3. Other Major Awards

ship_breakera) The 'Printz Award' - This prize for the best young adult novel, was awarded to Paolo Bacigalupi for 'Ship Breaker'. This was the author's first young adult novel. His adult fiction has won major science-fiction awards.

Australian-born Lucy Christopher's novel 'Stolen' was named as a Printz Honour Book. Other honour books in this category were 'Please Ignore Vera Dietz' by A.S. King, 'Revolver' by Marcus Sedgwick and 'Nothing' by Janne Teller.

b) The 'Coretta Scott King' Award - This award recognises African American writers and illustrators of children's books. It was awarded to Rita Williams-Garcia for her book 'One Crazy Summer'.

c) The 'Young Adult Library Services Association' (YALSA) Award - This is a prize for the best work of nonfiction for young adults. It was awarded to Ann Angel for 'Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing'.

d) The 'Pura Belpre Award - This is an award to a Latino or Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays the Latino cultural experience in a work of literature for children or youth. It was awarded to 'The Dreamer', written by Pam Muñoz Ryan and illustrated by Peter Sis.

e) The 'Theodor Seuss Geisel Award' - This is an award for the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English. It was awarded to 'Bink and Gollie' by Kate diCamillo and Alison McGhee, illustrated by Tony Fucile.

Full Awards List

The full list of awards is now available HERE