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Looking for a Book to Read? Grab These Recent Award Winners!

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The American Library Association just had its midwinter conference in Seattle. Monday brought some big award reveals, so if you're looking for a suggestion or two on a new book to read, check out one of these recent award winners!

John Newbery Medal Winner:

One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Newbery Honor Recipients:

Splendors and Glooms

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz


Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

Three Times Lucky

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Michael L. Printz Award Winner:

In Darkness

In Darkness by Nick Lake

Printz Honor Recipients:

Aristotle and Dante

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Code Name Verity

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein


Dodger by Terry Pratchett

The White Bicycle

The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna

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    Sasha Shamblen Thursday, 14 March 2013

    Code Name Verify looks really good

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