Day: January 23, 2012

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 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!!)