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The Schneider Family Book Award and the Pura Belpré Awards for 2011

Posted on January 12th, 2011 by Carolyn Hart

This week the American Library Association announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards for 2011.

Following on my posts earlier this week of some award winners, the Schneider Family Book Awards and the Pura Belpré Awards for 2011 are as follows:

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience

The Pirate of Kindergarten, written by George Ella Lyon, illustrated by Lynne Avril and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, wins the award for children aged 0 to 10.

The Pirate of Kindergarten at Amazon.com

The Pirate of Kindergarten at Amazon.ca


After Ever After, written by Jordan Sonnenblick and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., is the winner of the award for middle-school readers (aged 11-13).

After Ever After at Amazon.com

After Ever After at Amazon.ca


The teen (aged 13-18) award winner is Five Flavors of Dumb, written by Antony John and published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

Five Flavors of Dumb at Amazon.com

Five Flavors Of Dumb at Amazon.ca


2011 Pura Belpré Award honoring a Latino writer whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience

The Dreamer, written by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Peter Sís and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.

The Dreamer at Amazon.com

The Dreamer at Amazon.ca

Three Belpré Author Honor Books were named: ¡Olé! Flamenco, written and illustrated by George Ancona and published by Lee & Low Books Inc.; The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette’s Journey to Cuba, written by Margarita Engle and published by Henry Holt and Company, LLC; and 90 Miles to Havana, written by Enrique Flores-Galbis and published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing.

Pura Belpré Award honoring a Latino illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience

Grandma’s Gift, illustrated and written by Eric Velasquez, is the 2011 Belpré Illustrator Award winner. The book is published by Walker Publishing Company, Inc., a division of Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc.

Grandma’s Gift at Amazon.com

Grandma’s Gift at Amazon.ca

Three Belpré Illustrator Honor Books for illustration were selected: Fiesta Babies, illustrated by Amy Córdova, written by Carmen Tafolla and published by Tricycle Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.; Me, Frida, illustrated by David Diaz, written by Amy Novesky and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS; Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin, illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS.

Coretta Scott King Award Winners For 2011

Posted on January 11th, 2011 by Carolyn Hart

Yesterday the American Library Association announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards for 2011. Following on yesterday’s post of the Caldecott and Newbery award winners, the 2011 Coretta Scott King award winners are as follows:

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults –

One Crazy Summer, a Coretta Scott King Award Winner For 2011One Crazy Summer written by Rita Williams-Garcia is the 2011 King Author Book winner. The book is published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

One Crazy Summer at Amazon.com

One Crazy Summer at Amazon.ca

Three King Author Honor Books were also selected: Lockdown, by Walter Dean Myers and published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; Ninth Ward, by Jewell Parker Rhodes and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.; and Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, written by G. Neri, illustrated by Randy DuBurke and published by Lee & Low Books Inc.

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award recognizing an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults –

Coretta Scott King Award Winners For 2011 including Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, SlaveDave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier, is the 2011 King Illustrator Book winner. The book was written by Laban Carrick Hill and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave at Amazon.com

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave at Amazon.ca

One King Illustrator Honor Book was selected: Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix, illustrated by Javaka Steptoe, written by Gary Golio and published by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent (Author) Award –

Zora and Me, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent (Author) Award Zora and Me, written by Victoria Bond and T. R. Simon, is the 2011 author winner. The book is published by Candlewick Press.

Zora and Me at Amazon.com

Zora and Me at Amazon.ca

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent (Illustrator) Award –

Seeds of Change, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent  (Illustrator) AwardSeeds of Change, illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler, is the 2011 illustrator winner. The book is written by Jen Cullerton Johnson and published by Lee & Low Books Inc.

Seeds of Change: Wangari’s Gift to the World at Amazon.com

Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace at Amazon.ca

And the winner is…Cat’s Night Out by Caroline Stutson and Jon Klassen

Posted on November 16th, 2010 by Carolyn Hart


Cat’s Night Out – Winner of the 2010 Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature Illustration


Storytime Standouts looks at picture book Cat's Night OutCat’s Night Out written by Caroline Stutson and illustrated by Jon Klassen
Picture book published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books





The jury’s comments were as follows: “In Cat’s Night Out, Jon Klassen’s highly imaginative and clever illustrations, with their subdued, delicate colours and their minimal movement, mysteriously transform a smoky New York night into a grooving and pulsating background for his cool dancing cats.”

My thoughts about Cat’s Night Out”… It’s Saturday night and, as Easy Street grows dark, it is time for the neighborhood felines to kick up their heels. Featuring evocative illustrations that include hidden numbers, this rhyming counting book also includes a wide variety of dance steps, costumes and vocabulary. Highly recommended.

Cats’ Night Out at Amazon.com

Cats’ Night Out at Amazon.ca



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