Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Honors the author and illustrator for beginning reader book:

Honor Books

Ball by Mary Sullivan

A Big Guy Took My Ball by Mo Willems (not a surprise, this is HIS award)

Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes (Lovely!)

WINNER

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli (Wow!)

Robert F. Sibert Medal

Author and illustrator of the most distinguished informational books for children.

Honor Books

A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Wonderful!)

Look Up! by Annette LeBlanc Cate

Locomotive by Brian Floca (Great!)

The Mad Potter by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

WINNER

Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore (Hurrah!)

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Originally published outside the US and translated into English:

Honor Books

The Bathing Costume by Charlotte Moundlic, illustrated by Olivier Tallec

My Father’s Arms Are a Boat by Stein Erik Lunde, illustrated by Oyvind Torseter (YES!!)

The War Within These Walls by Aline Sax, illustrated by Caryl Strzelecki

WINNER

Mister Orange by Truus Matti

Congratulations to Enchanted Lion books and thank you for bringing amazing books to the US.

Odyssey Award

Best audiobook for children or young adults.

Honor Books

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle (Bet it’s an amazing audio book!)

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (Hurrah!)

Matilda by Roald Dahl (a nice little surprise)

WINNER

Scowler by Daniel Kraus 

Pura Belpre Award – Text

Honor Books

The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle (Yes!)

The Living by Matt De La Pena

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote by Duncan Tonatiuh (Lovely!)

WINNER

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina 

 

(I’ve got some reading to do!)

 

Pura Belpre Award – Illustration

Honor Books

Maria Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez

Tito Puente: Mambo King by Rafael Lopez, written by Monica Brown

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote by Duncan Tonatiuh (Wonderful!)

WINNER

Nino Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales (Yup!  Hoped this would be here!)

Michael L. Printz Award

Honor Books

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Hurrah!!!!!)

Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner (Oh yes!!)

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

WINNER

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick (YES!  Perfect Pick!)