Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday News Round-Up

News from the publishing world:
--The nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards were announced.  Hugo based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (previously reviewed) led the field with 11 nominations (Best Picture, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design, Directing, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects and Writing (Adapted Screenplay)).  Also nominated were War Horse based on the novel of the same name by Michael Morpurgo (Best Picture, Cinematography, Art Direction, Music (Original Score), Sound Editing and Sound Mixing), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 based on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (Art Direction, Makeup and Visual Effects), and The Adventures of Tintin based on the graphic novel series of the same name by Herge (Music (Original Score)).

--A new production photo from the film The Hunger Games (based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins) was revealed.

--The nominations for the for the NAACP Image Awards were announced.  The literature category includes nominees for:
Outstanding Literary Work--Children
Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Tim Bowers
Before There Was Mozart by Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrated by James Ransome
Heart and Soul by Kadir Nelson
White Water by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein and illustrated by Shandra Strickland
You Can Be a Friend by Tony and Lauren Dungy and illustrated by Ron Mazellan
Outstanding Literary Work--Youth/Teens
Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon
Eliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary by Jerdine Nolan and illustrated by Shadra Strickland
Jesse Owens: I Always Loved Running by Jeff Burlingame
Kick by Walter Dean Myers
Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes

--The American Library Association announced its 2012 Youth Media Award Winners:
John Newbery Medal for outstanding contribution to children's literature
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Newbery Honor Books
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin
Randolph Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children
A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka
Caldecott Honor Books
Blackout by John Rocco
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith (previously reviewed)
Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell (previously reviewed)
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Prints Honor Books
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and illustrated by Maira Kalman
The Returning by Christine Hinwood
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
King Author Honor Books
The Great Migration: Journey to the North by Eloise Greenfield and illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Never Forgotten by Patricia C. McKissack and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (previously reviewed)
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award recognizing an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults
Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom by Shane W. Evans
King Illustrator Honor Book
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement
Ashley Bryan
Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience
close to famous by Joan Bauer
Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults
Susan 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
Michael Morpurgo
Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children's book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States
Soldier Bear by Bibi Dumon Tak, illustrated by Philip Hopman and translated by Laura Watkinson
Batchelder Honor Book
The Lily Pond by Annika Thor and translated by Linda Schenck
Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children's video
Children Make Terrible Pets based on the book by Peter Brown
Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States
Rotters by Daniel Kraus
Odyssey Honor Audiobooks
Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Young Fredle by Cynthia Voigt
Pura Belpre (Illustrator) Award honoring a Latino illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh
Belpre Illustrator Honor Books
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred by Samantha R. Vamos and illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald no combina by Monica Brown and illustrated by Sara Palacios
Pura Belpre (Author) Award honoring a Latino author whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience
Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Belpre Author Honor Books
Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita Engle
Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller by Xavier Garza
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet
Sibert Honor Books
Black and White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor by Larry Dane Brimnerand
Drawing from Memory by Allen Sayand
The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O'Connell and Donna M. Jackson with photographs by Caitlin O'Connell and Timothy Rodwell
Witches!: The Absolutely True Story of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Shanzer
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's and 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
Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright
Stonewall Honor Books
a + e 4ever by Ilike Merey
Money Boy by Paul Yee
Pink by Lili Wilkinson
with or without you by Brian Farrey
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book
Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider
Geisel Honor Books
I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (previously reviewed)
See Me Run by Paul Meisel
William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Morris Award Finalists
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard
Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults, ages 12-18, each year
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism and Treachery by Steve Sheinkin
YALSA Award Finalists
Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition by Karen Blumenthal
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (with a Few Flat Tires along the Way) by Sue Macy
Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein by Susan Goldman Rubin

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