The Society of School Librarians
International

SSLI BOOK AWARDS 2012

 

LANGUAGE ARTS – PICTURE BOOKS

BEST BOOK:

Hillenbrand, Will. Kite Day. Holiday House, 2012.

HONOR BOOKS:

Kittinger, Jo. The House on Dirty-Third Street. Peachtree, 2012.

Regan, Dian Curtis. The Snow Blew Inn. Holiday House, 2011.

Alexander, Kwame. Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band. Sleeping Bear Press, 2011.

Henricks, Wendy. I Am Tama. Lucky Cat. Peachtree, 2012.

Cassanova, Mary. The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town. Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2011.

Harris, John. Jingle Bells: How the Holiday Classic Came To Be. Peachtree, 2011.

Mayer, Mercer. Too Many Dinosaurs. Holiday House, 2011.

Bowen, Anne. Scooter in the Outside. Holiday House, 2012.

Paschkis, Julie. Mooshka: a Quilt Story. Peachtree, 2012.

 

LANGUAGE ARTS – GRADES K-6 NOVELS

BEST BOOK:

Clifton, Lutricia. Freaky Fast Frankie Joe. Holiday House, 2012.

 

HONOR BOOKS:

Cowing, Sue. You Will Call Me Drog. Carolrhoda/Lerner, 2011.

Fogelin, Adrian. Summer on the Moon. Peachtree, 2012.

Gordon, Amy. The Shadow Collector's Apprentice. Holiday House, 2012.

Lemna, Don. Out in Left Field. Holiday House, 2012.

Marsden, Carolyn. The White Zone. Carolrhoda/Lerner, 2012.

Pryor, Bonnie. Captain Hannah Pritchard: The Hunt for Pirate Gold. Enslow, 2012.

Sheinmel, Courtney. Stella Batts Needs a New Name. Sleeping Bear Press, 2012.

Tozier, Christopher. Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of  Tagelus. Pineapple Press, 2012.

LANGUAGE ARTS – GRADES 7-12 NOVELS

BEST BOOK:

Castan, Mike.  Fighting For Dontae.  Holiday House, 2012

HONOR BOOKS:

Cashman, Erin. The Exceptionals. Holiday House, 2012.

Vasey, Paul. A Troublesome Boy. Groundwood, 2012.

King, A.S. Everybody Sees· the Ants. Little Brown & Company, 2011.

Springer, Nancy. My Sister's Stalker. Holiday House, 2012.

Zarr, Sara. How to Save a Life. Little Brown & Company, 2011.

Perez, Ashley Hope. The Knife and the Butterfly. Carolrhoda/Lerner, 2012.

Lynch, Janet Nichols. Racing California. Holiday House, 2012.

Bowler, Tim. Buried Thunder. Holiday House, 2011.

Brezenoff, Steve. Brooklyn Burning. Carolrhoda/Lerner, 2011.

SOCIAL STUDIES – GRADES K-6

BEST BOOK:

Noon, Steve. Story of the Titanic. DK, 2012.

HONOR BOOKS:

Verstraete, Larry. Surviving the Hindenburg. Sleeping Bear Press, 2012.

Capaldi, Gina. Red Bird Sings. Carolrhoda/Lerner,2011.

Velasquez, Eric. Twice as Good. Sleeping Bear Press, 2012.

Levinson, Cynthia. We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March. Peachtree, 2012.

Benoit, Peter. September 11: We Will Never Forget. Scholastic, 2012.

Herman, Debbie. From Pie Town to Yum Yum. EDC/Kane Miller, 2011.

Lang, Heather. Queen of the Track: Alice Coleman. Boyds Mills, 2012.

Swain, Gwyneth. Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices. Calkins Creek, 2012.

Winter, Jonah. Wild Women of the Wild West. Holiday House, 2011:

SOCIAL STUDIES – GRADES 7 – 12

BEST BOOK:

Levinson, Cynthia. We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March. Peachtree, 2012.

HONOR BOOKS:

Brimmer, Larry. Black and White. Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills, 2011.

Deem, James. Kristallnacht: The Nazi Terror That Began the Holocaust. Enslow, 2012.

Di Piazza, Francesca. Friend Me!: 600 years of Social Networking in America. 21st Century, 2012.

 

Lassieur, Allison. Trade and Commerce in the Earlv Islamic World. Crabtree, 2012.

McPherson, Stephanie. Iceberg Right Ahead: The Tragedy of the Titanic. 21st Century, 2012.

Swain, Gwyneth. Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices. Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills, 2012.

Behnke, Alison. Death of a Dreamer: The Assassination of John Lennon. 21st Century, 2012.

Bix, Cynthia. Dressing a Nation: Petticoats and Frock Coats: Revolution and Victorian-Age Fashions From 1700s to 1860s. 21st Century, 2012.

 

Series: Enchantment of the World. Second Series. Children's Press, 2012.

SCIENCE – GRADE K-6

BEST BOOK:

Greenwood, Marie. Amazing Giant Dinosaurs. DK,2012.

HONOR BOOKS:

Urbigkit, Cat. The Guardian Team. Boyds Mills, 2011.

Gibbons, Gail. Ladybugs. Holiday House, 2012.

Yasuda, Anita. Explore Simple Machines. Nomad Press, 2011.

Carullo, Mary. City Fish, Country Fish. Tilbury House, 2012.

Gray, Susan. Experiments With Motion. Scholastic, 2012,

Morlock, Lisa. Track That Scat. Sleeping Bear Press, 2012.

Kalman, Bobbie. Bodies of Water. Crabtree, 2012.

Sill, Cathryn. About Hummingbirds. Peachtree, 2011.

Walker, Sally. Investigating Magnetism. Lerner, 2012.

SCIENCE – GRADES 7-12

BEST BOOK:

Bortz, Fred. Meltdown: The Nuclear Disaster in Japan and Our Energy Future. 21st Century, 2012.

HONOR BOOKS:

Miller, Ron. Is the End of the World Near? From Crackpot Predictions to Scientific Scenarios. 21st Century, 2012.

Moragne, Wendy. Allergies. 21st Century, 2012.

Pringle, Laurence. Billions of Years: Amazing Changes. Boyds Mills, 2011.

Hyde, Natale. What Is Germ Theory? Crabtree, 2011.