A list of all the 2012 award winners follows:John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:Dead End in Norvelt
written by Jack Gantos, is the 2012 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Farrar Straus Giroux.
Two Newbery Honor Books also were named: Inside Out & Back Again
written by Thanhha Lai and published by HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers; and Breaking Stalin's Nose
written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin, and published by Henry Holt and Company, LLC.Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:A Ball for Daisy
illustrated and written by Chris Raschka, is the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner. The book is published by Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
Three Caldecott Honor Books also were named: Blackout
illustrated and written by John Rocco, and published by Disney • Hyperion Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group; Grandpa Green
illustrated and written by Lane Smith, and published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership; and Me…Jane
illustrated and written by Patrick McDonnell, and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:Where Things Come Back
written by John Corey Whaley, is the 2012 Printz Award winner. The book is published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.
Four Printz Honor Books also were named: Why We Broke Up
written by Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group; The Returning,
written by Christine Hinwood and published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group Young Readers Group USA; Jasper Jones
written by Craig Silvey and published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.; and The Scorpio Races
written by Maggie Stiefvater and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African-American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:
Kadir Nelson, author and illustrator of Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
is the King Author Book winner. The book is published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Two King Author Honor Book recipients were selected: Eloise Greenfield, author of The Great Migration: Journey to the North
illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist and published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; and Patricia C. McKissack, author of Never Forgotten
illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon and published by Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.