Printz Award Winners and Honor Books

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.
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90 books · 1,001 voters · list created August 5th, 2008 by Summer (votes) .
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Summer 1169 books
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Tara 853 books
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Sarah 2323 books
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Joe 1602 books
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Joshua 2072 books
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Meghan 1169 books
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message 1: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Stargirl will rock your socks!!!


message 2: by elissa (last edited Jun 09, 2009 08:58AM) (new)

elissa Elizabeth~I completely agree that STARGIRL's a great book, but it wasn't a Printz or Printz Honor book, so it doesn't belong on this list.

All~Many, many of these books will rock your socks!!


Devan, Sarcasm Expert I totally agree about The Book Thief one of the best books I have ever read. Amazing!


message 4: by Andy (new)

Andy The Book Thief deserves to be one of the best. It is very well written and one of the most heart breaking and heart warming stories ever told.


message 5: by David (new)

David One of the books from this year is missing from this list. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler.


message 6: by elissa (new)

elissa I had added the other books from this year, and have no idea how I missed that one. Thanks for pointing it out!


message 7: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Added the 2013 books.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

these books did not receive the Printz Award. So removed.
1.The Fault in Our Stars(16 votes)
2.Divergent(4 votes)
3.Everybody Sees the Ants(3 votes)
4.Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone(2 votes)
5.The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie(2 votes)
6.King Dork(1 votes)


message 9: by elissa (new)

elissa I added the 2014 books.


message 10: by Mr. Prince (new)

Mr. Prince Neither Fangirl nor It's Kind of a Funny Story won Printz Medals/Honors.


message 11: by elissa (new)

elissa Not sure why people are adding books that haven't been Printz medal winners or honors. It's Kind of A Funny Story has 3 votes and Fangirl has one. I'll take them both off!


message 12: by Mr. Prince (new)

Mr. Prince People can be such idiots. They just put up books they like with no regard to the criteria.

The Newbery lists are insane, too.


message 13: by Julie (new)

Julie Removing some of the books that absolutely did not win the Printz awards like Divergent etc.


message 14: by elissa (new)

elissa I just added the 2015 award-winner and the 4 honor titles. I'm excited to have read 2 of them already. :)


message 15: by elissa (last edited Feb 07, 2015 12:03PM) (new)

elissa A Monster Calls won lots of prizes the year it came out, but was not a Printz honor, so I'm removing that one. Same with Incarceron, Knife of Never Letting Go, and The Night Gardener. Please don't add any books to this list, except when the awards are announced each year! This is NOT a list for books which you WISH won Printz awards, but only for books with actually DID WIN Printz awards! :) Thank you!!


message 16: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell 2014
Winner: Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
Honor Books: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell; Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal; MAGGOT MOON by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Julian Crouch; Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

2013
Winner: In Darkness by Nick Lake
Honor Books: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz; Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein; Dodger by Terry Pratchett; The White Bicycle by Beverley Brenna

2012
Winner: Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Honor Books: Why We Broke Up, written by Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman; The Returning, written by Christine Hinwood; Jasper Jones, written by Craig Silvey; The Scorpio Races, written by Maggie Stiefvater

2011
Winner: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Honor Books: Stolen by Lucy Christopher, Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King, Revolver written by Marcus Sedgwick, Nothing written by Janne Teller

2010
Winner: Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Honor Books: Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Punkzilla by Adam Rapp
Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes

2009
Winner: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Honor Books: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 2: The Kingdom on the Waves by M. T. Anderson
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Nation by Terry Pratchett
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

2008
Winner: The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
Honor Books: Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet by Elizabeth Knox
One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke
Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill

2007
Winner: American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang
Honor Books: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; v. 1: The Pox Party, by M.T. Anderson
An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green
Surrender, by Sonya Hartnett
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

2006
Winner: Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Honor Books: Black Juice , by Margo Lanagan
I Am the Messenger , by Markus Zusak
John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth, a Photographic Biography, by Elizabeth Partridge
A Wreath for Emmett Till, by Marilyn Nelson

2005
Winner: how i live now, by Meg Rosoff
Honor Books:
Airborn, by Kenneth Oppel
Chanda’s Secrets, by Allan Stratton
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, by Gary D. Schmidt

2004:
Winner: The First Part Last, by Angela Johnson
Honor Books:
A Northern Light, by Jennifer Donnelly
Keesha’s House, by Helen Frost
Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L. Going
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler

2003
Winner: Postcards from No Man’s Land, by Aidan Chambers
Honor Books:
The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer
My Heartbeat, by Garret Freymann-Weyr
Hole in My Life, by Jack Gantos

2002
Winner: A Step From Heaven, by An Na
Honor Books:
The Ropemaker, by Peter Dickinson
Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art, by Jan Greenberg Abrams
Freewill, by Chris Lynch
True Believer, by Virginia Euwer Wolff

2001
Winner: Kit’s Wilderness, by David Almond
Honor Books:
Many Stones, by Carolyn Coman
The Body of Christopher Creed, by Carol Plum-Ucci
Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, by Louise Rennison
Stuck in Neutral, by Terry Trueman

2000
Winner: Monster, by Walter Dean Myers
Honor Books:
Skellig, by David Almond
Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Hard Love, by Ellen Wittlinger


message 17: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults: “I’ll Give You the Sun,” written by Jandy Nelson (Dial Books)

4 Printz honor books also were named: “And We Stay,” by Jenny Hubbard (Delacorte Press); “The Carnival at Bray,” by Jessie Ann Foley (Elephant Rock Books); “Grasshopper Jungle,” by Andrew Smith (Dutton Books); “This One Summer,” written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (First Second)


message 18: by elissa (last edited Jan 11, 2016 08:36AM) (new)

elissa Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
“Bone Gap,” written by Laura Ruby, is the 2016 Printz Award winner. The book is published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Two Printz Honor Books also were named: “Out of Darkness,” by Ashley Hope Pérez and published by Carolrhoda Lab™, an imprint of Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, and “The Ghosts of Heaven,” by Marcus Sedgwick and published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.


message 19: by elissa (new)

elissa Bone Gap is one of my favorite books of 2015. Yay Printz committee! :)


message 20: by elissa (new)

elissa Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
“March: Book Three,” created by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, is the 2017 Printz Award winner. The book is published by Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing.

Four Printz Honor Books also were named: “Asking for It,” by Louise O’Neill and published by Quercus, a Hachette Company; “The Passion of Dolssa,” by Julie Berry and published by Viking Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers; “Scythe,” by Neal Shusterman and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Publishing; and “The Sun Is Also a Star,” by Nicola Yoon and published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House.


message 21: by elissa (new)

elissa Passion of Dolssa is one of my favorite books of 2016. Yay again Printz committee!! :)


message 22: by elissa (new)

elissa 2018 Award (We Are Okay) and Honors (THUG, Long Way Down, Strange the Dreamer, and Vincent & Theo) added.


message 23: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell https://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...

"We Are Okay," written by Nina LaCour, is the 2018 Printz Award winner. The book is published by Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.

Four Printz Honor Books also were named: "The Hate U Give," written by Angie Thomas and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; "Long Way Down," written by Jason Reynolds and published by Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing; "Strange the Dreamer," written by Laini Taylor and published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group and "Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers," written by Deborah Heiligman and published by Godwin Books/Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.


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