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ALA Awards 2012: Horn Book reviews of the winners

       A Ball for Daisy

The most prestigious honors in children’s literature, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, were awarded to Jack Gantos and Chris Raschka on January 23, 2012, at the American Library Association’s midwinter meeting in Dallas. Also announced at the gathering were the winners of the Coretta Scott King, Belpre, Printz, Sibert, and Batchelder awards and several other major honors. Follow the links below for more information about all the winning titles, including in many cases their reviews in The Horn Book Magazine or The Horn Book Guide.

Newbery Medal
Caldecott Medal
Belpre Award (Author and Illustrator)
Coretta Scott King Awards (Author and Illustrator)
Printz Award
Sibert Award
Batchelder Award

Additional ALA awards
Alex, Arbuthnot, Carnegie, Edwards, Geisel, Hamilton, Morris, Odyssey, Schneider, Stonewall, and YALSA Nonfiction awards

Best Fiction for Young Adults list
Notable Children’s Books list 



  1. Curious to know why the Sydney Taylor Awards are not listed in the same grouping as Coretta Scott King Awards ? On all levels (wide acknowledgement, literary taste, impact on libraries and librarians) these are prestgious awards.

    Pnina Moed Kass

  2. Kitty Flynn says:

    The Sydney Taylor Awards are prestigious, indeed. We announce the winners in the print Magazine and list them on our website (currently our archived site:–hoping to move the page over here soon so we can update it). The awards listed here are just ALA’s Youth Media Awards (,%20Grants%20and%20Scholarships&stype=Y), not all national awards. I hope that helps.

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