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The awards were announced this past Monday, and for the first time since I’ve been a librarian I wasn’t able to watch the whole presentation live. I had 2 classes back to back, and I tried to listen in the background while checking out books. But it didn’t quite work out that way.

Anyway, here’s the list of winners. A lot of these I haven’t read, I really need to get back into current kidlit this year. I spent a lot of time on classics I missed/read when I was very young. The only category where I hit every book is the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award.

I linked all of the books, but not the audio books and videos. They were harder to source.

John Newbery Medal: Moon over Manifest, written by Clare Vanderpool.
Honor Books: Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm; Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus; Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen; and One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

Randolph Caldecott Medal: A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead.
Honor Books: Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill; and Interrupting Chicken, written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein. Read more on 2011 Youth Media Awards…

Adam and I trekked out to Governors Island today for the Vendys (the competition for NYC’s Best Street Food Vendor). I’ve never been out to Governors Island, and it really is beautiful. The weather was gorgeous, if a little on the hot side, and we just had such a nice afternoon eating our way from food truck to food truck as far as the eye could see. It was delicious and very New York. And the Schnitzel Truck was one of my favorites.

One of my absolute favorite food trucks there today was A-Pou’s Taste pot sticker truck (no website, but their Twitter is @apouspotsticker). They were competing in the Rookie category, and I went back twice their food was so delicious. I might have to start stalking them now.

Read more on 2010 Vendys…

All of the books that are on the Caldecott list this year are new to me. I hadn’t read any of them as of the awards’ announcement last Monday, but I’m caught up now.

Read more on 2010 Caldecotts…

I’m up at 7:45 to watch the ALA Youth Media Awards. This is much earlier than last year!

Schneider Awards: Django by Bonnie Christensen (young reader), Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin (middle), Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork (teen, and been on my To Read list for ages).

Read more on ALA Youth Media Awards 2010…

Okay, I know this post is months late (the Newbery winners were announced in January). I have a very good reason for this; it took me this long to get my hands on a copy of The Surrender Tree, the last book left for me to read. I finally got it from the library this week, so here are my thoughts on each of this year’s Newbery books.

Read more on 2009 Newbery Books…

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