On Monday, the American Library Association announced the top children's books of 2010. Here are the
Author Clare Vanderpool took home the John Newbery Medal for outstanding contribution to children's literature for 'Moon over Manifest.' The book is about a young girl's magical adventures in a small Kansas town, in 1936. Vanderpool said that she was shocked to learn that she had won.
|Author Clare Vanderpool won the Newbery Award for her novel Moon Over Manifest.
|Erin E. Stead won the Caldecott Award for her illustrations in 'A Sick Day for Amos McGee.'
"You grow up reading legendary authors like Madeleine L'Engle, but I never expected to be put in a category with her," Vanderpool told TFK. "It's humbling."
The picture book
'A Sick Day for Amos McGee' won the Randolph Caldecott Medal.
The book was
illustrated by Erin E. Stead and
written by her husband, Philip C. Stead.
It tells the story of an elderly
zookeeper and theanimals that visit him when he's not well enough to go to work. "I love drawing animals and I love drawing people and I love drawing the emotional
connection between animals and people," said Stead.
More honoured books
The Coretta Scott King award, given to an
African-American author and illustrator of "outstanding books for
children and young adults," went to Rita Williams - Garcia for 'One Crazy Summer.'
Set in 1968, the novel
follows three sisters from Brooklyn, New York, who visit their mother, a poet who ran away years ago and lives in California.
The King prize for best-illustrated work went to 'Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave.' The book, which was written by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Bryan Collier, tells the story of a skilled potter who engraved his poems on the clay pots and jars that he made. The enslaved potter, known only as Dave, lived in South Carolina in the 1800s.