Monday, April 25, 2011

Book Awards

    An important part of being Literaturistic is that you have to be up to date on the latest book awards and book lists. Below are some award winning books of 2011 and the nominees for the YALSA's Teens' Top Ten List.     

 Winner of the Printz Award:

In Ship Breaker, near a drowned New Orleans ravaged by hurricanes and global warming, Nailer and his young crew eke out a meager existence by scavenging materials on the ship-littered coast. 

Winner of the Morris Award:

Loa, a strong, intelligent, hardworking sixteen-year-old girl experiences a year of loss.  While trying to take care of her family and make it through school, she ponders the laws of physics as she tries to understand what can never make sense.
These are the YALSA's Teens' Top Ten nominees:

1. Drought by Pam Bachorz
2. I Am J by Cris Beam,
3. You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin
4. Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier.
5. The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
6. The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 
7. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
8. Love, Inc by Yvonne Collins,
9. Matched by Ally Condie
10. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
11. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
12. Lies by Grant Michael
13. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
14. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
15. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
16. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
17. Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore
18. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
19. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
20. The False Princess by O'Neal Ellis
21. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Paterson
22. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
23. Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith
24. Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
25. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

     Which books on this list do you think should make the top ten list for 2011? Which books do you wish would have made the cut?