Friday, January 14, 2011

Buzzing about the Awards!

There were definitely a few surprises when the Youth Media Awards were announced earlier this week at the ALA Mid-Winter Meeting but also some very, very exciting news out there.... especially if you happen to be an almost unheard of first time John Newbery Medal Award winner!
Here are a few of the awards I was most interested in but you can check out the entire list here.

The big surprise John Newbery Medal Award winner:
Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
And the John Newbery Medal Honor Awards:
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman and Illustrated by Rick Allen
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

The Randolph Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott medal is awarded for the most distinguished American picture book for children.
The winner:
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Caldecott honors were awarded to:
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Bryan Collier
Interrupting Chicken written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein

1 comment:

  1. Super excited for my copy of Moon Over Manifest to arrive at my local public library. While I was sad that Out of My Mind didn't receive any recognition, it is really exciting that the two biggest awards went to a debut illustrator (Erin Stead) and debut author (Clare Vanderpool). Have you seen her site btw...very down to earth person! Here's a link: Look forward to see what else she produces.