January 10, 2011

The 2011 Newbery Winner . . .

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Newbery The Newbery Medal is awarded every year by a committee of librarians to recognize “the most distinguished contribution to¬†American literature for children.” Last year’s winner was When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

This year’s winner was just announced today, and the 2011 Newbery Medal goes to Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool.

The Honor books are:

  • Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen
  • Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

Have you read any of these yet? Do YOU think they were the best American books published in 2010? If you were on the committee voting for the Newbery Medal, which book would YOU have chosen? (Remember, only books published in 2010 by Americans are eligible.) Let us know in the Comments.

Also check out this other 2011 award winner that appeared in Ink Splot 26 over the last year.


  1. Miranda

    I think that book sounds good but it would be TOTALLY AWESOME IF “THE HUNGER GAMES” WON!(By the way I LOVE “When you reach me”and Miranda has the most awesome name!!!!!!!!!

  2. miniartemis

    Percy Jackson SOOOOO should have won!!!
    I haven’t even HEARD of these Newberry winner books!!! Apart from last year’s When You Reach Me, though i haven’t even read that!
    For the winner, I would have chosen The Lost Hero.

  3. owlo360pop

    UGGG why didn’t the hunger games get picked!!! or the percey jackson series !!!! UGG

  4. SWSD12904

    OMGOSH? Really? I had NO idea! I just checked that book out at my local library, and I’m luvin’ it! But I think that Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins was better.

  5. ThePhantomAuthor

    I wish that for awards they would choose books that people acctually know, because in almost every year of these awards since I was in first grade, I never had heard of any of the books.

  6. SF GIANTS FAN 283855

    I LOVE Moon Over Manifest! It’s not the best book ever though. The best book ever is Bloomablity. Anyway, Turtle in Paradise is really good too, but I would have chosen Coming Apart by Ann M. Martin for the Newberry Medal. GO GIANTS!!!!!

  7. Cooly 11

    The only book I read on the list of honors is “Turtle In Paradise”. It was a very good book. I would probably noimnate Violet In Bloom.

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