2008 Newbery and Printz Awards

Medal Winners and Honor Books announced 1/14/08 . . .

  • John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

  • Winner: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, written by Laura Amy Schlitz. The book is published by Candlewick.

  • Three Newbery Honor Books were named:
  • Elijah of Buxton, by Christopher Paul Curtis, published by Scholastic
  • The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt, published by Clarion
  • Feathers, by Jacqueline Woodson, published by Putnam.

  • Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
  • Winner: The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean. The book is published by HarperTempest, an imprint of HarperCollins.

  • Four Printz Honor Books were named:
  • Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet, by Elizabeth Knox, published by Frances Foster Books, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • One Whole and Perfect Day, by Judith Clarke, published by Front Street, an imprint of Boyds Mills Press, Inc.
  • Repossessed, by A. M. Jenkins, published by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins
  • Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath, by Stephanie Hemphill, published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books.
  • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village Cover Image
    By Laura Amy Schlitz, Robert Byrd (Illustrator)
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    ISBN: 9780763615789
    Availability: Backordered
    Published: Candlewick - July 24th, 2007

    Elijah of Buxton Cover Image
    $19.99
    ISBN: 9780439023443
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    Published: Scholastic Press - September 2007

    The Wednesday Wars Cover Image
    $16.99
    ISBN: 9780618724833
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    Published: Clarion Books - May 21st, 2007

    Feathers Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9780399239892
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    Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 2007

    The White Darkness Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9780060890353
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    Published: HarperTeen - January 2007

    Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9780374318543
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    Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 20th, 2007

    One Whole and Perfect Day Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9781932425956
    Availability: Hard to Find
    Published: Front Street - March 2007

    Freakish, thought Lily. That was the word for her family. Not freaks exactly, but getting there. Sometimes Lily wishes she weren't so sensible. If she were less reliable, then perhaps she'd have more fun. As it is, her hardworking but flaky mom and her dreamy older brother count on her to run the house. She wishes things could be different, but how can she change her responsible ways? Perhaps, she thinks, she should fall in love! Meanwhile, her scheming grandmother is planning a family party and, as is typical, Lily worries. Her fears are not entirely unfounded. Her grandfather has recently disowned her brother, and her brother has a new girlfriend who might not fit in. Her mother will probably bring the loony Mrs. Nightingale from the adult day care center where she works. And these are only the predictable complications. Lily is beginning to understand how easily unimaginable things can happen, too. Back to the question of love, what is this new feeling Lily experiences when Daniel Steadman is near? Could it be the cure?


    Repossessed Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9780060835682
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    Published: HarperTeen - June 2007

    Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath Cover Image
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    ISBN: 9780375837999
    Availability: Hard to Find
    Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 23rd, 2007