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2010  Literary Award Winners for Children & Young Adults

Caldecott Award
(Awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children)

Caldecott Medal Winner

Pinkney, Jerry. The Lion & the Mouse. Little, Brown and Company for Young Readers.

Caldecott Honor Books

Scanlon, Liz Garton. All the World. Illus. Marla Frazee. Beach Lane Books.

Sidman, Joyce. Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors. Illus. Pamela Zagarenski. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

Newbery Award
(Awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children)

Newbery Medal Winner

Stead, Rebecca. When You Reach Me. Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.

Newbery Honor Books

Hoose, Phillip. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice. Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

Kelly, Jacqueline. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. Henry Holt and Company.

Lin, Grace. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Little, Brown and Company for Young Readers.

Philbrick, Rodman. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg. The Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic.


Comstock Book Award

(Honors authors and illustrators for the best book to read aloud to children from ages 9-12)

Comstock Award Book

Deedy, Carmen Agra. 14 Cows for America. In collaboration with Wilson Kimel Naiyomah; Illus. Thomas Gonzalez. Peachtree.

Comstock Honor Book

Van Dusen, Chris. The Circus Ship. Candlewick Press.


Wanda Gág Book Award
(Honors authors and illustrators for the best book to read aloud to children from toddlers through age 8)

Wanda Gág Award Book

Redmond, E.S. Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo. Candlewick Press.

Wanda Gág Honor Books

Ketteman, Helen. The Three Little Gators. Illus. Will Terry. Albert Whitman & Company.

Wright, Maureen. Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep! Illus. Will Hillenbrand. Marshall Cavendish Children.


Coretta Scott King Awards
(Honors African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults)

Author Award Winner

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal. Illus. R. Gregory Christie. Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing.

Author Honor Book

 Davis, Tanita S. Mare’s War. Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.

Illustrator Award Winner

Hughes, Langston. My People. Illus. Charles R. Smith Jr. Ginee Seo Books, Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Illustrator Honor Book

Hughes, Langston. The Negro Speaks of Rivers. Illus. E.B. Lewis. Disney-Jump at the Sun Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group.


Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award

(Awarded to a black author and/or a black illustrator for an outstanding book written at the beginning of the writer or artist’s career)

Author Award Winner

 Magoon, Kekla. The Rock and the River. Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.


Coretta Scott King/Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

(Awarded to a black author and/or a black illustrator and practitioners for lasting and significant contributions to youth or young adult literature)

Walter Dean Myers


Pura Belpré Award

(Honors Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children’s books)

Author Award Winner

Alvarez, Julia. Return to Sender. Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.

Author Honor Books

Bernier-Grand, Carmen T. Diego: Bigger Than Life. Illus. David Diaz. Marshall Cavendish Children.

Lázaro, Georgina. Federico García Lorca. Illus. Enrique S. Moreiro. Lectorum Publications.

Illustrator Award

Mora, Pat. Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day. Illus. Rafael López. Rayo, an imprint of HarperCollins.

Illustrator Honor Books

Bernier-Grand, Carmen T. Diego: Bigger Than Life. Illus. David Diaz. Marshall Cavendish Children.

Johnston, Tony. My Abuelita. Illus. Yuyi Morales. Harcourt Children’s Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Mora, Pat. Gracias Thanks. Illus. John Parra. Lee & Low Books.

Mildred L. Batchelder Award
(Awarded to an American publisher for the most outstanding children’s book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States)

 

Batchelder Winner

 Thor, Annika. A Faraway Island. Trans. from Swedish by Linda Schenck. Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.

 Batchelder Honor Book

Bredsdorff, Bodil. Eidi. Trans. from Danish by Kathryn Mahaffy. Farrar Staus Giroux.

Brun-Cosme, Nadine. Big Wolf and Little Wolf. Illus. Olivier Tallec. Trans. from French by Claudia Bedrick. Enchanted Lion Books.

Uehashi, Nahoko. Moribito II: Guardian of Darkness. Illus. Yuko Shimizu. Trans. from Japanese by Cathy Hirano. Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic.

 

Schneider Family Book Award

(Honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences in three age categories)

 

Ages 0-10

Christensen, Bonnie. Django. Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press.

 Ages 11-13

Baskin, Nora Raleigh. Anything but Typical. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

 Ages 13-18

Stork, Francisco X. Marcelo in the Real World. Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic.  

 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Beginning Reader Award

(Honors an author/illustrator for the most distinguished beginning reader book)

 

Geisel Award Books

Hayes, Geoffrey. Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! TOON BOOKS, a division of RAW Junior.

 Geisel Honor Books

Arnold, Tedd. I Spy Fly Guy!. Scholastic.

McMullan, Kate. Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day. Illus. R.W. Alley. Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group.

Smith, Jeff. Little Mouse Gets Ready. TOON BOOKS, a division of RAW Junior.

Yee, Wong Herbert. Mouse and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children


Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
(Awarded to the author of the most distinguished informational book for children)

 

Sibert Winner

Stone, Tanya Lee. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream. Candlewick Press.

 Sibert Honor Books

Barton, Chris. The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors. Illus. Tony Persiani. Charlesbridge.

Floca, Brian. Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11. Richard Jackson/Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Hoose, Phillip. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice. Malanie Kroupa/Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

 

Michael L. Printz Award
(Awarded for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature)

 

Printz Award Winner

Bray, Libba. Going Bovine. Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.

 Printz Honor Books

Barnes, John. Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973. Viking Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group.

Heiligman, Deborah. Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith. Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

Rapp, Adam. Punkzilla. Candlewick Press.

Yancey, Rick. The Monstrumologist. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

 

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award

(An award for the best nonfiction book published for young adults)

 

Heiligman, Deborah. Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith. Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

 

William C. Morris Award

(Honors a debut book by a first-time author writing for teens.  Celebrates impressive new voices in young adult literature)

 

Madigan, L.K. Flash Burnout. Houghton Mifflin.

 

Andrew Carnegie Medal

(For excellence in children’s video)

           

Willems, Mo and Paul R. Gagne. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Narr. Jon Scieszka and Mo Willems. Annimation Pete List. Weston Woods.

Odyssey Award

(For excellence in audiobook production for children or teens)

Odyssey Award Winner

DiCamillo, Kate. Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken. Narr. Barbara Rosenblat. Live Oak Media. 

Odyssey Honor Titles

Meyer, L.A. In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber. Narr. Katherine Kellgren. Listen & Live Audio.

Nelson, Kadir. We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball. Narr. Dion Graham. Brilliance Audio.

Woodson, Jacqueline. Peace, Locomotion. Narr. Dion Graham. Brilliance Audio.

Margaret A. Edwards Award
(Honors lifetime contribution in writing for young adults)

Jim Murphy

May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award
(Each year, an individual of distinction in the field of children's literature is chosen to write and deliver a lecture that will make a significant contribution to the world of children's literature) 

         Lois Lowry 


Compiled by Carol H. Sibley, Curriculum Librarian, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota, from the American Library Association press release, 1/18/10; revised 6/10.