Monday, January 10, 2011

Book Awards

This year's Caldecott and Newbery Award and Honors books were announced today!

This year's Newbery for children's book writing went to "Moon Over Manifest," written by Clare Vanderpool, published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

The Caldecott for excellence in children's illustration went to "A Sick Day for Amos McGee" illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead, a Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing.

Another highlight of this year's awards was the Wilder Award, named for Laura Ingalls Wilder, which is awarded to a children's "author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children". This year's honoree was Tomie DePaola, one of my favorite children's authors. If you aren't familiar with his work one of my personal favorites is  the Big Book of Favorite Legends, which includes The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush.

Check out the complete list of American Library Association - Association of Library Services to Children honored books and media for this year here.

1 comment:

  1. I was really happy to see Tomie dePaola honored with the Laura Ingalls Wilder award. His body of work is just amazing, and it's very well deserved.

    I was totally thrown by Moon Over Manifest! I've never even heard of it. Luckily, I got in early for the waiting list at my library.