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2010 ALA Youth Media Award Winners

As has already doubtless been widely reported around the Kidlitosphere (and Twitter, and Facebook, and everywhere else that children's book people gather), the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott Awards, were announced today. I'm impressed and pleased A) by how many friends from the Kidlitosphere received the nod and B) by how well the people around me did in their award predictions this year. You can find the full details about all of the the award winners at the ALA website. But here are a few highlights.

Newbery Award Winner

Book-whenyoureachme When You Reach Me, written by Rebecca Stead and published by Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House

Newbery Honors

Caldecott Award Winner

2009_thelion The Lion & the Mouse, illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney, published by Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers (this is a Cybils shortlist title in Fiction Picture Books)

Caldecott Honors

  • All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon and published by Beach Lane Books (I have not had a chance to read and review this properly, but Liz is a friend from the Kidlitosphere, and I've given away several copies as gifts on the strength of other people's reviews.) (This is also a Cybils shortlist title in Fiction Picture Books)
  • Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman, and published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Printz Award Winner

Goingbovine Going Bovine, by Libba Bray, published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House (this is on my shelf, and high up on my to be read list)

Printz Honors

You can find details on all of the others (Sibert, Geisel, Coretta Scott King, Schneider Family Book Award, etc.) at the ALA website.

Special kudos to two other Kidlitosphere friends:

Mareswar Mare's War won the Coretta Scott King Honor for author Tanita Davis. I loved Mare's War, and reviewed it here. And of course I'm super-happy for Tanita, one of my very first Kidlitosphere friends.

Dayglo The Day-Glo Brothers won a Sibert Informational Book Honor for author Chris Barton and illustrator Tony Persani. The Day-Glo Brothers is another book that I've heard great things about, and given as a gift, but neglected to sit down and review properly. But I'm happy for Chris, former Cybils organizer and long-time Kidlitosphere member. The Day-Glo Brothers is also a Cybils shortlist title for Nonfiction Picture Books.

All in all, a quite satisfying Youth Media Awards day. I'm especially enjoying seeing all the joyful congratulations for winners I know on their Facebook pages. That makes it all real. Congratulations to all of the 2010 winners!