2011 ALA Award Winners Announced

This morning, the American Library Association announced the 2011 Award winning books.  Among the winners and honor books are the following:

CALDECOTT for best illustrated book for children:

Winner: Sick Day for Amos McGee by Erin Stead

Honor Awards:

Dave the Potter by Bryan Collier

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

NEWBERY for best written book for young people

Winner: Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Honor: Dark Emperor by Joyce Sidman

Honor:Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus

Honor: One Crazy Summer by Rita William Garcia

Honor: Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL AWARD for best beginning reader

Winner: Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee

Honor: Ling and Ting Not Exactly the Same! by Grace Lin

Honor: We Are in a Book by Mo Willems

Robert Sibert Medal for best informational book for young people

Winner: Kakapo Rescue by Sy Montgomery/photos by Nic Bishop

Honor: Ballet for Martha by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

Honor: Lafayette and the American Revolution by Russell Freedman


Illustrated Winner:  Dave the Potter Illustrated by Bryan Collier; written by

Illustrated Honor: Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe

Writing Winner: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Writing Honor: Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers

Writing Honor: Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Writing Honor: Yummy by G. Neri


Best Illustrated Winner: Grandma’s Gift by Eric Velasquez

Honor Illustrated: Fiesta Babies by Amy Cordova

Honor Illustrated: Me Frida Illustrated by David Diaz

Honor Illustrated: Dear Primo Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

Writer Winner: The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan

For more winners, see


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