Sunday, October 15, 2006

Children's Literature Awards 2006

Following is a list of 2006 children's literature awards given this year. There are many other groups out there who review & awards children's literature who have not yet named there 2006 winners. Horn Book Magazine has a comprhensive list, as does the ALA. Start your Christmas shopping now!



Audiobook Hall of Fame Award
Awarded to recognize a lasting contribution to the audiobook industry.

2006 The Harry Potter series, narrated by Jim Dale


Mildred Batchelder Award
Awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) to the publisher of the most outstanding book originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country and subsequently translated into English for publication in the U.S.

2006~
An Innocent Soldier by Josef Holub, translated by Michael Hoffmann

Honor Books~
Nicholas, written by René Goscinny, illustrated by Jean-Jacques Sempé, and translated by Anthea Bell; and When I Was a Soldier, written by Valérie Zenatti and translated by Adriana Hunter.

Pura Belpré Award
Awarded every two years to Latino writers and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience.

2006 Author Award~ The Tequila Worm Viola Canales

Honor Books~
César: ¡Sí, Se Puede! Yes, We Can!, written by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand and illustrated by David Diaz ; Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Raul Colón and Becoming Naomi León by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards
Awarded annually for excellence in literature for children and young adults.

Fiction and Poetry~
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Honor Books~
Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary by Julie Larios, illustrated by Julie Paschkis; and Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy

Nonfiction~
If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty, illustrated by Steven Kellogg

Honor Books~
A Mother's Journey by Sandra Markle, illustrated by Alan Marks; and Wildfire by Taylor Morrison


Caldecott Medal
Awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book.

2006~
Chris Raschka for The Hello, Goodbye Window, written by Norton Juster

Honor Books~
Rosa illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Nikki Giovanni; Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth; Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride by Marjorie Priceman; and Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems illustrated by Beckie Prange, written by Joyce Sidman

Edgar Awards
The Edgar Allan Poe Awards honor the best mystery writing of the year.

2006 Young Adult
Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery by John Feinstein


Will Eisner Comic Industry Award
Awarded annually to honor the best publications in the comics industry.

2006 Best Publication for a Younger Audience
Owly: Flying Lessons by Andy Runton

Coretta Scott King Award
Awarded annually to African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults that demonstrate sensitivity to "the true worth and value of all beings."

2006 Coretta Scott King Author Award~
Julius Lester for Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue

Honor Awards~
Tonya Bolden for Maritcha: A Remarkable Nineteenth-Century American Girl, to Nikki Grimes for Dark Sons, and to Marilyn Nelson for A Wreath for Emmett Till, illustrated by Philippe Lardy


MacArthur Fellowship Award
Honoring "extraordinary originality and dedication in...creative pursuits."

David Macaulay, author of Mosque, The Way Things Work, and many other children's books on architecture and engineering.


Newbery Medal
Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

2006~
Criss Cross, Lynne Rae Perkins

Honor Books~
Whittington by Alan Armstrong, illustrated by S.D. Schindler; Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti; Princess Academy by Shannon Hale; and Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Hudson Talbott



Andre Norton Award
First awarded in 2006 by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America to recognize an outstanding young adult science fiction or fantasy novel.

2006~
Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie by Holly Black



Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction
Awarded annually to a work of historical fiction set in the Americas.

2006~
The Game of Silence by Louise Erdrich

Michael L. Printz Award
A book that best exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

2006~
Looking for Alaska by John Green

Honor Books~
Black Juice by Margo Lanagan; I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak; John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth by Elizabeth Partridge; and A Wreath for Emmett Till written by Marilyn Nelson, illustrated by Philippe Lardy

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished informational book.

2006~
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H. L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker

Honor Book~
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

E.B. White Read Aloud Book Award
Awarded annually by the Association of Booksellers for Children to “reflect the universal read aloud standards that were created by the work of the author E.B White in his classic books for children.”

2006~ Older Readers~
Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles

2006 Young Adults’ Choices
Annually awarded by International Reading Association and selected by young readers across the country.

1. Alosha by Christopher Pike
2. Are We Alone?: Scientists Search for Life in Space by Gloria Skurzynski
3. Back Stage Pass by Gaby Triana
4. The Beckoners by Carrie Mac
5. The Boy Who Couldn’t Die by William Sleator
6. The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon
7. Can’t Get There From Here by Todd Strasser
8. Contents Under Pressure by Lara M. Zeises
9. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
10. Cruise Control by Terry Trueman
11. Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
12. The Dragon’s Son by Margaret Weis
13. Emako Blue by Brenda Woods
14. Fighting the Current by Heather Waldorf
15. Going for the Record by Julie A. Swanson
16. Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning
17. How My Private, Personal Journal Became a Bestseller by Julia DeVillers
18. Jude by Kate Morgenroth
19. Leap Day by Wendy Mass
20. Midnighters: The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
21. Nothing to Lose by Alex Flinn
22. One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones
23. Princess in Pink by Meg Cabot
24. Remember D-Day: The Plan, the Invasion, Survivor Stories by Ronald J. Drez
25. The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman
26. So B. It by Sarah Weeks
27. Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler
28. Who Am I Without Him?: Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives by Sharon G. Flake
29. Worlds Afire by Paul B. Janeczko
30. The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty

1 comment:

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