The winners have been announced!
Award: When You Reach Me (Random) by Rebecca Stead (Juv.S7997w)
Phillip Hoose’s Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice (Farrar, Strauss), which won the National Book Award for young people’s literature for his true story of a teen who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, AL, in 1955, was named one of four Newbery honor books, along with The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Holt) by Jacqueline Kelly, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Little, Brown) by Grace Lin, and The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Scholastic) by Rodman Philbrick.
Award: Jerry Pinkney’s The Lion & the Mouse (Little, Brown) wins the Caldecott Medal.
The two Caldecott Honor Books were: All the World (Beach Lane Bks.) (Juv.811.6.S284a), illustrated by Marla Frazee and written by Liz Garton Scanlon and Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors (Houghton), illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski and written by Joyce Sidman(Juv.811.54 .S568r).
YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction
This year’s youth media awards had two new additions one of which
—the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award, which went to Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith (Holt) by Deborah Heiligman.
Coretta Scott King-Virgina Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement
The other new award-the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, which went to Jersey City local author, Walter Dean Myers, author of Amiri & Odette: A Love Story, Fallen Angels, Sunrise Over Fallujah (all Scholastic), and Monster (HarperCollins).
Coretta Scott King
Award: Youth services librarian Vaunda Micheaux Nelson’s Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal (Juv.920.9.R332n)(Lerner) is winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Book Award, which recognizes an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.
The King Author Honor Book was Mare’s War (Random) by tanita s. davis.
The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award went to My People (Juv.811.52.H893m)(Atheneum), illustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr. and written by Langston Hughes.
The King Illustrator Honor Book was The Negro Speaks of Rivers (Juv.811.52.H893n)(Jump at the Sun), illustrated by E. B. Lewis and written by Langston Hughes.
The Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award winner was The Rock and the River (S & S) by kekla magoon.
Robert F. Siebert Award
The Robert F. Sibert Medal for most distinguished informational book for children went to Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream (Candlewick) by Tanya Lee Stone. The other two Sibert Honor Books were: The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors (Charlesbridge) by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tony Persiani, and Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Richard Jackson/Atheneum Bks) written and illustrated by Brian Floca.
Michael L. Printz
The other surprise was the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults, which went to Going Bovine (Juv.B8275g (Delacorte) by Libba Bray.
Four Printz Honor Books also were named: Heiligman’s Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith, along with The Monstrumologist (S & S) by Rick Yancey, Punkzilla (Candlewick) by Adam Rapp (Juv398.21 .P655Lm), and Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973 (Penguin) by John Barnes.
Schneider Award Winner
Marcelo in the Real World (Scholastic) by Francisco X. Stork, took home a Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience. Other Schneider award winners were Django (Roaring Brook) written and illustrated by Bonnie Christensen and Anything but Typical (S & S) by Nora Raleigh Baskin.
Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day; Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros (HarperCollins), illustrated by Rafael López and written by Pat Mora.
Belpré Illustrator Honor Books
Diego: Bigger Than Life (Marshall Cavendish), illustrated by David Diaz, written by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand.
My Abuelita (Harcourt) illustrated by Yuyi Morales, written by Tony Johnston (Juv.J73m).
Gracias Thanks,(Lee & Low), illustrated by John Parra, written by Pat Mora (Juv. M83g).
Pura Belpré (Author) Award
Return to Sender (Knopf) by Julia Alvarez
Belpré Author Honor Books
Diego: Bigger Than Life
Federico García Lorca (Lectorum) by Georgina Lázaro, illustrated by Enrique S. Moreiro.
William C. Morris Award honors a book written by a first-time author for young adults Flash Burnout (Houghton) by L.K. Madigan.
Odyssey Award for excellence in audiobook production
Live Oak Media, producer of the audiobook Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo and narrated by Barbara Rosenblat.
Odyssey Honor Audiobooks
In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber, produced by Listen & Live Audio, Inc., written by L. A. Meyer and narrated by Katherine Kellgren;
Peace, Locomotion, produced by Brilliance Audio, written by Jacqueline Woodson and narrated by Dion Graham
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball” produced by Brilliance Audio, written by Kadir Nelson and narrated by Dion Graham.
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for most distinguished beginning reader book
Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! (TOON) written and illustrated by Geoffrey Hayes.
Geisel Honor Books
I Spy Fly Guy! (Scholastic) written and illustrated by Tedd Arnold
Little Mouse Gets Ready (TOON) written and illustrated by Jeff Smith
Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends (Houghton) written and illustrated by Wong Herbert Yee
Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day (Dial) written by Kate McMullan, illustrated by R. W. Alley.
Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults
Jim Murphy is the 2010 Edwards Award winner. His books include: An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Clarion); Blizzard! The Storm That Changed American; The Great Fire (both Scholastic); The Long Road to Gettysburg ; A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy (both Clarion).
Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video
Paul R. Gagne and Mo Willems of Weston Woods, producers of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!. The video is based on the book of the same name written and illustrated by Willems; it was narrated by Willems and Jon Scieszka with animation by Pete List.
Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children’s book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States
A Faraway Island, originally published in Swedish in 1996 as “En ö i havet,” the book was written by Annika Thor, translated by Linda Schenck, and published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.
Batchelder Honor Books
Big Wolf and Little Wolf, written by Nadine Brun-Cosme, illustrated by Olivier Tallec, translated by Claudia Bedrick and published by Enchanted Lion Books
Eidi, written by Bodil Bredsdorff, translated by Kathryn Mahaffy and published by Farrar Straus Giroux.
Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness, written by Nahoko Uehashi, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, translated by Cathy Hirano and published by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (HarperCollins) by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.
The Bride’s Farewell (Penguin) by Meg Rosoff
Everything Matters! (Penguin) by Ron Currie, Jr.
The Good Soldiers (Farrar, Srauss) by David Finkel.
The Kids Are All Right: A Memoir (Random) by Diana Welch and Liz Welch with Amanda Welch and Dan Welch.
The Magicians (Penguin) by Lev Grossman.
My Abandonment (Harcourt) by Peter Rock
Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel (Hachette) by Gail Carriger.
Stitches: A Memoir (Norton) by David Small
Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (HarperCollins) by Kevin Wilson.
May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award recognizing an author, critic, librarian, historian or teacher of children's literature, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site.
Lois Lowry will deliver the 2011 lecture. The internationally acclaimed author’s career spans more than 30 years. She is a two-time recipient of the Newbery Medal, in 1990 for Number the Stars, set in Denmark during World War II, and in 1994 for the eerily dystopian The Giver (both Houghton).