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Brown Girl DreamingBrown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
In vivid poems, the author shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.
Penguin/Paulsen
Gr. 4-8
Autobiography/Poetry
Starred Reviews from Booklist, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Horn Book, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal

 

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The Amazon Editors haveamazon posted their list of the best books for children and teens.

 

goodreads  Goodreads has a semi-final list of best books in four categories: Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Middle Grades and Picture Books. Vote for your favorites.

 

National Book AwardThe National Book Award for Young People’s Literature will be announced on November 19.

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EAPNominees for the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards have been announced by the Mystery Writers of America (MWA).

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BEST JUVENILE

Strike Three, You’re DeadStrike Three, You’re Dead by Josh Berk
(Random House Children’s Books – Alfred A. Knopf BFYR)
Lenny Norbeck and his friends The Mikes set out to investigate the suspicious death of a young pitcher at a Phillies game.
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Moxie and the Art of Rule BreakingMoxie and the Art of Rule Breaking by Erin Dionne
(Penguin Young Readers Group – Dial)
Instead of spending a carefree summer exploring downtown Boston with best friend Ollie, thirteen-year-old Moxie must solve a famous art heist in order to protect those she loves from her ailing grandfather’s gangster past.
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P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified ManP.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man by Caroline Lawrence
(Penguin Young Readers Group – Putnam Juvenile)
After escaping the ruthless desperados, master-of-disguise P.K. Pinkerton has now set up a Private Eye business in Virginia City and is ready when a young maid named Martha approaches him for help in escaping a killer.
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Lockwood & Co. The Screaming StaircaseLockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
(Disney Publishing Worldwide – Disney-Hyperion)
Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.
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One Came HomeOne Came Home by Amy Timberlake
(Random House Children’s Books – Alfred A. Knopf BFYR)
In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.

  • Teaching Guide includes pre-reading, discussion questions, and activities. Random House

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BEST YOUNG ADULT

All the Truth That’s In MeAll the Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry
(Penguin Young Readers Group – Viking Juvenile)
Judith can’t speak. But when her close-knit community of Roswell Station is attacked by enemies, Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice.

  • Teacher’s Notes include an introduction, pre-reading, and activities. HarperCollins

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Far far awayFar Far Away by Tom McNeal
(Random House Children’s Books – Alfred A. Knopf BFYR)
When Jeremy Johnson Johnson’s strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest of his classmate, Ginger Boltinghouse, the two find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown.
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criminalCriminal by Terra Elan McVoy
(Simon & Schuster – Simon Pulse)
Eighteen-year-old Nikki’s unconditional love for Dee helps her escape from her problems, but when he involves her in a murder Nikki winds up in prison, confronted with hard facts that challenge whether Dee ever loved her, and she can only save herself by telling the truth about Dee.
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How to lead a life of crimeHow to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller
(Penguin Young Readers Group – Razorbill)
A teenaged pickpocket, haunted by the ghost of his brother killed by his father, is recruited for Mandel Academy, a school for criminals where only one student survives each semester.
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Ketchup cloudsKetchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
(Hachette Book Group – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Zoe, a teenager in Bath, England, writes letters to a death-row inmate in Texas, hoping to find comfort in sharing her guilty secret over the death of a friend with someone who can never tell her family.

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EJK Awards

Image source: http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org

The Ezra Jack Keats Awards have been announced. This award “recognizes and encourage authors and illustrators starting out in the field of children’s books.”

The 2013 award winners include:

New Writer Award Winner

Julie Fogliano – And Then It’s Spring

And Then It’s Spring

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New Writer Honor

Mara Rockliff for My Heart Will Not Sit Down

My Heart Will Not Sit Down

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Jennifer Lanthier for The Stamp Collector

The Stamp Collector

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Don Tate for It Jes’ Happened

It jes happened

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New Illustrator Award Winner

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Hyewon Yum  – Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten

Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten

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New Illustrator Honor

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K. G. Campbell – Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters

Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters

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Sanjay Patel – Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth

Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth

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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate is the winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal.
This fascinating book focuses on Ivan, a gorilla who lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall. When he meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

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Read an interview with Katherine Applegate about writing the book.

Learn about the real Ivan on the official website.

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Winner of the 2013 John Newbery Medal

  • An ALA Notable Children’s Book
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Starred Review
  • A Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book
  • A School Library Journal Best Book

Teaching Resources

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Related Resources for Further Study

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Visit ALA’s Book and Media Awards for the Newbery, Caldecott, Sibert, Wilder, Carnegie, Batchelder, Belpré, Geisel, and Odyssey awards or read our recent blog post.

Additional titles were recognized at the end of last week:

ALSC Notable Lists

2013 Notable Children’s Books
2013 Notable Children’s Recordings
2013 Notable Children’s Videos

YALSA Best Lists

2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults
2013 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
2013 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
2013 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
2013 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
2013 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

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and the winner isA complete list of book award winners from the ALA Webcast.
Check the blog later this week for links to more book award winners.

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2013 Newbery Medal

Winner:
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Honor:
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
Bomb by Steve Sheinkin
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

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2013 Caldecott Medal

Winner:
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

Honor:
Creepy Carrots! illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds
Extra Yarn illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
One Cool Friend illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo
Sleep Like a Tiger illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue

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2013 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Winner:
Up, Tall and High by Ethan Long

Honor:
Let’s Go for a Drive by Mo WillemsPete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell

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2013 Robert F. Sibert Medal

Winner:
Bomb by Steve Sheinkin

Honor:
Electric Ben by Robert Byrd
Moonbird by Phillip M. Hoose
Titanic by Deborah Hopkinson

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2013 Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Winner:
My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve

Honor:
A Game for Swallows by Zeina Abirached
Son of a Gun by Anne de Graaf

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2013 Pura Belpre Award

Illustrator

Winner:
Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert illustrated by David Diaz

Text

Winner:
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Honor:
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano

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2013 Michael Printz Award

Winner:
In Darkness by Nick Lake

Honor:
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna

 

.2013 Odyssey Award

Winner:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Honor:
Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer
Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

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YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction

Winner:
Bomb by Steve Sheinkin

Finalists:
Steve Jobs by Karen Blumenthal
Moonbird by Phillip Hoose
Titanic by Deborah Hopkinson
We’ve Got a Job by Cynthia Levinson
Bomb by Steve Sheinkin

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2013 William C. Morris Award

Winner:
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Finalists:
Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby
Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
After the Snow by S.D. Crockett
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

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2013 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Illustrator Award

Winner:
I, Too Am America  illustrated by Brian Collier, written by Langston Hughes

 

Honor:
H.O.R.S.E. by Christopher Myers
Ellen’s Broom illustrated by Daniel Minter, written by Kelly Starling Lyons
I Have a Dream illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author Award

Winner:
Hand in Hand by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Honor:
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

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2013 Stonewall Award

Winner:
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Honor:
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Gone, Gone, Gone by Hanna Moskowitz
October Morning by Leslea Newman
Sparks by S.J. Adams

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2013 Schneider Family Award

Best Young Child Book
Back to Front and Upside Down by Claire Alexander

Best Middle Grades Book
A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean

Best Teen Book
Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis

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2013 Alex Award

Caring is Creepy by David Zimmerman
Girl Child by Tupelo Hassman
Juvenile in Justice by Richard Ross
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
One Shot at Forever by Chris Ballard
Pure by Julianna Baggott
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

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