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Some More Awards

A few different finalist lists have been announced!

Edgar Awards

The Edgar Awards are presented by the Mystery Writers of America. The 2012 Edgar Award Nominees for Young Adult:

Shelter by Harlan Coben (Penguin Young Readers Group – G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (Penguin Young Readers Group – G.P. Putnam’s Sons). My review.

The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall (Random House Children’s Books – Knopf BFYR)

The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group – Roaring Creek Press)

Kill You Last by Todd Strasser (Egmont USA)

The winner will be announced April 26, 2012.

Andre Norton Award

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the nominees for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book:

 Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor (Viking Juvenile)

Chime, Franny Billingsley (Dial Books; Bloomsbury). My review.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Hodder & Stoughton). My review.

Everybody Sees the Ants, A.S. King (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

The Boy at the End of the World, Greg van Eekhout (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)

The Freedom Maze, Delia Sherman (Big Mouth House)

The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson (Greenwillow Books). My review.

Ultraviolet, R.J. Anderson (Orchard Books; Carolrhoda Lab)

The winner will be announced May 19th.

LA Times Book Prize

The LA Times Book Prizes announced the finalists for a number of categories, including Young Adult. The winner will be announced at the LA Book Festival of Books on April 20.

“Beauty Queens” by Libba Bray (Scholastic Press). My review.

“The Big Crunch” by Pete Hautman (Scholastic Press)

“A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd” by Patrick Ness (Candlewick Press). My review.

“Life: An Exploded Diagram” by Mal Peet (Candlewick Press)

“The Scorpio Races” by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic Press). My review.

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About Elizabeth Burns

Looking for a place to talk about young adult books? Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and let's chat. I am a New Jersey librarian. My opinions do not reflect those of my employer, SLJ, YALSA, or anyone else. On Twitter I'm @LizB; my email is lizzy.burns@gmail.com.

Comments

  1. Sondy says:

    In my crazy quest to read Award Winners and Honor Books, I just finished making a list of all the Norton and Edgar books I haven’t read. They’re interesting lists, especially looking at how they overlap with other awards. I haven’t read very many Edgar winners at all. (Though I thought it was funny that I’d read two of the very earliest Best Juvenile winners when I was a kid — Phyllis A. Whitney’s The Mystery of the Haunted Pool, and another by her.)

    I hadn’t thought of the LA Times Book Prize. Yikes! I feel another list coming on!

    But I’m proud of how well I’ve done with these lists you’ve posted. Okay, I’ve only read one of the Edgar nominees (The Name of the Star), but I’ve read 5 of the 8 Norton Finalists and 4 of the 5 LA Times Finalists. (And I had been meaning to read the Big Crunch for ages!) Nice lists!

  2. Angela Carstensen Liz B says:

    Sondy, great minds! I have a bunch of these books in a new TBR pile and am just trying to balance my reading between current 2012 books and these.

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