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The WAW Winners for 2016 were voted on.  Emporia has announced that the winners are "The Boy on the Porch" by Sharon Creech for the 3-5 list and "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein for the 6-8 list. 

Here is the ALA 2016 Youth Media Award Winner List:
Newbery: "Last Stop On Market Street" written by Matt de la Pena
Newbery Honor Books: "The War that Saved My Life" by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley;  "Roller Girl " By Victoria Jamieson: and "Echo" by Pam Munoz Ryan.

Caldecott Medal: "Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear" Illustrations by Sophie Blackall
Caldecott Honor Books: "Trombone Shorty" Illustrated by Bryan Collier; "Waiting" by Kevin Henkes ; "Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement", Illustrated by Ekua Holmes:  and " Last Stop on Market Street"  Illustrated by Christian Robinson.

Coretta Scott King (Author) Award: "Gone Crazy in Alabama" by Rita Williams-Garcia
Honor books: "All American Boys" by Jason Reynolds;  "The Boy in the Black Suit" by Jason Reynolds; and "X: A Novel ", by Ilyasah Shabazz 
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award: "Trombone Shorty" illustrated by Bryan Collier;
Honor books: "The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore"" illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. and "Last Stop on Market Street" illustrated by Christian Robinson
Corretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award: "Hoodoo", by Ronald L. Smith(author)and "Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement" by Ekua Holmes (illustrator).
Corretta Scott King/Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award: Jerry Pinkney

Michael L. Printz Award: "Bone Gap",  by Laura Ruby
Honor books: "Out of Darkness" by Ashley Hope Perez;  and "The Ghosts of Heaven" by Marcus Sedgwick

Schneider Family Book Award: "Emmanuel's Dream: the True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeborah:", by Laurie Ann Thompson (Ages 0 to 10)
"Fish in a Tree" by Lynda Mullaly Hunt and "The War that Saved My Life" by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Ages 11-13)
"The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B" by Teresa Toten (Ages 13 to 18)

Pura Belpre Author Award: "Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir"" by Margarita Engle.
Honor books: "The Smoking Mirror"  by David Bowles and "Mango, Abuela, and Me" by Meg Medina. 
Pura Bellpre Illustrator Award: "Drum Dream Girl" illustrated by Rafael Lopez.
Honor books: "My Tata's Remedies" illustrated By Antonio Castro; "Mango, Abuela, and Me", illustrated by Angela Dominguez; and "Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras" illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh.

Robert F. Siebert Award: "Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras", by Duncan Tonatiuh. 
Honor books: "Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans",  by Don Brown; "The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club", by Phillip Hoose; "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March", by Lynda Blackmon and "Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement" by Carole Boston Weatherford. 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award: "Don't throw it to Mo!", by David Adler
Honor books: "A Pig, a Fox, and a Box" by Jonathan Fenske;  "Supertruck!!" by Stephen Savage, and "Waiting" by Kevin Henkes 

William C. Morris Award: "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" by Becky Albertalli.
Honor books; "Because you'll never Meet Me" by Leah Thomas; "Conviction",  by Kelly Loy Gilbert;  and  "The Weight of Feathers" by Anna-Marie McLemore. 

YALSA Award for Nonfiction: "Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret history OF THE Vietnam War", By Steve Sheinkin. 
Honor books; "Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir" by Margarita Engle; "First Flight Around the World:The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race", by Tim Grove; "Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad", by M.T. Anderson; "This Strange Wilderness: The life and Art of John James Audubon ", by Nancy Plain.

Alex Awards: 10 Best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:
1. "All Involved" by Ryan Gattis.  2. "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. 3. "Bones and All" by Camille DeAngelis. 4. "Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits" by David Wong. 5. "Girl at War" by Sara Novic. 6. "Half the World" by Joe Abercrombie 7. "Sacred Heart" by Liz Suburbia. 8. "Humans of New York: Stories: by Brandon Stanton  9. "Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League" by Dan-el Padilla Peralta 10. "The Unraveling of Mercy Louis" by Keija Parssinen.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award: 2015 winner Jerry Pinkney
Margaret Edwards Award: David Levithan
May Hill Arbuthnot Award: Jacqueline Woodson
Mildred Batchelder Award: "The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy" by Beatrice Alemagna, translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick

ODYSEEY Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults: "The War that Saved My Life". Produced by Random House Audio Publishing Group.


 The Beginning of a new year is always exciting!! I hope that you will get excited about all of the activities offered for you and especially that you will choose to read and be excited with me about reading new materials!

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.

The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
 The mold of your life is in your hands to break.
               (From THE HOBBIT, by J.R.R. Tolkien)

Put Something In        
Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem, Sing a mumble-gumble song, Whistle through your comb. Do a loony-goony dance 'cross the kitchen floor. Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before.       
- Shel Silverstein


I look forward to seeing you in the Media Center often this school come in and CHECK US OUT!!!!!



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