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Monday, January 23, 2012

rgz Newsflash: Printz 2012

Congratulations to the winners. And thanks to the hard working committee!
Printz Award Winner, 2012

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Where Things Come Back, by John Corey Whaley, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Honor Books
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman
Why We Broke Up, written by Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman and published by Little, Brown and Company
The Returning by Christine Hinwood
The Returning, written by Christine Hinwood and published by Dial Books
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
Jasper Jones, written by Craig Silvey and published by Alfred A. Knopf
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Scorpio Races, written by Maggie Stiefvater and published by Scholastic Press
What are your thoughts, rgz? Anyone missing in your opinion?
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Katie DeKoster said...

I was pretty surprised with the results. Definitely excited about the Honor for Maggie Stiefvater, but where was the love for Between Shades of Gray or A Monster Calls??? Guess this just means that I have a little more reading to do!

Elisabeth Cummins said...

I thought that the Prinz awards were just for first time authors? Clearly I was wrong because The Scorpio Races is in there. I have Where Things Come Back on my bedside table, just haven't gotten to it.

Micol Ostow said...

My reading list just got longer!

Melissa Walker said...

Yay, Corey! I loved that book and I'll be reading the rest, stat.

Little Willow said...

Congratulations to everyone honored and recommended.

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