WATCH THIS SPACE! 2011 Newbery and Caldecott Awards Announced Today
The American Library Association, in its midwinter conference in San Diego (where it doesn't snow!), will be assembling at 11:45 EST (7:45 PST) to announce their 2011 Youth Media Awards, including their prestigious Newbery and Caldecott Awards, given to an author and illustrator respectively, as well as their other annual awards, including the Coretta Scott King Awards and the Theodore Seuss Geisel Awards.
I'll be online and live-blogging the results as they are available today.
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
WILLIAM C. MORRIS DEBUT YA AWARD: The Freak Observer (Carolrhoda YA) by Blythe Woolston.
BATCHELDER AWARD FOR THE MOST OUTSTANDING CHILDREN'S BOOK IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION: A Time of Miracles by Anne-Laure Bondoux.
MICHAEL L. PRINTZ AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi.
MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR BOOKS: Stolen by Lucy Christopher; Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King; Revolver by Marcus Sedgewick; and NothingNothing by Janne Teller.
PURA BELPRE' ILLUSTRATOR'S AWARD FOR LATINO LITERATURE: Grandma's Gift by Eric Velasquez,\.
PURA BELPRE' AUTHOR'S AWARD FOR LATINO LITERATURE: The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan.
CORETTA SCOTT KING AUTHOR AWARD FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.
CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATOR AWARD FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE: Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Bryan Collier.
CSK/JOHN STEPTOE NEW TALENT AUTHOR'S AWARD: Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T. R. Simon.
CSK/JOHN STEPTOE NEW TALENT ILLUSTRATOR'S AWARD: Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World by Sonia Lynn Sadler.
ROBERT A. SIBERT AWARD FOR MOST DISTINGUISED INFORMATIONAL BOOK FOR CHILDREN: Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot (Scientists in the Field Series) by Sy Montgomery.
ROBERT A. SIBERT HONOR BOOKS: Almost Perfect by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, and Lafayette and the American Revolution (Russell Freedman's Library of American History) by Russell Freedman.
STONEWALL CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE AWARD: Almost Perfect by Brian Katchner.
LAURA INGALLS WILDER AWARD FOR LASTING CONTRIBUTION TO CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: Tomie de Paola
ODYSSEY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN AUDIOBOOK MEDIA: The True Meaning of Smekday, produced by Listening Library.
CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR VIDEO MEDIA: The Curious Garden produced by Weston Woods.
THEODORE SEUSS GEISEL AWARD FOR BEGINNING READERS: Bink and Gollie (Junior Library Guild Selection (Candlewick Press)) by Kate di Camillo and Alison McGhee.
THEODORE SEUSS GEISEL HONOR BOOKS: Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin and We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems.
CALDECOTT AWARD (ILLUSTRATOR) FOR THE MOST DISTINGUISHED PICTURE BOOK: A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Eric E. Stead
CALDECOTT HONOR BOOKS: Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier, and Interrupting Chicken, illustrated by David Ezra Stein.
NEWBERY AWARD (AUTHOR) FOR THE MOST DISTINGUISHED BOOK FOR CHILDREN: Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool.
NEWBERY HONOR BOOKS: Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman; Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preuss; One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia; and Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm.