Additional ALA Awards 2013

Alex Awards

for the ten best adult books that appeal to a teen audience

Caring Is Creepy by David Zimmerman (Soho)
Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman (Picador)
Juvenile in Justice by Richard Ross (Richard Ross)
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (Farrar)
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf (Abrams ComicArts)
One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season by Chris Ballard (Hyperion)
Pure by Julianna Baggott (Grand Central)
The Round House by Louise Erdrich (Harper)
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Blunt (Dial)
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple (Little)


May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award

recognizing an author, critic, librarian, historian, or teacher of children’s literature, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site

Andrea Davis Pinkney will deliver the 2014 lecture


Andrew Carnegie Medal

for excellence in children’s video

Anna, Emma and the Condors produced by Katja Torneman


Margaret A. Edwards Award

for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults

Tamora Pierce for the Song of the Lioness series and the Protector of the Small quartet


Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

for the outstanding book for beginning readers

Winner
Up, Tall, and High! by Ethan Long (Putnam)

Honor Books
Let’s Go for a Drive by Mo Willems (Hyperion)
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean (HarperCollins)
Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell (Candlewick)


Virginia Hamilton Award

given by the Coretta Scott King Task Force for lifetime achievement

Demetria Tucker, family and youth services librarian, Pearl Bailey Library


William C. Morris Award

honors a book written by a first-time author for young adults

Winner
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Random)

Finalists
Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby (Houghton Mifflin)
Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo (Knopf)
After the Snow by S. D. Crockett (Feiwel)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)


Odyssey Award

for excellence in audiobook production

Winner
The Fault in Our Stars written by John Green and narrated by Kate Rudd (Brilliance Audio)

Honor Books
Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian written by Eoin Colfer and narrated by Nathaniel Parker (Listening Library)
Ghost Knight written by Cornelia Funke and narrated by Eliot Hill (Listening Library)
Monstrous Beauty written by Elizabeth Fama and narrated by Katherine Kellgren (Macmillan Audio)


Schneider Family Book Award

for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience

Children, ages 0–10
Back to Front and Upside Down! by Claire Alexander (Eerdmans)

Middle School, ages 11–13
A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean (Tegen/HarperCollins)

Teen, ages 13–18
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis (Simon)


Stonewall Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered experience

Winner
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Simon)

Honor books
Drama by Raina Telgemeier (Graphix/Scholastic)
Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz (Simon Pulse)
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Lesléa Newman (Candlewick)
Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie by S.J. Adams (Flux)


Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

for a substantial and lasting contribution to children’s literature

Katherine Paterson


YALSA Nonfiction Award

for excellence in nonfiction for young adults

Winner
Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin (Flash Point/Roaring Brook)

Finalists
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal (Feiwel)
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose (Farrar)
Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson (Scholastic)
We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March by Cynthia Levinson (Peachtree)

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