Stacey Loscalzo

Jan 29

2013 Youth Media Awards

by Stacey

Yesterday was my Super Bowl. The 2013 Youth Media Awards were announced and this year, the American Library Association provided a live web cam so that book lovers around the world could watch the announcements live. It was so fun to feel like I was in the room when the winners were announced. As usual, I had read many of the winners but there were far more books I hadn’t read and now have added to my ever growing “To Be Read” pile.

Here are some of my highlights from the awards…

A few award books that I’m thrilled to have read and loved:

Newbery Winner, The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Newbery Honor book, Three Times Lucky by Shelia Turnage

Caldecott Winner, This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

Caldecott Honor, Extra Yarn illustrated by Jon Klassen

Coretta Scott King Honor, Each Kindness by Jaqueline Woodson

Coretta Scott King Honor,  No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Works of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Alex Award Winner, Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Award Winners to be Added to my TBR Pile:

Newbery Honor, Splendors and Gloom by Laura Amy Schlitz

Caldecott Honor, Creepy Carrots illustrated by Peter Brown

Stonewall Book Award winner and Michael L. Printz Honor, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Schneider Family Book Award winner, Back to Front and Upside Down! written by Claire Alexander

Robert F. Seibert Informational Book Award Winner and YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, Bomb: The Race to Build- and Steal- the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin




  1. Zoe says:

    Bomb is top of my list to read now – my grandfather worked during the war in the US (over from the UK) as part of the Manhattan project so this book has personal interest for me (as well as getting 3 awards/honours!!)

  2. Lee Wind says:

    A lot of us blogged about these awards (love how you refer to them as your Super Bowl) but I really appreciate your sharing what you’ve read and loved and what you look forward to reading from the winners. It personalized it in a very nice way! (And yes, Tell The Wolves I’m Home was amazing.)
    Thanks as well for being part of the 2013 comment challenge!

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