I have just received an email from Amazon that I thought would be a fantastic post for GatheringBooks. The recipients for the major children’s book awards have just been announced.
For the 2011 Caldecott Medal, the winner is A Sick Day for Amos McGee written by Philip Stead and illustrated by Erin Stead.
Here are the other Caldecott 2011 Honors:
The 2011 Newbery Winner is Clare Vanderpool’s Moon Over Manifest.
And here are the other Newbery Honor medalists for 2011:
The 2011 Coretta Scott King Award Author Winner is One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.
Truth be told, I am not as familiar with Coretta Scott King Award winning books as much as the Newbery and Caldecott Honor ones, but I vow to remedy that this 2011. Other Coretta Scott King Award honors for 2011 include:
Illustrator Winner goes again to Dave the Potter‘s Bryan Collier (I should borrow this book from our libraries). Another Coretta Scott King Award honor goes to:
The 2011 Michael J. Printz Award Winner goes to Paolo Bacigapuli’s Ship Breaker.
Other Michael J. Printz Award Honors go to the following:
What joy it would be to have the opportunity to read all these books and feature all of them on our website. Perhaps our next bimonthly special would look into these award-winning books. Congratulations to all the winners!