The Michael L. Printz Award

Michael Printz Award

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. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.

2014 Winner

Mid Winter Blood
MidWinter Blood 

by: Marcus Sedgwich

2014 Printz Honor Books
Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park

by: Rainbow Rowell
Maggot Moon
 Maggot Moon

by: Sally Gardner

Navigating Early
Navigating Early

by: Clare Vanderpool

2013 Winner

In Darkness
In Darkness

by: Nick Lake

2013 Printz Honor Books

by: Terry Pratchett

The White Bicycle
The White Bicycle

by: Beverley Brenna

2012 Winner

Cover forWhere Things Come Back
Where Things Come Back
by: John Corey Whaley

2012 Printz Honor Books
Cover for Why We Broke Up
Why We Broke Up

by: Daniel Handler
Cover for The Returning
The Returning
by: Christine Hinwood
Cover for Jasper Jones
  Jasper Jones

by: Craig Silvey

Cover for The Scorpio Races
The Scorpio Races

by: Maggie Stiefvater

2011 Winner

Ship Breaker
by: Paolo Bacigalupi




2011 Printz Honor Books


by: Amy Efaw


by: Marcus Sedgwick


by: Janne Teller