[bksvol-discuss] Re: Kidsreads.com Newsletter - 2010 ALA Youth Media Awards

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Awards


  The Winning Books Have Been Announced!
  I had the pleasure of being in Boston this Monday when the American Library 
Association (ALA) announced their winners of some of the biggest book awards of 
the year. Now I am sure you all have clapped about a lot of things --- your 
favorite movie, game, or music performance. Well, this morning all the clapping 
--- and cheering --- was about BOOKS! And trust me, the crowd was really 
excited. I found myself yelling very loudly when the books I knew were 
announced. As booklovers, you would have been doing the same thing. 
  What also made me smile was when I recognized so many of the books that won. 
The voting for these awards is SUPER secret, so it's VERY exciting when the 
titles and authors are announced.
  Read on for all the winners, and share this with your teachers, school 
librarians and local librarians. And then check out these books if you have not 
already.
  Enjoy...clap clap clap! (I want to hear you clapping here in New York!)
  Carol Fitzgerald for Kidsreads.com
  The John Newbery Medal 
   
  The John Newbery Medal honors the author of the year's most outstanding 
contribution to children's literature. Presented every year since 1922, the 
Medal is named for 18th-century British bookseller John Newbery. Henrik Van 
Loon won the first Newbery Medal in 1922 for THE STORY OF MANKIND. Receiving 
the Newbery Medal virtually guarantees that the winning book will remain in 
print and on library and bookstore shelves for years to come.
  -This year's winner of the John Newbery Medal is WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca 
Stead.
  -Four Newbery Honor Books were named: CLAUDETTE COLVIN: Twice Toward Justice 
by Phillip Hoose, THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline Kelly, THE 
MOSTLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF HOMER P. FIGG by Rodman Philbrick, and WHERE THE 
MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace Lin.
  The Randolph Caldecott Medal 
   
  The Randolph Caldecott Medal honors the illustrator of the year's most 
distinguished American picture book for children. Presented every year since 
1938, the medal is named for Randolph Caldecott, a 19th-century English 
illustrator known for the action, vitality and humor of his picture books. 
Receiving the Caldecott Medal virtually guarantees that the winning book will 
remain in print and on library and bookstore shelves for years to come.
  -This year's winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal is THE LION AND THE MOUSE 
illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
  -Two Caledecott Honor Books were named: ALL THE WORLD written by Liz Garton 
Scanlon and illustrated by Marla Frazee, and RED SINGS FROM TREETOPS: A Year in 
Colors written by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski.
  The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal 
   
  The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal was awarded for the first time 
in 2001 to Marc Aronson for SIR WALTER RALEIGH AND THE QUEST FOR EL DORADO. It 
is given to honor the authors, illustrators and/or photographers of the most 
distinguished informational book published for children in the preceding year. 
Informational books are defined as those written and illustrated to present, 
organize and interpret documentable factual material. The award is named in 
honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound 
Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois.
  -This year's winner of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is 
ALMOST ASTRONAUTS: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone.
  -Three Robert F. Sibert Honor Books were named: CLAUDETTE COLVIN: Twice 
Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose, THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS: The True Story of Bob 
and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors written by Chris Barton and 
illustrated by Tony Persiani, and MOONSHOT: The Flight of Apollo 11 written and 
illustrated by Brian Floca.
  The Coretta Scott King Awards 
  The Coretta Scott King Awards honor African American authors and illustrators 
of outstanding books for children and young adults that demonstrate sensitivity 
to "the African American experience via literature and illustration." The books 
--- fiction or nonfiction --- must have been published in the year prior to the 
award.
  -This year's winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award is Vaunda Micheaux 
Nelson, author of BAD NEWS FOR OUTLAWS: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, 
Deputy U.S. Marshal, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.
  -One Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book was named: MARE'S WAR by Tanita S. 
Davis. 
  -This year's winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award is Charles R. 
Smith Jr., author of MY PEOPLE, written by Langston Hughes. 
  -One Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book was named: THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF 
RIVERS written by Langston Hughes and illustrated by E.B. Lewis. 
  -The winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Author Talent Award is 
Kekla Magoon, author of THE ROCK AND THE RIVER.
  The Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement 
   
