2012 Edgar Nominees

The Edgar Award nominees have been announced by the Mystery Writers of America.  Here are the ones for juvenile and teen fiction:

Best Juvenile


Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger

Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby

It Happened on a Train by Mac Barnett


Vanished by Sheela Chari

The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey


Best Young Adult


The Girl Is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines

Kill You Last by Todd Strasser

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson


Shelter by Harlan Coben

The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall

2012 Newbery Award

Honor Books

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai (Loved this one!)

Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin (Loved this one!)



Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Hurrah!!)

2012 Caldecott Medal

Honor Books

Blackout by John Rocco

Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell



A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka

2012 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Honor Books

I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

See Me Run by Paul Meisel



Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider

2012 Andrew Carnegie Award

Excellence in children’s video


Children Make Terrible Pets

2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal

Most distinguished informational book for children


Honor Books

Black & White by Larry Dane Brimner

Drawing from Memory by Allen Say (Hurrah!)

The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O’Connell

Witches! by Rosalyn Schanzer



Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet (Oh, that’s so great!!)

2012 Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Outstanding title originally published in another country and another language:


Honor Book

The Lily Pond by Annika Thor



Soldier Bear by Bibi Dumon Tak (on my to-read pile, it may move to the top!)

2012 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award

Michael Morpurgo

2012 Odyssey Award

Audiobook award for children and teens


Honor Books

Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt (Well, that’s at least one for this great book!)

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Young Fredle by Cynthia Voigt



Rotters by Daniel Kraus