Latest Award Winning Books

Several big book awards were announced last week!

Neil Gaiman won the 2009 Newbery Medal for The Graveyard Book. Savvy by Ingrid Law was a Newbery Honor Book (I met her at that literature conference).

Jellicoe Road won the Michael L. Printz Award, which is for excellence in literature for young adults. There were four Printz Honors as well: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves by M. T. Anderson; The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart; Nation by Terry Pratchett; and Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan.

An award for a debut book published by a first time author writing for teens (William C. Morris Award for YA Debut) went to A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce.

Jerk, California by Jonathan Friesen won a Schneider Family Book Award for best teen book.

All these books are available in the High School or YA sections. Or click on the above links to put them on hold. I’m still looking forward to reading The Disreputable History book. Have you read any? Click on comments and let us know what you think! And- who do you think should have won?


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    hdean said,

    Wow! Octavian didn’t win the Printz Award!?!? John Green was sooo determined that it should win!

    Jellicoe sounds interesting…kinda depressing though:(

    Ooh! The Lockhart one sounds really good!!!

    Tender morsels sounds very odd–but still very cool. I am intrigued!

    Very exciting! Thanks for the update!

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    Veronica said,

    I HIGHLY recommned Jellicoe Road. I read it back in December and loved it. It’s not a light hearted read but it draws you in and makes you not want to stop reading until you get to the end. Fantastic!

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    dppltab said,

    I was surprised that Octavian didn’t win as well, especially since the first book was so well received. I also thought Paper Towns would have been nominated, so I was surprised by that as well.

    Caroline read the Lockhart book and liked it. And since Veronica recommended the Jellicoe book I’ll have to read that one as well.

    Thanks for commenting Heather! 🙂

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    emeraldink said,

    The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart was amazing! It was perfect picture of going through high school at a boarding school. It actually made me wish I could have gone to one. Frankie is a really strong character and the story was really well written!

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