Day: January 18, 2012

2012 Dolly Gray Award Winners

Started in 2000, these book awards are given “to recognize authors, illustrators, and publishers of high quality fictional and biographical children, intermediate, and young adult books that appropriately portray individuals with developmental disabilities.” 

The awards are given every even year by The The Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in collaboration with Special Needs Project.

Here are the winners:

   

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Waiting for No One by Beverley Brenna

My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete, illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Just Because by Rebecca Elliott

2012 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winners

The Association of Jewish Libraries has announced the winners of the their 2012 awards that honor “new books for children and teens that exemplify the highest literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.”  Here are the winners and honor books:

WINNERS

Younger Readers

Michael J. Rosen and Robert Sabuda for Chanukah Lights

Older Readers

Susan Goldman Rubin for Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein

Teen Readers

Robert Sharenow for The Berlin Boxing Club

 

HONOR BOOKS

Younger Readers

 

Naamah and the Ark at Night by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, illustrated by Holly Meade

Around the World in One Shabbat by Durga Yael Bernhard

 

Older Readers

  

Lily Renee, Escape Artist: from Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer by Trina Robbins, illustrated by Anne Timmons and Mo Oh

Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg: Baseball Pioneer by Shelley Sommer

Irena’s Jars of Secrets by Marcia Vaughan, illustrated by Ron Mazellan

 

Teen Readers

 

Then by Morris Gleitzman

The Blood Lie by Shirley Reva Vernick

 

NOTABLE BOOKS

Younger Readers

 

Picnic at Camp Shalom by Jacqueline Jules with illustrations by Debbie Melmon

The Golem’s Latkes by Eric A. Kimmel with illustrations by Aaron Jasinski

 

Joseph and the Sabbath Fish by Eric A. Kimmel with illustrations by Martina Peluso

Sadie’s Sukkah Breakfast by Jamie Korngold with illustrations by Julie Fortenberry

 

The Shabbat Princess by Amy Meltzer with illustrations by Martha Aviles

Lipman Pike: America’s First Home Run King by Richard Michelson with illustrations by Zachary Pullen

 

The Littlest Mountain by Barb Rosenstock with illustrations by Melanie Hall

I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hiding during World War II by Marisabina Russo

 

Marcel Marceau: Master of Mime by Gloria Spielman with illustrations by Manon Gauthtier

One Little Chicken by Elka Weber with illustrations by Elisa Kleven

Notable Books for Older Readers:

  

The Mishkan: Its Structure and Its Sacred Vessels by Rabbi Avrohom Biderman

Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy by Albert Marrin

The Cats in the Doll Shop by Yona Zeldis McDonough with illustrations by Heather Maione

  

When Life Gives You OJ by Erica S. Perl

Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto by Susan Goldman Rubin with illustrations by Bill Fransworth

Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust by Ruth Thomson

 

Notable Books for Teens:

 

OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy

Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto by Paul Janeczko