Printz YA Book Award List


The Michael L. Printz Award annually recognizes “the best book for teens, based entirely on its literary merit.” Named after an active member and school librarian of YALSA. Established in 2000.

Shortlist is of 1 winner and 3-4 honorees.
* = Winner

2014: TBA January 27, 2014 during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition.

*In Darkness – Nick Lake
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Saenz
Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein
Dodger – Terry Pratchett
The White Bicycle – Beverley Brenna

*Where Things Come Back – John Corey Whaley
Why We Broke Up – Daniel Handler
The Returning – Christine Hinwood
Jasper Jones – Craig Silvey
The Scorpio Races – Maggie Stiefvater

*Ship Breaker – Palo Bacigalupi
Stolen – Lucy Christopher
Please Ignore Vera Dietz – A.S. King
Revolver– Marcus Sedgwick
Nothing – Janne Teller

*Going Bovine – Libba Bray
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith – Deborah Heiligman
The Monstrumologist – Rick Yancy
Punkzilla – Adam Rapp
Tales of the Madman Underground: A Historical Romance, 1973 – John Barnes

*Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta
The Kingdom on the Waves (Octavian Nothing, Vol II) – M.T. Anderson
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks – E. Lockhart
Nation – Terry Pratchett
Tender Morsels – Margo Lanagan

*The White Darkness – Geraldine McCaughrean
Dreamquake – Elizabeth Knox
One Whole and Perfect Day – Judith Clarke
Repossessed – A.M. Jenkins
Your Own Sylvia – Stephanie Hemphill

*American Born Chinese – Gene Luen Yang
The Pox Party (Octavian Nothing, Vol I) – M.T. Anderson
An Abundance of Katherines – John Green
Surrender – Sonya Hartnett
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

2006: *Looking for Alaska – John Green
2005: *How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff
2004: *The First Part Last – Angela Johnson
2003: *Postcards from No Man’s Land – Aidan Chambers
2002: *A Step From Heaven – An Na
2001: *Kit’s Wilderness – David Almond
2000: *Monster – Walter Dean Myers


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