John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature 0/3:
Dead End in Norvelt,” by Jack Gantos- haven't read this one or even heard much about it.
Newbery Honor books
- Inside Out Back Again, written by Thanhha Lai- I haven't read this one, but I have seen it mentioned in lots and lots of different places, and it's on my TBR list
- Breaking Stalin’s Nose, written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin- I hadn't heard of this one-- went hunting for reviews, they look great. Also found out that Yelchin illustrated WONTON, which I love.
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
- “The Great Migration: Journey to the North,” illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
- “Never Forgotten,” illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
- “Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom,” Loved this one, thought the unusual use of light and color might even get Underground looked at for a Caldecott
- “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans,”
- “close to famous,” written byJoan Bauer
- “Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures,”
- “The Running Dream,” written by Wendelin Van Draanen
- Soldier Bear” is the 2012 Batchelder Award winner.
- “The Lily Pond,” written by Annika Thor, and translated by Linda Schenck.
- “The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred,” illustrated by Rafael López, written by Samantha R. Vamos - haven't read this but I did add it to my list after MaryLee reviewed it last week. That counts, right?
- “Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match /Marisol McDonald no combina,” illustrated by Sara Palacios, written by Monica Brown- another one that I had not heard of, but it looks great
- Under the Mesquite,” written by Guadalupe Garcia McCall- no
- “Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck,” written by Margarita Engle
- “Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller,”
- Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade,” written by Melissa Sweet- not supposed to admit that I haven't read this right, even though everyone has been raving about it for months. I did put it on reserve at the library.
- "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 Saya
- "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 published by the National Geographic Society.
- "I Broke My Trunk,” written and illustrated by Mo Willems- love this one
- "I Want My Hat Back," written and illustrated by Jon Klassen- I know everyone in the whole Twitter world loves this one.
- "See Me Run," written and illustrated by Paul Meisel- haven't read this one yet.
Guess I have my work cut out for me!