ALA Children's Literature Awards


ALA Children's Literature Award-Winners 2012


The American Library Association top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults 2012 award winners. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by judging committees of librarians and other children’s experts, the awards encourage original and creative work:

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

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Farrar Straus Giroux)

✸ Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

A Ball for Daisy, illustrated and written by Chris Raschka (Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books)


For the rest of the ALA's Children's Book Awards, click here.