2012 Printz Award Winner and Honor books

This year’s winner of the Printz Award is Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley. Seventeen-year-old Cullen's summer in Lily, Arkansas, is marked by his cousin's death by overdose, an alleged spotting of a woodpecker thought to be extinct, failed romances, and his younger brother's sudden disappearance.

The 2012 Printz Honor Books are Why We Broke Up, The Returning, Jasper Jones, and Scorpio Races.


Am I the only one who thinks this year's Printz committee is the best Printz committee in the history of the Printz committee?

You're not the only one. I listened to the award announcements yesterday live. The roar of approval was loud and long. Kudos to Erin and her committee!