  The Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement is 
named in memory of distinguished and beloved children’s author Virginia 
Hamilton. The award is presented annually and will be presented in even years 
(i.e. 2010, 2012, 2014…) to an African American author, illustrator or 
author/illustrator for a body of his or her published books for children and/or 
young adults who has made a significant and lasting literary contribution. 
  In alternate years (i.e. 2011, 2013, 2015…), the award will honor a 
practitioner for substantial contributions through active engagement with youth 
using award-winning African American literature for children and/or young 
adults, via implementation of reading and reading-related activities/programs. 
  Walter Dean Myers is the winner of the first Coretta Scott King-Virginia 
Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. Myers has redefined the image of 
African American youth. His body of work is chiefly fiction and also includes 
biography, poetry, history and memoir. The community of Harlem and ongoing 
dialogues with today’s youth serve as his muse. He writes authentically in the 
voice of young people. He is best known for creating vivid, unflinching stories 
that speak candidly of the lives of teens. For four decades, his characters 
have wrestled with life-changing decisions (SCORPIONS), romance (AMIRI & 
ODETTE), family relationships (SOMEWHERE IN THE DARKNESS and MOTOWN AND DIDI) 
and friendships (MOJO AND THE RUSSIANS). While his stories often incorporate 
humor, music, sports and adventure, they also address challenging themes such 
as incarceration (MONSTER) and war (FALLEN ANGELS and SUNRISE OVER FALLUJAH).
  The Schneider Family Book Award 
  The Schneider Family Book Award is donated by Dr. Katherine Schneider, and 
honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression 
of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. Three annual 
awards are presented for the best Teen, Middle School and Children’s Book.
  -This year's winner of the Schneider Family Children's Book Award is DJANGO 
by Bonnie Christensen.
  -This year's winner of the Schneider Family Middle School Book Award is 
ANYTHING BUT TYPICAL by Nora Raleigh Baskin.
  -This year's winner of the Schneider Family Teen Book Award is MARCELO IN THE 
REAL WORLD by Francisco X. Stork.
  The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award 
   
  The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is presented annually to both the author(s) 
and illustrator(s) of an outstanding book for beginning readers published in 
the past calendar year. The winning author(s) and illustrator(s) must 
demonstrate great creativity to engage children in reading. The first Theodor 
Seuss Geisel Award was presented in 2006 to author Cynthia Rylant and 
illustrator Suçie Stevenson for HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE GREAT GRANDPAS.
  -This year's winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is BENNY AND PENNY IN 
THE BIG NO-NO! written and illustrated by Geoffrey Hayes.
  -Four Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Books were named: I SPY FLY GUY! written and 
illustrated by Tedd Arnold, LITTLE MOUSE GETS READY written and illustrated by 
Jeff Smith, MOUSE AND MOLE, FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS written and illustrated by 
Wong Herbert Yee, and PEARL AND WAGNER: ONE FUNNY DAY written by Kate McMullan 
and illustrated by R. W. Alley.
  The Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production

  The Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production is presented to the 
producer of the best audiobook produced for youth available in English in the 
United States. The first Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production 
was given in January 2008. Honor titles may also be selected. The award is 
jointly administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) 
and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), divisions of ALA, and 
is sponsored by Booklist magazine.
  -This year's winner of the Odyssey Award is LOUISE, THE ADVENTURES OF A 
CHICKEN written by Kate DiCamillo and narrated by Barbara Rosenblat.
  -Three Odyssey Honor Books were named: IN THE BELLY OF THE BLOODHOUND: Being 
an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber 
written by L.A. Meyer and narrated by Katherine Kellgren, PEACE, LOCOMOTION 
written by Jacqueline Woodson and narrated by Dion Graham, and WE ARE THE SHIP: 
The Story of Negro League Baseball written by Kadir Nelson and narrated by Dion 
Graham.



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