More ALA 2013 Children's Book Awards
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. The 2013 winner is Katherine Paterson.
Paterson was born in China in 1932 to missionary parents and grew up in the American South, moving eighteen times before she was 18. After graduating from King College in Bristol, Tennessee, she herself became a missionary in Japan. She returned to the U.S. to attend the Union Theological Seminary in New York, where she met and married John Paterson, a Presbyterian minister. Her first book, The Sign of the Chrysanthemum, was published in 1973. Katherine Paterson currently lives in Barre, Vermont.
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book:
Up, Tall and High! written and illustrated by Ethan Long is the Seuss Award winner. The book is published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group.
Theodor Geisel Honor Books
Let's Go for a Drive! written and illustrated by Mo Willems (Hyperion/Disney)
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin, created and illustrated by James Dean (HarperCollins)
Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover written and illustrated by Cece Bell (Candlewick)
Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:
- Caring is Creepy by David Zimmerman, published by Soho Press, Inc.
- Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
- Juvenile in Justice by Richard Ross, published by Richard Ross
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
- My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf, published by Abrams ComicArts, an imprint of Abrams
- One Shot at Forever by Chris Ballard, published by Hyperion
- Pure by Julianna Baggott, published by Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
- The Round House by Louise Erdrich, published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
- Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt, published by Dial Press, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults:
Tamora Pierce was born in rural Western Pennsylvania in 1954. She knew from a young age she liked stories and writing, and in 1983, she published her first book, Song of the Lioness. She continues to write and even record her own audiobooks. She currently lives with her husband (spouse-creature) and a myriad of animals in Syracuse, New Yorkn Cooper
May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award recognizing an author, critic, librarian, historian or teacher of children's literature, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site:
Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children's book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States:
My Family for the War, originally published in Germany in 2007 as Liverpool Street, written by Anne C. Voorhoeve, translated by Tammi Reichel (Dial Books/Penguin)
Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book:
Son of a Gun written and translated by Anne de Graaf (Eerdmans)
Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience:.
Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert, illustrated by David Diaz, written by Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Pura Belpré (Author) Book Award:
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Simon & Schuster)
Pura Belpré Author Honor Book:
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano (Scholastic Press/Scholastic Inc.
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children:
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon written by Steve Sheinkin (Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press)
Robert F Sibert Honor Books:
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin,” written and illustrated by Robert Byrd (Dial /Penguin)Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95, written by Phillip M. Hoose (Farrar Straus Giroux)
Titanic: Voices from the Disaster written by Deborah Hopkinson (Scholastic)
Stonewall Book Award Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience:
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,” written by Benjamin Alire Sáenz and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, is the Stonewall Award winner.
Four Stonewall Honor Books:
Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier (Graphix/Scholastic)
Gone, Gone, Gone written by Hannah Moskowitz (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster)
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard written by Lesléa Newman (Candlewick Press)
Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie written by S. J. Adams (Flux/Llewellyn Worldwide)
William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:
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William C. Morris Finalists for the award:
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults, ages 12 – 18, each year:
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YALSA Award Finalists: