Congratulations to Clare Vanderpool and Erin E. Stead, the 2011 Newbery and Caldecott winners!
The Caldecott Medal goes to A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Erin Stead, written by Philip Christian Stead
In this heartwarming picture book with a classic feel, zookeeper Amos McGee is nursed back to health by some very unusual visitors! Surprising, funny, and very, very sweet.
The Caldecott Honors books are as follow (and you can find both on Book Clubs this January!):
Dave the Potter by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill
The perfect balance of depth and beauty, this is a rich picture book about an enslaved potter and talented poet living in South Carolina in the 1800’s. You can find Dave the Potter on Voices this January!
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
You will laugh uproariously at this absolute gem of a picture book – without a doubt one of the year’s funniest and most clever read-alouds! You can find Interrupting Chicken on Firefly this January!
The Newbery Medal goes to Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
A true page-turner, this debut novel is a compelling mystery and rich coming-of-age story set during the Great Depression.
The Newbery Honor books are as follows:
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen
Delicious language, rich vocabulary, and interesting science converge on the pages of this beautiful book of poems about nocturnal life.
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
This is a captivating seafaring adventure based on the remarkable true story that took one teenage boy from Japan to America and back again, beginning in 1841.
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
This charming and funny adventure swirls in lively fashion around Turtle, a tough and witty 11 year-old, and the eccentric relatives she meets in Depression-era Key West. Laughs galore!
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
In this truly entertaining ode to the 1960’s, Rita Williams-Garcia introduces readers to three likable and precocious sisters, whose entertaining squabbles are an absolute delight.