The awards were announced this past Monday, and for the first time since I’ve been a librarian I wasn’t able to watch the whole presentation live. I had 2 classes back to back, and I tried to listen in the background while checking out books. But it didn’t quite work out that way.

Anyway, here’s the list of winners. A lot of these I haven’t read, I really need to get back into current kidlit this year. I spent a lot of time on classics I missed/read when I was very young. The only category where I hit every book is the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award.

I linked all of the books, but not the audio books and videos. They were harder to source.

John Newbery Medal: Moon over Manifest, written by Clare Vanderpool.
Honor Books: Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm; Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus; Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen; and One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

Randolph Caldecott Medal: A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead.
Honor Books: Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill; and Interrupting Chicken, written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein.

Schneider Family Book Award: The Pirate of Kindergarten by George Ella Lyon, illustrated by Lynne Avril (young readers); After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick (middle grade); and Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John (teens).

Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for Lifetime Achievement: Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith.

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent (Author) Award: Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T. R. Simon.

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent (Illustrator) Award: Seeds of Change illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler and written by Jen Cullerton Johnson.

Coretta Scott King (Author) Winner: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Honor books: Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers; Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes; and Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri, illustrated by Randy DuBurke

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Winner: Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill
Honor book: Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix, illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, written by Gary Golio

Margaret A. Edwards Award: Sir Terry Pratchett.

William C. Morris Award (debut for teens):  The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Winner: Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing by Ann Angel.

Michael L. Printz Award: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi.
Honor books: Stolen by Lucy Christopher; Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King; Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick; and Nothing by Janne Teller.

Odyssey Award (audiobook): The True Meaning of Smekday written by Adam Rex and narrated by Bahni Turpin.
Honor recordings: Alchemy and Meggy Swann written by Karen Cushman and narrated by Katherine Kellgren; The Knife of Never Letting Go written by Patrick Ness and narrated by Nick Podehl; Revolution written by Jennifer Donnelly and narrated by Emily Janice Card and Emma Bering; and will grayson, will grayson written by John Green and David Levithan, and narrated by MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl.

Pura Belpré (Author) Award: The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Peter Sís.
Honor Books: ¡Olé! Flamenco written and illustrated by George Ancona; The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette’s Journey to Cuba written by Margarita Engle; and 90 Miles to Havana written by Enrique Flores-Galbis.

Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award: Grandma’s Gift, illustrated and written by Eric Velasquez.
Honor Books: Fiesta Babies, illustrated by Amy Córdova, written by Carmen Tafolla; Me, Frida, illustrated by David Diaz, written by Amy Novesky; Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin, illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh.

Robert F. Sibert Medal (nonfiction): Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot by Sy Montgomery
Honor Books: Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, illustrated by Brian Floca; Lafayette and the American Revolution by Russell Freedman.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award: Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee and illustrated by Tony Fucile.
Honor Books: Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! written and illustrated by Grace Lin; We Are in a Book! written and illustrated by Mo Willems.

Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video: Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard of Weston Woods, producers of  The Curious Garden, based on the book by Peter Brown.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award: Tomie dePaola.

May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award: Peter Sís.

Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children’s book translated from a language other than English: A Time of Miracles, originally published in French in 2009 as “Le Temps des Miracles,” and written by Anne-Laure Bondoux, translated by Y. Maudet.

Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award (GLBT): Almost Perfect, written by Brian Katcher.