2012 ALSC Award Winners

In order to post the winning information as expeditiously as possible, we are providing a straight list of 2012 ALSC award winners, including book title, author, and publisher. Additional information, including annotations and book cover images for each award-winning title, will be posted to the individual award pages as soon as possible.

Newbery Medal

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, published by Farrar Straus Giroux

Newbery Honor Books

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai, published by HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers

Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin, published by Henry Holt and Company, LLC.

Caldecott Medal

A Ball for Daisy written and illustrated by Chris Raschka, published by Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

Caldecott Honor Books

Blackout written and illustrated by John Rocco, published by Disney · Hyperion Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group

Grandpa Green written and illustrated by Lane Smith, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership

Me … Jane written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

2013 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

Michael Morpurgo

Batchelder Award

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., is the winner of the 2012 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for Soldier Bear.

Batchelder Honor Books

Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc. for The Lily Pond.

Belpre (Illustrator) Award

Diego Rivera: His World and Ours, written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh, published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS

Belpre (Illustrator) Honor Books

The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred illustrated by Rafael López, written by Samantha R. Vamos, and published by Charlesbridge.

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match /Marisol McDonald no combina illustrated by Sara Palacios, written by Monica, and published by Children’s Book Press, an imprint of Lee and Low Books Inc.

Belpre (Author) Award

Under the Mesquite, by Guadalupe Garcia McCall, published by Lee and Low Books Inc.

Belpre (Author) Honor Books

Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita Engle, published by Henry Holt and Company, LLC.

Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller written by Xavier Garza, published by Cinco Puntos Press

Carnegie Award

Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard of Weston Woods Studios, Inc., producers of Children Make Terrible Pets

Geisel Award

Tales for Very Picky Eaters, written and illustrated by Josh Schneider, published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Geisel Honor Books

I Broke My Trunk , written and illustrated by Mo Willems, published by Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group

I Want My Hat Back, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen, published by Candlewick Press

See Me Run, written and illustrated by Paul Meisel, published by Holiday House

Odyssey Award

Listening Library, an imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group, Random House, Inc., producer of Rotters, written by Daniel Kraus and narrated by Kirby Heyborne.

Odyssey Honor Audio Books

Ghetto Cowboy, written by G. Neri, narrated by JD Jackson and produced by Brilliance Audio

Okay for Now, written by Gary D. Schmidt, narrated by Lincoln Hoppe and produced by Listening Library, an imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group, Random House, Inc.

The Scorpio Races, written by Maggie Stiefvater, narrated by Steve Westand Fiona Hardingham and produced by Scholastic Inc., Scholastic Audiobooks

Young Fredle, written by Cynthia Voigt, narrated by Wendy Carter and produced by Listening Library, an imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group, Random House, Inc.

Sibert Medal

Balloons over Broadway:  The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet, published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Sibert Honor Books

Black & White:  The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene ‘Bull’ Connor, written by Larry Dane Brimner and published by Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills Press, Inc.

Drawing from Memory, written and illustrated by Allen Say and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.

The Elephant Scientist, written by Caitlin O’Connell and Donna M. Jackson, photographs byCaitlin O’Connell and Timothy Rodwelland published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company