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The 2007 ALA Award Winners – Juvenile January 22, 2007

Posted by sneaks in display topics, J is for Juvenile, J non-fiction, Picture Books, winter.

The 2007 ALA Award winners were announced this morning at the annual ALA Midwinter meeting. After a year’s worth of releases, these books were honored as the most engaging, thought-provoking, and noteworthy in their categories.

These awards include the Newbery Medal and Honors books, the Caldecott Medal and Honors books, the Coretta Scott King Awards, the Arbuthnot Honor Lecturer, Batchelder Award and Honors books, Carnegie Medal, Geisel Medal and Honors books, Sibert Medal and Honor book, and the Wilder Medal.

Click ‘more’ for the entire list of winners.

Newbery Medal

The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illustrated by Matt Phelan (Simon & Schuster/Richard Jackson)

Newbery Honor Books

Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm (Random House)
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson (Delacorte Press)
Rules by Cynthia Lord (Scholastic)

Caldecott Medal

Flotsam by David Wiesner (Clarion)

Caldecott Honor Books

Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet by David McLimans (Walker)
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, written by Carole Boston Weatherford (Hyperion/Jump at the Sun)

Coretta Scott King Awards

Sharon Draper, author of Copper Sun, and Kadir Nelson, illustrator of Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, are the winners of the 2007 Coretta Scott King Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults.

Traci L. Jones, author of Standing Against the Wind, is the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award winner.

One King Author Honor Book was selected: The Road to Paris written by Nikki Grimes and published by G.P. Putnum’s Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group.

Two King Illustrator Honor Books were selected: Jazz, illustrated by Christopher Myers, written by Walter Dean Myers and published by Holiday House, Inc.; and Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes illustrated by Benny Andrews, edited by David Roessel and Arnold Rampersad, and published by Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

2008 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecturer

David Macaulay

Batchelder Award

Delacorte Press, publisher of The Pull of the Ocean, by Jean-Claude Mourlevat, translated from the French by Y. Maudet

Batchelder Honor Books

Delacorte Press, publisher of The Killer’s Tears, by Anne-Laure Bondoux, translated from the French by Y. Maudet
Hyperion/Miramax, publisher of The Last Dragon, by Silvana De Mari, translated from the Italian by Shaun Whiteside

Carnegie Medal

Mo Willems, author/illustrator, and Weston Woods Studios, producers of

Geisel Medal

Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways, by Laura McGee Kvasnosky (Candlewick)

Geisel Honor Books

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen (Candlewick)
Move Over, Rover!, written by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by Jane Dyer (Harcourt)
Not a Box, by Antoinette Portis (HarperCollins)

Sibert Medal

Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh (Houghton)

Sibert Honor Book

Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement by Ann Bausum (National Geographic)
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea, written by Sy Montgomery, photos by Nic Bishop (Houghton)
To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel, written by Siena Cherson Siegel, illustrated by Mark Siegel (Simon & Schuster/Richard Jackson and Simon & Schuster/Aladdin)

Wilder Medal

James Marshall



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