Articles tagged "Alex Award"

Our 2014 YALSA Award Winners!

Put up the balloons and streamers, sprinkle confetti and cut the cake! We're celebrating all of the fine authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA's various reading lists this year!

Huge congratulations to these Macmillan winners:

Printz Eleanor & Park

2014 Printz Award Honor Book

ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell

See all of the 2014 Printz Award winners and nominees here.



2014 Morris Award Winner

CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn

See all of the finalists for the 2014 Morris Award here.

YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults

IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell (A Top 10 selection!)
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell

See the full list of Best Fiction for Young Adults here.


2014 Alex Award Official Nominations

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. In addition to the ten winning titles, the Alex Award committee also publishes a vetted list of official nominations.

THE RAINBOW TROOPS by Andrea Hirata
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward

See all of the 2014 Alex Award winners here!

Congratulations to all winners and honorees!!
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Our 2013 YALSA Award Winners!

Major congratulations to all of the fine authors and illustrators who were selected for YALSA's various reading lists this year!

Here's a run down of the Macmillan winners:

2013 Alex Award Winners:

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

GIRLCHILD by Tupelo Hassman

MR. PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan

See all of the 2013 Alex Award winners here!

YALSA's 2013 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Boarding Schools to Summer Camps: Leaving home to find yourself

MARKED by P.C. & Kristin Cast

BORN AT MIDNIGHT by C.C. Hunter

Gowns, Greasepaint, and Guitars: Not the same old song and dance

WHEN THE STARS GO BLUE by Caridad Ferrer

See the full list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults here!

YALSA's 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers

Selected books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read.

THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers (TOP TEN)

THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda

BAD BOY by Dream Jordan

GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan

I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin

See the full list of Quick Picks here!

YALSA's Great Graphic Novels 2013:

TRINITY: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm

See the full list of Great Graphic Novels here!

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The Lover's Dictionary Contest!

UPDATE (3/1): Thank you all for entering! This contest is now closed. Winners will be announced tomorrow!

THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY is the story of a relationship told in the form of dictionary entries, it's a 2012 Alex Award winner, and we have 20 hardcover copies to give away to our cleverest commenters here on the blog!

In THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY each page is a dictionary entry that describes one couple's relationship from the intimate, day-to-day minutiae to the deepest joys and fears of their lives together.

Booklist gave THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY a starred review and said, "Levithan demonstrates, intimacy is sometimes enigmatic and, as he notes under ineffable, 'No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough.'"

Here are a few of the entries:

autonomy, n.

"I want my books to have their own shelves," you said, and that’s how I knew it would be okay to live together.

dumbfounded, adj.

And still, for all the jealousy, all the doubt, sometimes I will be struck with a kind of awe that we’re together. That someone like me could find someone like you--it renders me wordless. Because surely words would conspire against such luck, would protest the unlikelihood of such a turn of events.

I didn't tell any of my friends about our first date. I waited until after the second, because I wanted to make sure it was real. I wouldn’t believe it had happened until it had happened again. Then, later on, I would be overwhelmed by the evidence, by all the lines connecting you to me, and us to love.

yearning, n. and adj.

At the core of this desire is the belief that everything can be perfect.

How to enter:

Leave a comment below in the style of a dictionary entry. Include one word and an unexpected definition for that word.

On March 1st Talia and I will pick our 20 favorite entries (be they silly, sassy, or heartbreaking). The winners will each receive one copy of THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY!

This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. More eligibility details below!

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ALA Midwinter Love and Our YALSA Award Winners!

Whew, what a conference! Midwinter was a delight this year. We're so glad we got a chance to catch up with so many of you.

Now that we're back, we want to highlight the 2012 YALSA awards winners and nominees that we publish and distribute:

Our 2012 Alex Award Winners:

SALVAGE THE BONES by Jesmyn Ward
THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY by David Levithan
BIG GIRL SMALL by Rachel DeWoskin

See the full list of 2012 Alex Award-winners here.

Our 2012 Alex Award Nominations:

AFTER THE GOLDEN AGE by Carrie Vaughn
AMONG OTHERS by Jo Walton
EMORY'S GIFT by W. Bruce Cameron

See the full list of 2012 Alex Award-nominees here.

2012 Great Graphic Novels:

DAYBREAK by Brian Ralph

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Great Graphic Novels here.

UPDATE: YALSA posted more awards and lists today!

2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults:

MILES FROM ORDINARY by Carol Lynch Williams

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults here.

2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers:

FALL FOR ANYTHING by Courtney Summers

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers here.

2nd UPDATE: YALSA posted their popular paperback picks!

2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Stick and Stones

SOME GIRLS ARE* by Courtney Summers
THE CHOSEN ONE* by Carol Lynch Williams

*This is the THIRD appearance on a YALSA booklist for SOME GIRLS ARE and THE CHOSEN ONE. They have each now appeared on YALSA’s Popular Paperbacks for Young Adult List (2012), Best Fiction for Young Adults (2010 & 2011) and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2010 & 2011). If you haven't read them yet, now's the time!

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults here.

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