...Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool. There were 4 Honor books, Dark Emperor (I like this book, but the pictures were VERY important) , Heart of A Samurai (haven't read), One Crazy Summer (LOVE and Yippee about the Scott King Award) and Turtle in Paradise (liked but did not love).
From all the reading, talking, twittering and blogging I did I would say the winner was a surprise. I haven't read Moon Over Manifest yet. My mom tried to buy it for me today, but all the local bookstores didn't carry it. Barnes and Noble said they had just sent all their copies back, I guess they will be re-ordering now. I placed an online order and look forward to seeing what I think. I was a little disappointed that Keeper and Mockingbird didn't get any recognition today and that One Crazy Summer didn't take the TOP prize but, it doesn't change how much I LOVE those books. I got to see the awards live via Internet after my doctors appointment this morning (thanks Mom). The anticipation was really exciting, I can't even imagine what it is like for an author or to be at Midwinter. I have got to get a job where I can go to midwinter every year!
I was also a little bummed about Out of My Mind not being the Schneider pick but, that may be because that book meant SO much to me personally.