2011 Award-Winning Children's Books
Here are the 2011 winners of the American Library Association's children's book awards:
Newbery Medal Home Page
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.
Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
Caldecott Medal Home Page
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.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead
Coretta Scott King Award
Coretta Scott King Award Home Page
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.
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
2011 Author Award Honor
2011 Illustrator Award Winner
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill
2011 Illustrator Award Honor
Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix, illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, written by Gary Golio
Pura Belpré Award
Pura Belpré Award Home Page
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.
2011 Author Award Winner
The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan
2011 Author Award Honors
¡Ole! Flamenco by George Ancona
The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba by Margarita Engle
90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis
Grandma's Gift, illustrated and written by Eric Velasquez
2011 Illustrator Award Honor
Fiesta Babies, illustrated Amy Cordova, 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
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Geisel Award Home Page
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.
Bink and Gollie, written by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGee, illustrated by Tony Fucile
Robert F. Sibert Medal
Robert F. Sibert Medal Home Page
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.
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot by Sy Montgomery, illustrated by Nic Bisho
Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, illustrated by Brian Floca
Lafayette and the American Revolution by Russell Freedman
Schneider Family Book Awards
Schneider Family Book Awards Home Page
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.
2011 Winner: Elementary school age
The Pirate of Kindergarten by George Ella Lyon, illustrated by Lynne Avril
2011 Winner: Middle school age
After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick