10 January 2011

Newbery and Caldecott winners announced

The 2011 winner of the John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children is Moon over Manifest, written by Clare Vanderpool and published by Delacorte Press. The Newbery Honor Books (ie, runners-up) are Turtle in Paradise, by Jennifer L Holm; Heart of a Samurai, by Margi Preus; Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, by Joyce Sidman; and One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia.

Amazon and Barnes & Noble both have it, of course.*

The Randolph Caldecott Medal, for the most distinguished American picture book for children, was awarded to A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E Stead, written by Philip C Stead and published by Roaring Brook Press. The Caldecott Honor Books are Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier and written by Laban Carrick Hill, and Interrupting Chicken, written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein.

Amazon and Barnes & Noble both have this one, too.*

(I'll let you do your own searches for the Honor Books.)

The American Library Association (ALA), who give both of the above awards, also announced a few others, including:
The Michael L Printz Award, for excellence in young-adult literature: Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi.

The Coretta Scott King Book Award, recognizing an African-American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults: (author) One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia , and (illustrator) Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier and written by Laban Carrick Hill.

The Pura Belpré Awards, for Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children's books: (author) The Dreamer, by Pam Munoz Ryan, and (illustrator) Grandma's Gift, written and illustrated by Eric Velasquez.

The Margaret A Edwards Award, for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults: Sir Terry Pratchett.

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, for the most distinguished book for beginning readers: Bink and Gollie, written by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee and illustrated by Tony Fucile.

The Robert F Sibert Medal, for the most distinguished informational book for children: Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot," by Sy Montgomery with photographs by Nic Bishop.

The YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award: Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing, by Ann Angel.

The Mildred L Batchelder Award, for the most outstanding children's book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States: A Time of Miracles, originally written in French (as Le Temps des Miracles) written by Anne-Laure Bondoux and translated by Y Maudet.

No ALA press release yet (that I can find, anyway), but PR Newswire has the complete list of awards, winners, and Honor Books here.

* Amazon and B&N links are provided for information. Buying from your local independent bookseller is of course strongly recommended!!

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