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It’s getting toward the end of the year and I like to start taking looking back at the books I read over the year. I generally try to read at least one classic literary writer during the year, and one Printz award winner. Someday, I’ll raise expectations for myself. I should also add “reading at least one Newbery winner” to the list as well. If you’re not familiar with the Printz Award it’s an annual prize for the best in Young Adult Books. From Wickipedia: The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

I was interested to see how many of them I’ve read to date (16) and who publishes the most winners (Harpercollins). Want to know how many you’ve read? Here’s a complete list of the Printz winners. I compiled it from Wickipedia and YALSA. I included publishers to the best of my knowledge. With the way imprints and divisions all divide, merge, and die off, it was a little tricky, and may be incomplete or wrong. If you see mistakes, let me know so I can change it.

2013
Winner:
In Darkness, written by Nick Lake, published by Bloomsbury Books for Young Readers.

Honor Books:
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, published by Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group
Dodger by Terry Pratchett, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers
The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna, published by Red Deer Press.

2012
Winner:
Where Things Come Back
by John Corey Whaley, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Honor Books:
Why We Broke Up, by Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman, published by Little, Brown and Company
The Returning, by Christine Hinwood, published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group Young Readers Group USA.
Jasper Jones, by Craig Silvey, published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books
The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.

2011
Winner:
Ship Breaker

by Paolo Bacigalupi published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group

Honor Books:
Stolen
by Lucy Christopher, published by Chicken House, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
by A.S. King, published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
Revolver
by Marcus Sedgwick, published by Roaring Book Press, an imprint of the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
Nothing
by Janne Teller, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division

2010
Winner:
Going Bovine

by Libba Bray published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House

Honor Books:
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman, published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.
The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancey, published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.
Punkzilla, by Adam Rapp, published by Candlewick Press.
Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973, by John Barnes, published by Viking Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Young Reader’s Group.

2009
Winner:
Jellicoe Road
by Melina Marchetta published by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins

Honor Books:

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 2: The Kingdom on the Waves
by M. T. Anderson published by Candlewick Press.
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart published by Hyperion Books for Children
Nation by Terry Pratchett Published by Doubleday
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers

2008
Winner:
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean Published by HarperTeen an imprint of HarperCollins

Honor Books:

Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet by Elizabeth Knox Published by Faber Children’s Books
One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke Published March by Front Street
Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins Published by HarperTeen an imprint of HarperCollins
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, a division of Random House

2007
Winner:
American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang Published by First Second

Honor Books:

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; v. 1: The Pox Party, by M.T. Anderson published by Candlewick Press.
An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green Published by Dutton Juvenile, an imprint of Penguin Group
Surrender, by Sonya Hartnett Published by Candlewick Press
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, a division of Random House

2006
Winner:
Looking for Alaska
, by John Green Published by Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Group

Honor Books:
Black Juice
, by Margo Lanagan Published by Eos
I Am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, a division of Random House
John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth, a Photographic Biography, by Elizabeth Partridge Published by Viking Juvenile
A Wreath for Emmett Till, by Marilyn Nelson Published by Houghton Mifflin

2005
Winner:
how i live now
, by Meg Rosoff  Published by Wendy Lamb Books

Honor Books:
Airborn
,
by Kenneth Oppel, Published by HarperCollins
Chanda’s Secrets
, by Allan Stratton Published by Annick Press
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
, by Gary D. Schmidt Published by Yearling

2004:
Winner:
The First Part Last
, by Angela Johnson Published by Simon Pulse, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Honor Books:
A Northern Light
, by Jennifer Donnelly Published by Harcourt Paperbacks
Keesha’s House
, by Helen Frost Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Fat Kid Rules the World
, by K.L. Going Published by Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Group
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things
, by Carolyn Mackler Published by Candlewick Press

2003
Winner:
Postcards from No Man’s Land
,
by Aidan Chambers Published by Dutton Juvenile an imprint of Penguin Group

Honor Books:
The House of the Scorpion
,
by Nancy Farmer Published by Simon Pulse, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
My Heartbeat
, by Garret Freymann-Weyr Published by Houghton Mifflin
Hole in My Life
, by Jack Gantos Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

2002
Winner:
A Step From Heaven
, by An Na Published by Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Group

Honor Books:
The Ropemaker
, by Peter Dickinson Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House
Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art
by Jan Greenberg Abrams Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Freewill
,
by Chris Lynch Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
True Believer
,
by Virginia Euwer Wolff Published by Simon Pulse, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

2001
Winner:
Kit’s Wilderness
, by David Almond Published by Laurel Leaf

Honor Books:
Many Stones
, by Carolyn Coman Published by Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Group
The Body of Christopher Creed
, by Carol Plum-Ucci Published by Volo
Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
by Louise Rennison Published by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins
Stuck in Neutral
, by Terry Trueman Published by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins

2000
Winner:
Monster
, by Walter Dean Myers Published by Amistad

Honor Books:
Skellig
, by David Almond Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House
Speak
,
by Laurie Halse Anderson Published by Puffin, an imprint of Penguin Group
Hard Love
,
by Ellen Wittlinger Published by Simon Pulse, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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