Monday, November 21, 2011

2012-2013 Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees!!

This year, I had the privilege of joining a really awesome committee of librarians to work on the 2012-2013 Young Hoosier Book Award nominee list. And now, I'm proud to present to you the YHBA nominee lists! There are three lists put out every year: picture book, intermediate, and middle grades. Participating schools encourage kids to read books on the list and vote for their favorites. I'm going to do a separate post for each list and since I am serving on the Middle Grade Committee, I'm gonna start with that one!

Links go to my reviews & I've provided links to GoodReads, also. Here's a printer friendly list: 2012-2013 YHBA Nominees (please note: the first version on the ILF website and the copies distributed at the ILF Conference were missing three titles from the Middle Grade Category. This is the complete list).

2012-2013 Young Hoosier Book Award Middle Grade Nominees

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz (GoodReads)

After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick (GoodReads)

Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins (GoodReads)

Borrowed Names: Poems About Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie and Their Daughters by Jeannine Atkins (GoodReads)

The Crossing: How George Washington Saved the American Revolution by Jim Murphy (GoodReads)

Crunch by Leslie Connor (GoodReads)

The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan (GoodReads)

Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith (GoodReads)

Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson (GoodReads)

Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel (GoodReads)

Happenstance Found by P.W. Cantanese (GoodReads)

The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe by Loree Griffin Burns (GoodReads)

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Parker (GoodReads)

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by W. Rodman Philbrick (GoodReads)

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper (GoodReads)

The Search for WondLa by Tony Diterlizzi (GoodReads)

Slob by Ellen Potter (GoodReads)

Sources of Light by Margaret McMullan (GoodReads)

Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz by Eva Moses Kor and Lisa Buccieri (GoodReads)

Virals by Kathy Reichs (GoodReads)


So, what do you think of our list? Have any titles that you think should be considered for next year's list? Check out the criteria and nominate a title today!