Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Poll results

My poll results don't have the shock value of the New Hampshire primaries, but they always surprise me, nonetheless. Here are the results of my Printz award poll (the original post is here).

Question: What are your favorite Printz winners and honor books?


1st place (10 votes)

  • 2007 honor: An Abundance of Katherines

2nd place (7 votes each)

  • 2007 winner: American Born Chinese
  • 2007 honor: The Book Thief
  • 2006 winner: Looking for Alaska
  • 2004 honor: A Northern Light
  • 2000 honor: Speak

3rd place (6 votes each)

  • 2007 honor: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing
  • 2005 winner: how i live now
  • 2004 honor: The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

4th place (5 votes)

  • 2003 honor: The House of the Scorpion

5th place (4 votes each)

  • 2005 honor: Airborn
  • 2000 winner: Monster

6th place (3 votes each)

  • 2005 honor: Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
  • 2002 honor: True Believer
  • 2001 honor: Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging
  • 2000 honor: Hard Love

7th place (2 votes each)

  • 2004 winner: The First Part Last
  • 2004 honor: Fat Kid Rules the World
  • 2003 winner: Postcards from No Man’s Land
  • 2003 honor: My Heartbeat
  • 2003 honor: Hole in My Life
  • 2001 winner: Kit’s Wilderness
  • 2000 honor: Skellig

8th place (1 vote each)

  • 2006 honor: I Am the Messenger
  • 2006 honor: John Lennon
  • 2002 honor: The Ropemaker
  • 2001 honor: Many Stones
  • 2001 honor: The Body of Christopher Creed

9th place (0 votes each)

  • 2007 honor: Surrender
  • 2006 honor: Black Juice
  • 2006 honor: A Wreath for Emmett Till
  • 2005 honor: Chanda’s Secrets
  • 2004 honor: Keesha’s House
  • 2002 winner: A Step From Heaven
  • 2002 honor: Heart to Heart
  • 2002 honor: Freewill
  • 2001 honor: Stuck in Neutral
I'm impressed that An Abundance of Katherines won so decisively. It's made me resolve to get me hands on a copy as soon as possible. I heard John Green's acceptance speech for the Printz honor, and the book sounded incredibly cool. I have to give it a try.

On to the next poll...

The new poll question serves to wrap up Wizards Wireless' discussion of American Library Association awards, and asks which ones are your favorites. Forgive the lengthy options... not all the awards are well known, so I thought quick summaries might help.

Incidentally, the poll asking about favorite Newbery medalists is still running. Be sure to vote if you haven't yet. The Giver is currently in the lead, followed by From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler which is in second place. Tied for third are Number the Stars, The Bridge to Terabithia and A Wrinkle in Time.


  1. I'm quite curious s to whether you've got any predictions for this year's Printz. An Abundnace of Katherines, by the way, is a hoot. Loved it.

  2. Mrs. F-B: Hmmm. Good question. I can't really say for sure, but
    the books that keep showing up on the lists are The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd,and The New Policeman by Kate Thompson.