Today is a big day in the world of children's literature.  It's the day the winners of the 2011 Newbery Medal and Caldecott Medal are announced.  Below are the winners and the honor books, along with some other award winners.

NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER
    
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (a Kansas author!)

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER
    
A Sick Day for Amos McGee illustrated by Erin E. Stead

NEWBERY 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
    
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

CALDECOTT HONOR BOOKS
    
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier
     Interrupting Chicken illustrated by David Ezra Stein

CORETTA SCOTT KING AUTHOR AWARD WINNER (recognizing an African American author)
     One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATOR AWARD WINNER (recognizing an African American illustrator)
     Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier

PURA BELPRÉ AUTHOR AWARD WINNER (recognizing a Latino author)
     The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan

PURA BELPRÉ ILLUSTRATOR AWARD WINNER (recognizing a Latino illustrator)
     Grandma’s Gift illustrated by Eric Velasquez

ROBERT F. SIBERT MEDAL (for distinguished informational book)
     Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot by Sy Montgomery

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL AWARD (for distinguished beginning reader)
     Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee

For more information on these and other 2011 children's book awards, click here.