Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2011 American Library Association Winners and Honors

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John Newbery Medal Most outstanding contribution to children’s literature

2011 Newbery Medal Winner:
“Moon over Manifest,” written by Clare Vanderpool

2011 Newbery Honor Books:
Turtle in Paradise,” by Jennifer L. Holm
“Heart of a Samurai,” written by Margi Preus
“Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night,” written by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen
“One Crazy Summer,” by Rita Williams-Garcia

Randolph Caldecott Medal Most distinguished American picture book for children
2011 Caldecott Medal Winner:
“A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead

2011 Caldecott Honor Books:
“Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave,” illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill
“Interrupting Chicken,” written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein

Michael L. Printz Award Excellence in literature written for young adults
2011 Printz Award Winner:
“Ship Breaker,” written by Paolo Bacigalupi

2011 Printz Honor Books:
“Stolen,” by Lucy Christopher
“Please Ignore Vera Dietz,” by A.S. King
“Revolver,” by Marcus Sedgwick
“Nothing,” by Janne Teller

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award Recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults

2011 King Author Book Winner:
“One Crazy Summer,” written by Rita Williams-Garcia

2011 King Author Honor Book:
“Lockdown,” by Walter Dean Myers
“Ninth Ward,” by Jewell Parker Rhodes
“Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty,” written by G. Neri, illustrated by Randy DuBurke

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award
2011 King Illustrator Book Winner:
“Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave,” illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill

2011 King Illustrator Honor Book:
“Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix,” illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, written by Gary Golio Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award
2011 Steptoe New Talent Author Winner:
“Zora and Me,” written by Victoria Bond and T. R. Simon

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award
2011 Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Winner:
“Seeds of Change,” illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler

Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement This award pays tribute to the quality and magnitude of beloved children’s author Virginia Hamilton

2011 Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement Winner:
Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith

Pura Belpré (Illustrator) AwardHonoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience

2011 Belpré Illustrator Award Winner:
“Grandma’s Gift,” illustrated and written by Eric Velasquez 2011 Belpré Illustrator Honor Books:
“Fiesta Babies,” illustrated by Amy Córdova, written by Carmen Tafolla
“Me, Frida,” illustrated by David Diaz, written by Amy Novesky
“Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin,” illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh

Pura Belpré (Author) Award 
2011 Belpré Author Award Winner:
“The Dreamer,” written by Pam Muñoz Ryan
2011 Belpré Author Honor Books:
¡Olé! Flamenco,” written and illustrated by George Ancona
“The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette’s Journey to Cuba,” written by Margarita Engle
“90 Miles to Havana,” written by Enrique Flores-Galbis

Schneider Family Book Award Books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience

Schneider Family Book Award, Best Young Children’s (Ages 0-10):
“The Pirate of Kindergarten,” written by George Ella Lyon, illustrated by Lynne Avril

Schneider Family Book Award, Middle Grades (Ages 11-13):
“After Ever After,” written by Jordan Sonnenblic

Schneider Family Book Award, Teen (Ages 13-18):
“Five Flavors of Dumb,” written by Antony John

William C. Morris Award
Honors a book written by a first-time author for young adults

2011 Morris Award Winner “The Freak Observer,” written by Blythe Woolston

2011 Morris Award Finalists
“Hush,” by Eishes Chayil
“Guardian of the Dead,” by Karen Healey
“Hold Me Closer, Necromancer,” by Lish McBride
“Crossing the Tracks,” by Barbara Stuber

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Most distinguished beginning reader book
2011 Geisel Award Winner:
“Bink and Gollie,” written by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee and illustrated by Tony Fucile

2011 Geisel Honor Books:
“Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!” written and illustrated by Grace Lin
“We Are in a Book!” written and illustrated by Mo Willems

Margaret A. Edwards Award Lifetime achievement in writing for young adults

2011 Edwards Award Winner:
Sir Terry Pratchett

Robert F. Sibert Medal Most distinguished informational book for children
2011 Sibert Award Winner:
“Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot,” written by Sy Montgomery,

2011 Sibert Honor Books:
“Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring,” written by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, illustrated by Brian Floca
“Lafayette and the American Revolution,” written by Russell Freedman

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award 
2011 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award:
“Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing,” written by Ann Angel

2011 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalists
“They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group,” by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
“Spies of Mississippi:  The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement,” by Rick Bowers
“The Dark Game: True Spy Stories,” by Paul Janeczko
“Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates,” by Jill Rubalcaba and Peter Robertshaw

Mildred L. Batchelder Award Outstanding children’s book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States

2011 Batchelder Award Winner;
“A Time of Miracles, originally published in French in 2009 as “Le Temps des Miracles,” written by Anne-Laure Bondoux and translated by Y. Maudet,

2011 Batchelder Honor Books:
“Departure Time,” written by Truus Matti and translated by Nancy Forest-Flier
“Nothing,” written by Janne Teller and translated by Martin Aitken

Alex Awards The 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences

“The Reapers Are the Angels: A Novel,” by Alden Bell
“The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel,” by Aimee Bender
“The House of Tomorrow,” by Peter Bognanni
“Room: A Novel,” by Emma Donoghue
“The Vanishing of Katharina Linden: A Novel,” by Helen Grant
“The Radleys,” by Matt Haig
“The Lock Artist,” by Steve Hamilton
“Girl in Translation,” by Jean Kwok
“Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard,” by Liz Murray
“The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To,” by DC Pierson

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