2010 Award-Winning Children's Books

Newbery Medal

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The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

When You Reach Me
2010 Winner

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

2010 Honors

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
 


Caldecott Medal

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The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

The Lion & the Mouse
2010 Winner

The Lion & the Mouse illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney

2010 Honors

All the World illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon

Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman


 


Coretta Scott King Award

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Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.

The award is designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal
2010 Author Award Winner

Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

2010 Author Award Honor

Mare’s War by tanita s. davis

 

 

 

My People
2010 Illustrator Award Winner

My People illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr., written by Langston Hughes

2010 Illustrator Award Honor

The Negro Speaks of Rivers illustrated by E. B. Lewis, written by Langston Hughes

 

 


 


Pura Belpré Award

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The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate.

Return to Sender
2010 Author Award Winner


Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez

2010 Author Award Honors

Diego: Bigger Than Life by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, illustrated by David Diaz

Federico García Lorca by Georgina Lázaro, illustrated by Enrique S. Moreiro

 

 
 

Book Fiesta
2010 Illustrator Award Winner

Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day; Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros illustrated by Rafael López, written by Pat Mora

2010 Illustrator Award Honor

Diego: Bigger Than Life by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, illustrated by David Diaz

My Abuelita illustrated by Yuyi Morales, written by Tony Johnston

Gracias Thanks illustrated by John Parra, written by Pat Mora

 


Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

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The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!
2010 Winner

Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! written and illustrated by Geoffrey Hayes

2010 Honors

I Spy Fly Guy! written and illustrated by Tedd Arnold

Little Mouse Gets Ready written and illustrated by Jeff Smith

Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends written and illustrated by Wong Herbert Yee

Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day written by Kate McMullan, illustrated by R. W. Alley
 


Robert F. Sibert Medal

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The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) administers the award.

Almost Astronauts
2010 Winner

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone

2010 Honors

The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors written by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tony Persiani

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 written and illustrated by Brian Floca

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

 


Schneider Family Book Awards

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The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The book must portray some aspect of living with a disability or that of a friend or family member, whether the disability is physical, mental or emotional.

Django
2010 Winner: Elementary school age

Django
by Bonnie Christensen

2010 Winner: Middle school age

Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin