Michael L. Printz Winners and Honor Books

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Winner: Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Honor Books: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell; Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal; MAGGOT MOON by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Julian Crouch; Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool


Winner: In Darkness by Nick Lake

Honor Books:  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe  by Benjamin Alire Sáenz; Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein;  Dodger by Terry Pratchett; The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna


Winner: Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Honor Books: Why We Broke Up, written by Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman; The Returning, written by Christine Hinwood; Jasper Jones, written by Craig Silvey; The Scorpio Races, written by Maggie Stiefvater


Winner: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Honor Books: Stolen by Lucy Christopher, Please Ignore Vera Dietz  by A.S. King, Revolver written by Marcus Sedgwick, Nothing written by Janne Teller

Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Honor Books: 
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Punkzilla by Adam Rapp
Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Honor Books:
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 2: The Kingdom on the Waves by M. T. Anderson
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Nation by Terry Pratchett
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean

Honor Books: 
Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet by Elizabeth Knox
One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke
Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill

American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang

Honor Books:
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; v. 1: The Pox Party, by M.T. Anderson
An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green
Surrender, by Sonya Hartnett
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak



Looking for Alaska, by John Green


Honor Books:

Black Juice , by Margo Lanagan
I Am the Messenger , by Markus Zusak
John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth, a Photographic Biography,  by Elizabeth Partridge
A Wreath for Emmett Till, by Marilyn Nelson




how i live now, by Meg Rosoff


Honor Books:

Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel

Chanda’s Secrets, by Allan Stratton

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, by Gary D. Schmidt




The First Part Last, by Angela Johnson


Honor Books:

A Northern Light, by Jennifer Donnelly

Keesha’s House, by Helen Frost

Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L. Going

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler




Postcards from No Man’s Land, by Aidan Chambers


Honor Books:

The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer

My Heartbeat, by Garret Freymann-Weyr

Hole in My Life, by Jack Gantos




A Step From Heaven, by An Na


Honor Books:

The Ropemaker, by Peter Dickinson

Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art, by Jan Greenberg Abrams

Freewill, by Chris Lynch

True Believer, by Virginia Euwer Wolff




Kit’s Wilderness, by David Almond


Honor Books:

Many Stones, by Carolyn Coman

The Body of Christopher Creed, by Carol Plum-Ucci

Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, by Louise Rennison

Stuck in Neutral, by Terry Trueman




Monster, by Walter Dean Myers


Honor Books:

Skellig, by David Almond

Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson

Hard Love, by Ellen Wittlinger