The Printz Award is named after Michael L. Printz. Mike was a school librarian, marketing consultant, and a member of the YALSA. He was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. Each year there is an announcement made at the ALA midwinter meeting. It honors one Printz award book, and up to four honor books. To get a Printz award you must have a book that is written for teens and young adults.
- 2014-Midwinter Blood (Sedgwick,Marcus)
- 2013-In Darkness (Lake, Nick)
- 2012-Where Things Come Back (Whaley, John)
- 2011-Ship Breaker (Bacigalupi, Paolo)
- 2010-Going Bovine (Bray, Libba)
- 2009-Jellice Road (Marchetta, Melina)