Awards (Books & Media)

'Ship Breaker' wins 2011 Printz Award

SAN DIEGO – “Ship Breaker,” written by Paolo Bacigalupi, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc., has won the 2011 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) today announced the winner during the ALA Midwinter Meeting, held Jan. 7 – 11 in San Diego.

Sy Montgomery, Nic Bishop win 2011 Sibert Medal

SAN DIEGO - Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop, author and photographer/illustrator of “Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot,” were named the winners of the 2011 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2010. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 7 – 11 in San Diego.

'Almost Perfect' wins 2011 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

SAN DIEGO – “Almost Perfect” by Brian Katcher, published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, is the 2011 recipient of the Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award. The award was announced today by the American Library Association’s (ALA), Stonewall Book Awards Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Round Table, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 7 – 11 in San Diego.

Author/Illustrator Tomie dePaola wins 2011 Wilder Award

SAN DIEGO Author/Illustrator Tomie dePaolais the winner of the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. His numerous works include “26 Fairmont Avenue” (Putnam, 1999); “Strega Nona” (Prentice-Hall, 1975); “The Legend of the Poinsettia” (Putnam, 1994); and “Oliver Button Is a Sissy” (Harcourt, 1979).

Listening Library wins 2011 Odyssey Award for 'The True Meaning of Smekday'

SAN DIEGO – Listening Library, an imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group, producer of the audiobook, “The True Meaning of Smekday,” has won the 2011 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. The award announcement was made today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 7 – 11 in San Diego.

“Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing” wins 2011 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

SAN DIEGO – ”Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing” written by Ann Angel, Published by Amulet/Abrams, has been named the 2011 winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, the first national award that honors the best nonfiction books for teens. The award was presented today by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, held Jan.7 – 11 in San Diego.

“The Freak Observer” wins 2011 William C. Morris Award

SAN DIEGO – “The Freak Observer” written by Blythe Woolston and published by Carolrhoda Lab, an imprint of Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, has been named the 2011 winner of the William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. The award was presented by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting held Jan.7 – 11 in San Diego.

YALSA announces 2011 Alex Awards

SAN DIEGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected 10 adult books with special appeal to teen readers to receive the 2011 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust, were announced today at the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, Jan. 7 – 11.

2011 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

SAN DIEGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The award was announced today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, Jan. 7 - 11.

2011 Batchelder Award honors Delacorte Press for “A Time of Miracles”

SAN DIEGO- Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc., is the winner of the 2011 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “A Time of Miracles.” The Mildred L. Batchelder Award honors an American publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States during the preceding year.

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