Monday, January 18, 2010

2010 Book Awards Announced!

Feeling like you need to expand your reading horizons? Not sure what book to read next? This morning the American Library Association announced all the 2010 awards of awesome, so put these on your list!

Michael L. Printz Award (for excellence in lit for teens)

Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Honor books:
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heligman
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Punkzilla by Adam Rapp
Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes

William C. Morris Award (for best teen book by a new author)

Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan

Nominees:
Ash by Malinda Lo
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
The Everafter by Amy Huntley
Hold Still by Nina LaCour

John Newbery Medal (for most outstanding contribution to children's lit)

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award (this one's a newbie!)

Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heligman

There were tons more awards announced for teens (and kids!) - check out the complete list of awards and their winning books here!

Megan
(who read Morris winner Flash Burnout and nominee The Everafter over the weekend and loved them both - blog reviews coming soon!)

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