must reads 2007

The children's book awards were announced this morning at the ALA-s midwinter meeting in Seattle. (As with previous posts, those I've already read are indicated in red.)

John Newbery Medal
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

Newbery Honor Books
Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
Rules by Cynthia Lord

Randolph Caldecott Medal
Flotsam illustrated by David Wiesner

Caldecott Honor Books
Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet illustrated by David McLimans
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Michael L. Printz Award
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Printz Honor Books
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; v. 1: The Pox Party by M. T. Anderson
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Surrender by Sonya Hartnett
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Coretta Scott King Book Award
Copper Sun by Sharon Draper

King Author Honor Book
The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom illustrated by Kadir Nelson

King Illustrator Honor Books
Jazz illustrated by Christopher Myers
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes illustrated by Benny Andrews

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award
Standing Against the Wind by Traci L. Jones

Schneider Family Book Award (for books that embody the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences)
The Deaf Musicians by Pete Seeger (age 0-10)
Rules by Cynthia Lord (age 11-13)
Small Steps by Louis Sachar (age 13-18)

Theodor Seuss Geisel Beginning Reader Award
Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways by Laura McGee Kvasnosky

Geisel Honor Books
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo
Move Over, Rover! by Karen Beaumont
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

Margaret A. Edwards Award (for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults)
Lois Lowry

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (for a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children)
James Marshall

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh

Sibert Honor Books
Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement by Ann Bausum
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea by Sy Montgomery
To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel by Siena Cherson Siegel

Mildred L. Batchelder Award (for the most outstanding children’s book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States)
The Pull of the Ocean (originally published in France in 1999 as L’enfant Océan by Jean-Claude Mourlevat and translated by Y. Maudet)

Batchelder Honor Books
The Killer’s Tears
The Last Dragon

Alex Awards (for the best adult books that appeal to teen audiences)
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
Eagle Blue: A Team, a Tribe, and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska by Michael D’Orso
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Color of the Sea by John Hamamura
The Floor of the Sky by Pamela Carter Joern
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
The World Made Straight by Ron Rash
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture (for an individual of distinction in the field of children's literature)
David Macaulay


noelle feather said...

Do you know if one of these books has something to do with a young person eavesdropping on 12 step groups? I think I heard part of this list on NPR today--and I missed the title of this one, and it sounded very interesting!

Absent-minded Secretary said...

So, when do we start Book Clubbing? I've finished January's assignment.