R. Vamos
Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match /Marisol McDonald no combina illustrated by Sara Palacios, written by Monica Brown
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Geisel Award Home Page
The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.
Tales for Very Picky Eaters written and illustrated by Josh Schneider
Robert F. Sibert Medal
Robert F. Sibert Medal Home Page
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) administers the award.
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet
Black & White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene ‘Bull’ Connor written by Larry Dane Brimner
Drawing from Memory written and illustrated by Allen Say
The Elephant Scientist written by Caitlin O’Connell and Donna M. Jackson
Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem written and illustrated by Rosalyn Schanzerand
Schneider Family Book Awards
Schneider Family Book Awards Home Page
The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The book must portray some aspect of living with a disability or that of a friend or family member, whether the disability is physical, mental or emotional.
close to famous by Joan Bauer
Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick