Awards (Books & Media)

2012 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

DALLAS – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The award was announced today during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, Jan. 20 - 24.

Recipients are selected in three categories: ages 0 – 8, ages 9 – 13 and ages 14 – 18. Winners will receive $5,000 and a framed plaque, which will be presented in Anaheim, Calif., during the ALA Annual Conference in June.

Michael Morpurgo to deliver 2013 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

DALLAS– Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo will deliver the 2013 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20 – 24, in Dallas.

“The author of more than 100 titles of humor, magic and realism, Morpurgo movingly captures the struggles faced by both children and animals during wartime,” stated 2013 Arbuthnot Committee Chair Susan J. Pine.

2012 Batchelder Award honors Eerdmans Books for Young Readers for 'Soldier Bear'

DALLAS – 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.”The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20 – 24, in Dallas.

Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard win 2012 Carnegie Medal for 'Children Make Terrible Pets'

DALLAS – Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard of Weston Woods Studios, Inc., producers of “Children Make Terrible Pets,” are the 2012 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20– 24 in Dallas.

Kadir Nelson, Shane W. Evans win 2012 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

DALLAS – Kadir Nelson, author of “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans,” and Shane W. Evans, illustrator of “Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom,” are the winners of the 2012 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults. The awards were announced today at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, being held Jan. 20 – 24 in Dallas and will be presented in Anaheim at the ALA Annual Conference in June.

Listening Library wins 2012 Odyssey Award for 'Rotters'

DALLAS – Listening Library, an imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group, Random House, Inc., producer of the audiobook, “Rotters,” has won the 2012 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. The award announcement was made today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20 – 24 in Dallas.

Duncan Tonatiuh, Guadalupe Garcia McCall win Pura Belpré Awards

DALLAS – Duncan Tonatiuh, illustrator of “Diego Rivera: His World and Ours,” and Guadalupe Garcia McCall, author of “Under the Mesquite,” are the 2012 winners of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and Author Award, honoring Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children’s books. The awards were announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20– 24 in Dallas.

Melissa Sweet wins 2012 Sibert Medal

DALLAS – Melissa Sweet, author and illustrator of “Balloons over Broadway:  The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade” was named the winner of the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2011. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20 – 24 in Dallas.

'Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy' wins 2012 Stonewall Book Award -Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award

DALLAS – “Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy” by Bil Wright, published by Simon & Schuster BFYR, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, is the 2012 recipient of the Stonewall Book Award -Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award.  The award was announced today by the American Library Association’s (ALA) Stonewall Book Awards Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 20 – 24 in Dallas.

Jack Gantos, Chris Raschka win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

DALLAS-  Jack Gantos, author of “Dead End in Norvelt,” and Chris Raschka, illustrator of “A Ball for Daisy” are the 2012 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

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