Monday, January 10, 2011

It's Book Award Day! -- Part 2

It's all so exciting -- the waiting has ended!!! This morning, winners of the 2011 Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, and many other book and media awards were announced at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.

Below is a list of some of the winners. For a complete list, visit the American Library Association's Youth Media Awards press release.

John Newbery Medal:
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Newbery Honors:
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Randolph Caldecott Medal
A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead

Caldecott Honors:
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill
Interrupting Chicken, written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein

Coretta Scott King Author Award
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Coretta Scott King Author Honors:
Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri, illustrated by Randy DuBurke

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor:
Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix, illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, written by Gary Golio

Robert F. Sibert Medal
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot by Sy Montgomery

Sibert Honor Books:
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan, illustrated by Brian Floca
Lafayette and the American Revolution by Russell Freedman

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Tony Fucile

Geisel Honor Books:
Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin
We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems

What do YOU think of the winning titles? Were any of your favorites chosen?

Congratulations to the winning authors and illustrators!


Erica said...

I really love 'A Sick Day for Amos McGee'!!! I'm excited about the win :)

Kris said...

I am too, Erica! It received great comments and made it to the final vote in our Mock Caldecott program on Saturday. Great book!