Saturday, January 29, 2011

2011 Newbery and Caledecott Awards

Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (ages 9- 12, Delacorte Press, 368 pp.) is the 2011 Newbery Medal winner. Manifest, Kansas, comes to life as plucky protagonist Abilene Tucker investigates a mysterious WWI correspondence The John Newbery Medal is awarded for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature.

The runners-up were: 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, illustrated by Rick Allen.
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead and written by Philip C. Stead (ages 4-8, Roaring Brook Press, 32pp.) is the 2011 Caldecott Medal winner. The unselfish effort that Amos McGee has poured into the care of his zoo friends is lovingly reciprocated by these animals when Amos is feeling under the weather. The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the most distinguished picture book for children.

The runners-up were:
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill,
Interrupting Chicken, written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein, published by Candlewick Press.

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