ALA Youth Media Awards Announced!

The awards have been announced!  You can find all the details of this year’s winners on the ALA Youth Media Award site.

Many of this year’s winners were featured on Bickering Book Reviews.

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo 

This year’s Printz winner was The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo was featured on our Mock Mondays  and was Sarah’s pick to win the award.

A Heart in the Body in the World by Deb Caletti was awarded Printz Honors.  We featured on our YouTube channel.

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram was awarded the Morris Award.  This book was one of our favorites that we reviewed last year and was on both of our list for Mock Printz Honors.


The Girl Who Drew Butterflies How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman was featured on Mock Mondays and we our both of our lists as a possible Newbery Honors.  The book won the Siebert award for excellence in non-fiction.


The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani was awarded Newbery Honors and was on Sarah’s list for the award.  The Newbery Honor book The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock and the Newbery Medal Winner Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina were highlighted on our Mock Mondays.


The Caldecott Medal winner Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall was featured on out Mock Mondays.


Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal was on Becky’s list for Caldecott Honors and received the award.



Julian Is A Mermaid by Jessica Love was on Becky’s list for Caldecott Honors and was awarded the Stonewall Award.


The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson was on Sarah’s pick for the Newbery Medal and the book was awarded Coretta Scott King Honors for i’s author.

We had so much fun this year trying to find the best in children and teen literature. We are already searching for books for 2020 mocks and will be back next week with our first selction!


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