And the Winners are …

The American Library Association (ALA) yesterday announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Newbery, Geisel, Coretta Scott King, and Printz awardsClick here for a complete list.

2012 Award Winners

Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children is … A Ball for Daisy, written & illustrated by Chris Raschka

Caldecott Winner



Honor Book –  Blackout by John Rocco

Honor Book – Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

Honor Book – Me … Jane by Patrick McDonnell








Newbery Medal – for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature is … Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Newbery Winner





Honor Book – Inside Out & Back by Thanhha Lai

Honor Book – Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin






Theodore Seuss Geisel Award – for the most distinguished beginning reader book is … Tales for Very Picker Eaters by Josh Schneider

Geisel Award Winner




Honor Book – I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems

Honor Book – I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Honor Book – See Me Run by Paul Meisel


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