I read it! I actually read it!For the first time ever, I think, I had read the Newbery winner! And even blogged about it! See-- right here!
“Moon over Manifest,” written by Clare Vanderpool, is the 2011 Newbery Medal winner. I loved everything about MOON OVER MANIFEST- the story, the characters, the way the book was crafted. I had not, however, seen it mentioned anywhere as a Newbery contender and never occurred to me to suggest it myself.
Newbery Honor Books (have not read any of these yet)
“Turtle in Paradise,” by Jennifer L. Holm
“Heart of a Samurai,” by Margi Preus
“Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night,” written by Joyce Sidman,
“One Crazy Summer,” by Rita Williams-Garcia
“One Crazy Summer,” by Rita Williams-Garcia
Randolph Caldecott Medal
I have read all three of the Caldecott/Caldecott Honor books.
“Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave,” illustrated by Bryan Collier- This was nominated for the CYBILS nonfiction picture books category, so I read it last month. I thought it was a beautiful book, but wasn't sure about the "kid appeal."
“Interrupting Chicken,” written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein- Every year, I buy myself one new picture (OK, sometimes a few more than that) to start the school year. INTERRUPTING CHICKEN was the book I bought this year. I love it!
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults
“One Crazy Summer,” written by Rita Williams-Garcia- I have been trying to get this one in the library for a couple of months now, I may have to go buy it myself.
“Lockdown,” by Walter Dean Myers a
“Ninth Ward,” by Jewell Parker Rhodes
“Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty,” written by G. Neri- I loved this one. I took it to school and it has been making the rounds of sixth grade. The kids love it too, and I have serious doubts as to whether I will ever see it again.
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award recognizing an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults
“Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave,” illustrated by Bryan Collier,
“Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix” - another CYBILS nonfiction picture book nominee
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent (Author) Award
“Zora and Me,” written by Victoria Bond and T. R. Simon, is the 2011 Steptoe author winner. The book is published by Candlewick Press.
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent (Illustrator) Award
“Seeds of Change,” illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler- This was another book we read for the CYBILS. The illustrations are gorgeous.
Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience. I haven't read any of these.
“The Pirate of Kindergarten,” written by George Ella Lyon
“After Ever After,” written by Jordan Sonnenblick
“Five Flavors of Dumb,” written by Antony John- I have heard lots about this one. I want to read it.
Pura Belpré (Author) Award honoring a Latino writer whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience. I haven't read any of these yet.
“The Dreamer,” written by Pam Muñoz Ryan
“¡Olé! Flamenco,” written and illustrated by George Ancona
“The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette’s Journey to Cuba,” written by Margarita Engle
“90 Miles to Havana,” written by Enrique Flores-Galbis
Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award honoring a Latino illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience
“Grandma’s Gift,” illustrated and written by Eric Velasquez
Fiesta Babies,” illustrated by Amy Córdova, written by Carmen Tafolla
“Me, Frida,” illustrated by David Diaz
“Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin,”
Robert F. Sibert Medal for most distinguished informational book for children
“Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot,” written by Sy Montgomery
Sibert Honor Book “Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring,” written by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, illustrated by Brian Floca- Another CYBILS nominee
“Lafayette and the American Revolution,” written by Russell Freedman and published by Holiday House.
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book
“Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!” written and illustrated by Grace Lin- I have read this one, but I didn't blog about it.
“We Are in a Book!” written and illustrated by Mo Willems- I love, love, love, love this series. THERE IS A BIRD ON MY HEAD is still my favorite though.
William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens
“The Freak Observer,” written by Blythe Woolston (I want to read this. Blythe is a Poetry Friday contributor and I have looked at this book several times on her website. It looks great.
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults during a November 1 – October 31 publishing year.
“Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing,” written by Ann Angel, is the 2011 Excellence winner.