Award-Winning Picture Books Young Adult (YA) Literature

2011 Children’s Book Award Winners

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.

2011 Caldecott Winner

Here are the other Caldecott 2011 Honors:

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Salve by Laban Carrick Hill and Illustrated by Bryan Collier

The 2011 Newbery Winner is Clare Vanderpool’s Moon Over Manifest.

2011 Newbery Honor Winner

And here are the other Newbery Honor medalists for 2011:

Dark Emperor and other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman and Illustrated by Rick Allen
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

The 2011 Coretta Scott King Award Author Winner is One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

2011 Author Winner for the Coretta Scott King Award

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:

Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers

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:

Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow by Gary Golio and Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe

This book looks like a perfect match to our Bob Dylan’s Forever Young post during our Picture Books that Sing Special several months back.

The 2011 Michael J. Printz Award Winner goes to Paolo Bacigapuli’s Ship Breaker.

2011 Michael J. Printz Award Winner


Other Michael J. Printz Award Honors go to the following:

Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King
Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

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!

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

2 comments on “2011 Children’s Book Award Winners

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