We congratulate our 2009 ALA Award Winners


 

How I Learned Geography

by Uri Shulevitz


Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers

ISBN 978-0-374-33499-4

Caldecott Honor

The Surrender Tree:

Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom

by Margarita Engle


Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

ISBN 978-0-8050-8674-4

Newbery Honor

2009 Pura Belpré Author Award

One Boy

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger


A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press

ISBN 978-1-59643-274-1

Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor

Just in Case

written and illustrated

by Yuyi Morales


A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press

ISBN 978-1-59643-329-8

2009 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award

2009 Pura Belpré Author Honor

Keeping the Night Watch

by Hope Anita Smith

illustrated by E.B. Lewis


Christy Ottaviano Books/

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

ISBN 978-0-8050-7202-0

Coretta Scott King

Author Honor

Coretta Scott King

Illustrator Honor

Before John Was a Jazz Giant:

A Song of John Coltrane

by Carole Boston Weatherford

illustrated by Sean Qualls


Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

ISBN 978-0-8050-7994-4

2009 Popular Paperbacks


Roaring Brook

Punk Rock Etiquette

by Travis Nichols

(978-1-596-43415-8)


Square Fish

Dead Connection

by Charlie Price

(978-0-312-37966-7)


Elsewhere

by Gabrielle Zevin

(978-0-312-36746-6)


2009 Best Books for Young Adults


Feiwel & Friends

Ghost Medicine

by Andrew Smith

(978-0-312-3755-7)


Henry Holt

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

by Mary E. Pearson

(978-0-8050-7668-4)


Debbie Harry Sings in French

by Meagan Brothers

(978-0-8050-8080-3)


I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee

by Charles J. Shields

(978-0-8050-8334-7)


No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row

by Susan Kuklin

(978-0-8050-7950-0)


The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom

by Margarita Engle

(978-0-8050-8674-4)



2009 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers


Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Saturday Night Dirt

by Will Weaver

(978-0-374-35060-4)


Feiwel & Friends

The Compound

by S.A. Bodeen

(978-031237052)


First Second

Kaput and Zosky

by Lewis Trondheim

(978-1-59643-132-4)


Life Sucks

by Jessica Abel and Gabriel Soria (978-1-59643-107-2)

A TOP TEN PICK


Henry Holt

No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row

by Susan Kuklin

(978-0-8050-7950-0)

A TOP TEN PICK


Roaring Brook

My Father’s Son

by Terri Fields

(978-1-59643-349-6)


2009 Notable Children’s Videos


Henry Holt BYR

Do Unto Otters

By Laurie Keller, video by Weston Woods

(978-0-8050-7996-8)


Mack Made Movies

by Don Brown, video by Live Oak Media

(978-1-59643-091-4)

2009 Notable Children’s Books


Farrar, Straus and Giroux

How I Learned Geography

by Uri Shulevitz

(978-0-374-33499-4)


Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai

by Claire A. Nivola

Frances Foster Books

(978-0-374-39918-4)


Feiwel & Friends

Six Innings

by James Preller

(978-0-312-36763-3)


Henry Holt

Before John was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane

by Carole Weatherford; pictures by Sean Qualls (978-0-8050-7994-4)


Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp

by Denise Fleming

(978-0-8050-7892-3)


Elizabeth Leads The Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote

by Tanya Lee Stone; pictures by Rebecca Gibbon

(978-0-8050-7903-6)


Keeping the Night Watch

by Hope Anita Smith; pictures by E.B. Lewis (978-0-8050-7202-0)


Masterpiece

by Elise Broach; pictures by Kelly Murphy

Christy Ottaviano Books

(978-0-0805-08270-8)


The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom

by Margarita Engle

(978-0-8050-8674-4)


Roaring Brook

All Stations! Distress!

by Don Brown

(978-1-596-43222-2)


Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Through the Gates and Beyond

by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

A Neal Porter Book

(978-1-596-43071-6)


Ghosts in the House!

by Kazuno Kohara

(978-1-596-3427-1)


Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book

by Yuyi Morales

A Neal Porter Book

(978-1-596-43329-8)


One Boy

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A Neal Porter Book

(978-1-596-43274-1)


Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad

by James Rumford

A Neal Porter Book

(978-1-564-43276-5)



Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens


First Second

Life Sucks

by Jessica Abel and Gabriel Soria (978-1-59643-107-2)


2009 Notable Children’s Recordings


Feiwel & Friends

Brooklyn Bridge

by Karen Hesse, read by Fred Berman

Macmillan Young Listeners

(978-1-4272-0546-9)


2009 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults


Henry Holt

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

by Mary E. Pearson, read by Jenna Lamia

Macmillan Young Listeners

(978-1-4272-0443-1)

Complete List of Honors

Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

www.us.macmillan.com