Monday, 10 January 2011

Caldecott & Newbery Awards - 2011 Winners


To start with something exciting after the blog pause, I have waited until today because: about a couple of hours ago, on  ALA (American Library Association) website, the winners of the prestigious Caldecott Medal and Newbery Medal for 2011 regarding the books published in the States in 2010, have been published. Here they are!

Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book

A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Philip C. Stead, illustrarted by Erin E. Stead, A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing, May 2010. I had shortly told you about this book here, whilst you can find a wonderful post by Jules, at 7Imp, right here.

The two books that have received the Caldecott Honor Books are:

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, written by Laban Carrick Hill, illustrated by Bryan Collier, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc., September 2010.


Interrupting Chicken, written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein, published by Candlewick Press, August 2010.

Let's now passo on to the

John Newbery Medal for the outstanding contribution to children's literature, that has been assigned to

Moon over Manifest, written by Clare Vanderpool, published by Delacorte Press, a division of Random House, Inc., October 2010.

As for the Newbery Honor Books, there are four this year:

Turtle in Paradise, by Jennifer L. Holm, published by Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc., May 2010.

Heart of a Samurai, written by Margi Preus, published by Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, August 2010.

Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, written by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen, published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, September 2010.

One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia, published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, January 2010.

Should you wish to read the complete list of the winners, you can find complete information here.

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