Major Children's Book Awards to be Announced Monday Jan. 10
January 05, 2011
Monday morning, the American Library Association will announce the winners of the 2011 Newbery and Caldecott Awards.
These awards, given to the most literarily and artistically distinguished children’s books respectively, represent hours of reading, re-reading and discussion by their selection committees. Because "children" are defined as from birth through age 14, the winner may be unexpected….in 2008, Brian Selznick’s massive (533 pages) The Invention of Hugo Cabret won the Caldecott, an award usually going to 32 page picture books. And because the award is given for the quality of the writing and art, the winners may never become wildly popular. 2005 winners Kira-Kira ( by Cynthia Kadohata) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid (by Jeff Kinney) were published that same year. Kira Kira is 27,957 on the Amazon Best Seller’s list, Wimpy Kid is 297.
Other Awards to be announced will be the Printz, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpre, Theodore Geisel (for exceptional Beginning Readers) and the Robert Sibert (for distinguished children’s non-fiction). Watch our website. We will link to the winners soon after they are announced.
Click here for the address for the twitter & media link for the winners.
Anitra T. Steele
Children's Services Manager