It's a big day in the children's books world--this morning at their meeting in San Diego, the American Library Association announced the winners and honor recipients for their 2011 Youth Media Awards. In case you missed the online buzz (or even if you didn't), here's a handy rundown of all the winners of the big three--the majority of whom are members of SCBWI! (as noted below)
A SICK DAY FOR AMOS McGEE
illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead, a Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing
DAVE THE POTTER: ARTIST, POET SLAVE
illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein (SCBWI member), published by Candlewick Press
MOON OVER MANIFEST
by Clare Vanderpool (SCBWI member), published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House Inc.
DARK EMPEROR AND OTHER POEMS OF THE NIGHT
by Joyce Sidman (SCBWI member), illustrated by Rick Allen, published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
HEARTH OF A SAMURAI
by Margi Preus (SCBWI member), published by Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS
ONE CRAZY SUMMER
by Rita Williams-Garcia published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
TURTLE IN PARADISE
by Jennifer L. Holm (SCBWI member), published by Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
by Paolo Bacigalupi, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
by Janne Teller (SCBWI member), published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division
PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ
by A.S. King (SCBWI member), published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
by Marcus Sedgwick (SCBWI member), published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
by Lucy Christopher, published by Chicken House, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
ALA announced a number of other awards as well--check out their website for a complete list, and make room on your reading list.
And congratulations to all the terrific authors and illustrators recognized for their excellence by ALA!