I’ve read a few Printz Award books now and at least 3 have become some of my very favourite books so I have decided to work my way through the ones that have captured my interest. There’s 34 on the list here but no set goal as to how many I have to read.


The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.


Printz List


2011 Winner

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi*

2011 Honor Books

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King*

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick*

Nothing by Janne Teller*


2010 Winner

Going Bovine by Libba Bray*

2010 Honor Books

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey*

Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 by John Barnes*


2009 Winner

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta**

2009 Honor Books

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart**


2008 Honor Books

Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins*


2007 Winner

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang*

2007 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*

2006 Honor Books

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak*

A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson*


2005 Winner

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff*

2005 Honor Books

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel*


2004 Winner

The First Part Last by Angela Johnson*

2004 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 Honor Books

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer*

My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr*


2002 Winner

A Step from Heaven by An Na*

2002 Honor Books

The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson*

Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art by Jan Greenberg*

True Believer by Virginia Euwer Wolff*


2001 Honor Books

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*

2000 Honor Books

Skellig by David Almond*

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson*


*Books I aim to read

**Books read that I aim to review

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