Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books and media for children and teens. The oldest and best known of the awards are the Caldecott Medal, for the most distinguished American picture book, and the Newbery Medal, given to the author for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The 2012 winners include:
- Dead End In Norvelt (Newbery Medal)
- A Ball For Daisy (Caldecott Medal)
Please visit the ALA Book Awards page in infosoup to view the other 2012 children's and teen award winners.