Congratulations to our 2012 ALA Award Winners!
Random House Children’s Books is thrilled to announce this year’s winners, which were announced this morning at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Convention in Dallas
Click below to learn more about our winning titles or scroll below for more information on the awards!
- RANDOLPH CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER: A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka
- MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR: Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
- CORETTA SCOTT KING AUTHOR HONOR: Never Forgotten by Patricia C. McKissack; Illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon
- MILDRED L. BATCHELDER HONOR: The Lily Pond by Annika Thor; translated by Linda Schenck
- SCHNEIDER FAMILY BOOK AWARD: The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
- WILLIAM C. MORRIS AWARD FINALIST: Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard
The Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book of the year is awarded to A BALL FOR DAISY, written and illustrated by Chris Raschka. Published by the Schwartz & Wade Books imprint last May, Chris Raschka’s masterpiece explores the joys and sadness a special toy can bring. Edited by Lee Wade, the book was also recognized by the New York Times Book Review in November as one of the “10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books” of 2011.
JASPER JONES by Craig Silvey (Knopf Books for Young Readers, edited by Erin Clarke), is awarded a Michael L. Printz Honor for Literary Excellence in Young Adult Literature. This is our second consecutive Printz Honor title.
NEVER FORGOTTEN by Patricia C. McKissack (Schwartz & Wade, edited by Anne Schwartz) is the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Author Honor.
The Mildred L. Batchelder Honor for distinguished translated work goes to Delacorte Press for THE LILY POND by Annika Thor, translated by Linda Schenck, edited by Francoise Bui.
THE RUNNING DREAM by Wendelin van Draanen (Knopf Books for Young Readers, edited by Nancy Siscoe) has won the Schneider Family Book Award for artistic expression of the disability experience.
PAPER COVERS ROCK by Jenny Hubbard (Delacorte Press, edited by Michelle Poploff) is the William C. Morris Award finalist for First YA Fiction.