2013 Newbery Medal
Since 1922, the Newbery Medal, awarded annually by the American Library Association, has honored the most distinguished children's book of the year.
THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN
By Katherine Applegate
In this humane and tender book based on the life of a gorilla in the Atlanta zoo, Ivan, a silverback gorilla living in a shopping mall cage, has a simple, sad existence. Numb to his own pain and loneliness, he finds art his only salvation. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her home, Ivan determines to free her from his own glass walls.
SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS | LAURA AMY SCHLITZ
BOMB: THE RACE TO BUILD--AND STEAL--THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS
WEAPON | STEVE SHEINKIN
THREE TIMES LUCKY | SHEILA TURNAGE
2013 Caldecott Medal
The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
THIS IS NOT MY HAT
Illustrated and written by Jon Klassen
Klasen, the author of I Want My Hat Back (2011), introduces a small, self-confident fish who steals a little blue bowler from a big sleeping fish. He has no regrets--nor does he fear any repercussions. Readers, though, know that the larger fish is quietly following him ... and are left in suspense when both fish disappear into the seaweed and only one comes out.
CREEPY CARROTS! | ILLUSTRATED BY PETER BROWN AND WRITTEN BY AARON REYNOLDS
EXTRA YARN | ILLUSTRATED BY JON KLASSEN AND WRITTEN BY MAC BARNETT
GREEN | ILLUSTRATED AND WRITTEN BY LAURA VACCARO SEEGER
ONE COOL FRIEND | ILLUSTRATED BY DAVID SMALL AND WRITTEN BY TONI BUZZEO
SLEEP LIKE A TIGER | ILLUSTRATED BY MARY LOGUE AND WRITTEN BY PAMELA ZAGARENSKI
2013 Michael L. Printz
The Michael L. Printz Award, awarded annually and sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association, recognizes the book that best exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
By Nick Lake
Shorty, a Haitian boy, becomes trapped in the ruins of a hospital after a devastating earthquake. As he grows weaker by the moment, Shorty waits in the darkness, hoping for, but not expecting, a rescue. His narrative switches back and forth with the story of 18th-century former slave and revolutionary Toussaint L 'Ouverture, a kindred spirit, of sorts.
ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE | BENJAMIN ALIRE SAENZ
CODE NAME VERITY | ELIZABETH WEIN (**** SELECTION...