April 19, 2011

American Bookseller Association announce Indies Choice Book Awards and E.B. White Read Aloud Awards

The ABA, American Bookseller Association, announced their winners and honor award recipients for 2011. The Indies are chosen by independent booksellers nationwide  and the winner for Young Adults is Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. 

The E.B. White awards were previously administered by the ABC, Association of Booksellers for Children, however, in 2010 the ABA and ABC merged and the E.B. White Awards replaced the Indies categories for middle reader and picture book.  The E.B. White Read-Aloud award for the middle reader category is The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger.   The E.B. White Read-Aloud award for the picture book category is Children Make Terrible pets by Peter Brown.  Peter Brown was also honored as the 2010 Childrens Choice Illustrator of the Year.

One of my families favorite books was inducted into the Picture Book Hall of Fame this year The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. I give this book to each of my nieces and nephews as its been one read in my house for the last ten years.  Three other books were also inducted in 2011, Corduroy by Don Freeman, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton, and The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

Congratulations to these award winning children's books.