It was a big day for children's and young adult books! The American Library Association (ALA) announced the 2012 Youth Media Award winners at its Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, which includes the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards.
The John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature went to:
“Dead End in Norvelt,” written by Jack Gantos.
Two Newbery Honor Books also were named: "Inside Out & Back Again," written by Thanhha Lai and "Breaking Stalin’s Nose,” written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin.
“A Ball for Daisy," illustrated and written by Chris Raschka.
Three Caldecott Honor Books also were named: “Blackout,” illustrated and written by John Rocco, "Grandpa Green" illustrated and written by Lane Smith, and “Me … Jane,” illustrated and written by Patrick McDonnell.
A big congrats goes out to all and all winners of the ALA Youth Media Awards can be found on the ALA website.