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2013 Mind the Gap Awards

2013 Mind the Gap Awards

WTF, ALA? Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
Too little, too late?
Little Dog Lost by Mônica Carnesi

Little Tug by Stephen Savage

Little White Duck by Na Liu and Andrés Vera Martínez, illustrated by Andrés Vera Martínez
Best translation from the original Rabbit Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire! by Polly Horvath, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Knocked-out knockout Jimmy the Greatest! by Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng
Most evolved Island: A Story of the Galápagos by Jason Chin
Most let down Dreaming Up by Christy Hale
Still going Stead-y Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

A Home for Bird by Philip C. Stead

And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

We guess the stars didn’t align The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin

A Black Hole Is NOT a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano, illustrated by Michael Carroll

You’ll have to ask the Printz committee Ask the Passengers by A. S. King

The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan

My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt

From the July/August 2013 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.



  1. KT Horning says:

    Totally agree on WTF, ALA? (Actually if they were going to add a new award, I vote for this name and purpose)

  2. Robin Smith says:

    WTF indeed.
    And Jimmy will always be the greatest to me!

  3. Hooray! There are so many deserving books here. CHARLOTTE’S WEB would surely have won if this great award had existed at the time. Are these the first annual? I hope they will continue. While I also really like WTF, ALA? I vote for Mind the Gap since it’s more Horn Bookish and kidlit general, and less YA.

  4. So glad to see My Book of Life by Angel on your list!

  5. Sadly disappointed that Fault in Our Stars, Wonder (Palacio) and Z is for Zoo did not make the list. These were all at the top of my list when booktalking.

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