Announced this week:
The 2007 Newbery Medal winner is "The Higher Power of Lucky" written by Susan Patron, and illustrated by Matt Phelan. Newbery Honor books are "Rules" by Cynthia Lloyd, "Hattie Big Sky" by Kirby Larson, and "Penny from Heaven" by Jennifer L. Holm. (Middle school and up.)
Gene Luen Yang has won the 2007 Michael L. Printz Award for his graphic novel “American Born Chinese.” Printz Honor books include "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation; v. 1: The Pox Party" M.T. Anderson, "An Abundance of Katherines" by John Green, "Surrender" by Sonya Hartnett, "The Book Thief" by Marcus Zusak. (Young Adult, 15 and up.)
I LOVED "Book Thief", but not everyone will. Looks like my reading list has just expanded as that's the only one of these I've read. For more information visit the American Library Association, Newbery Awards and Printz Awards.