Michael L. Printz Award and Honor Books

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  • This is the list of Printz and Honor books that I own.
  • 2000

  • Award Winner:
  • Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  • Honor Books:
  • Skellig by David Almond
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger
  • 2001

  • Award 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
  • 2002

  • Award 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
  • 2003

  • Award Winner:
  • Postcards from No Man’s Lan 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
  • 2004

  • Award 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
  • 2005

  • Award 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 (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin)
  • 2006

  • Award 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
  • 2007

  • Award 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 Katherine by John Green
  • Surrender by Sonya Hartnett
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • 2008

  • Award 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
  • 2009

  • Award 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
  • 2010

  • Award 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
  • 2011

  • Award Winner:
  • Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Honor Books:
  • Stolen by Lucy Christopher
  • Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
  • Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
  • Nothing by Janne Teller
  • 2012

  • Award Winner:
  • Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
  • Honor Books:
  • Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
  • The Returning by Christine Hinwood
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman
  • 2013

  • Award 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
Author Comments: 

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.