Monday, January 10, 2011

2011 Newbery goes to...

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool.

The Honor Books are:
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm,

Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus,

Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, and

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, which also won the Coretta Scott King Author Award.


Sandy D. said...

This really surprised me. I was hoping two of my favorites would get Honors, at least! ("Sugar Changed the World", by Marc Aronson & Marisa Budhos, non-fiction; and "A Conspiracy of Kings" by Megan Whalen Turner. :(

The only one of these I've read is "Dark Emperor". Which I liked, though not as much as Sidman's "Ubiquitous".

Amanda (the librarian) said...

I'd heard so much about both the books you mentioned, Sandy - and they did not even win any of the other awards that might have been appropriate for them.

We got a free audio copy of "Turtle in Paradise" that now moves way up on my TBLT (to be listened to) list. I loved Holm's "Our Only May Amelia." I think I will like this year's winner since it is historical fiction.