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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Picture Books We Love

And the Winner Is....

The results are in! The winners of the 2011 Youth Media Awards were announced on Monday.  You can view all the winning books on the American Library Association's website. The Carle Museum offers its congratulations to all the authors, illustrators, and publishers who put out such an amazing selection of children's books this year. I definitely don't envy the committees who had to choose the winners. What a tough decision! We are just so pleased with the results. Caldecott Medal Winner: A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead You can read more of our love for this book on previous posts here and here. It even made it on my Caldecott prediction list! Caldecott Honors: Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill We posted about this book here as one of Susan Bloom's Best Picture Books of 2010. Interrupting Chicken illustrated and written by David Ezra Stein If you haven't seen it already, you should definitely watch the delightful book trailer for this funny picture book: Other award-winning books we're excited about: Geisel Award (Given to the most distinguished beginner reader book) Winner: Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, illustrated by Tony Fucile We talked about it here, here and here! Also has a very cute book trailer: Coretta Scott King Awards (given to African American authors and illustrators whose books reflect the African American experience) Author Winner: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia Illustrator Winner: Dave the Potter illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill Pura Belpré Awards: (given to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays and celebrates Latino culture) Author Winner: The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Peter Sis Illustrator Winner: Grandma's Gift illustrated and written by Eric Velasquez Siebert Award: (Given to the most distinguished informational book for children) Winner: Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot by Sy Montgomery, photographs by Nic Bishop Newbery Award: (Given to the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children) Winner: Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool Honors: Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen Stay tuned for our upcoming Top of the Shelf book review of this one! Heart of a Samurai by Margi Pretts One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm Laura Ingalls Wilder Award: (Honors an author or illustrator whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children) Winner: Tomie dePaola! Tomie has written and illustrated over 200 books for children (and he's still going!). We are so glad that he was recognized for this amazing lifetime achievement. What an amazing years of books it has been. I know I can't wait to see what 2011 will bring!

by Eliza Brown

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