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

  • From: "Jamie Yates, CPhT" <mirxtech@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 13:34:20 -0500

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
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
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.
-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
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
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
While his stories often incorporate humor, music, sports and adventure, they
also address challenging themes such as incarceration (MONSTER) and war
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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