Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Printz Award and Honor Books (aka Best Books for Young Adults)

The Michael L. Printz Award is an annual award given out by the ALA for the year's "best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit."  I found this great list here, but have linked all the Winner and Honor books (2000-2012) so that you may browse.  Have fun!

2012 Winner: Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Honor Books: 
Why We Broke Upwritten by Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman
The Returningwritten by Christine Hinwood
Jasper Joneswritten by Craig Silvey
The Scorpio Raceswritten by Maggie Stiefvater






2011 Winner: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Honor Books: 
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Please Ignore Vera Dietz  by A.S. King
Revolver written by Marcus Sedgwick
Nothing written by Janne Teller







2010 Winner: Going Bovine by Libba Bray






2009 Winner: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
2008 Winner: The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
Honor Books: 
Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet by Elizabeth Knox
One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke
Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill






2007 Winner: American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang
Honor Books:
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; v. 1: The Pox Party, by M.T. Anderson
An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green
Surrender, by Sonya Hartnett
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak  (RFS REVIEWED HERE AND HERE)






2006 Winner: Looking for Alaska, by John Green  (RFS reviewed HERE and HERE)
Honor Books:
Black Juice , by Margo Lanagan
I Am the Messenger , by Markus Zusak (RFS REVIEWED)
John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth, a Photographic Biography,  by Elizabeth Partridge
A Wreath for Emmett Till, by Marilyn Nelson






2005 Winner: how i live now, by Meg Rosoff

Honor Books:
Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel
Chanda’s Secrets, by Allan Stratton


2004 Winner: The First Part Last, by Angela Johnson

Honor Books:
A Northern Light, by Jennifer Donnelly
Keesha’s House, by Helen Frost
Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L. Going


2003 Winner: Postcards from No Man’s Land, by Aidan Chambers

Honor Books:
My Heartbeat, by Garret Freymann-Weyr
Hole in My Life, by Jack Gantos








2002 Winner: A Step From Heaven, by An Na

Honor Books:
The Ropemaker, by Peter Dickinson
Freewill, by Chris Lynch
True Believer, by Virginia Euwer Wolff







2001 Winner: Kit’s Wilderness, by David Almond

Honor Books:
Many Stones, by Carolyn Coman
The Body of Christopher Creed, by Carol Plum-Ucci
Stuck in Neutral, by Terry Trueman






2000 Winner: Monster, by Walter Dean Myers

Honor Books:
Skellig, by David Almond
Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson (RFS REVIEWED)
Hard Love, by Ellen Wittlinger

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