Saturday, May 14, 2011

2011 Indies Choice Awards and E.B. White Award Winners

We're a bit late in announcing it, but the American Booksellers Association (ABA) last month announced the 2011 Indies Choice Book Award winners as well as the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award winners.

Award Winners

Adult Fiction Book of the Year
Room by Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown)

Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)

Adult Debut Book of the Year
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes (Atlantic Monthly Press and El Leon Literary Arts)

Young Adult Book of the Year
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)

Most Engaging Author
Laurie Halse Anderson

E.B. White Read-Aloud Award: Middle Reader
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (Amulet Books)

E.B. White Read-Aloud Award: Picture Book
Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Indies Choice Book Awards Picture Book Hall of Fame
Corduroy by Don Freeman (Viking)
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Viking)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Philomel)

2011 Indies Choice Honor Award Recipients

Adult Fiction

Great House by Nicole Krauss (W.W. Norton & Company)
How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu (Riverhead)
The Surrendered by Chang-rae Lee (Riverhead)
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (Random House)
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Knopf)

Adult Nonfiction
At Home by Bill Bryson (Doubleday)
Cleopatra: A Life by Claudia Schiff (Little, Brown)
Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell (Random House)
The Tiger by John Vaillant (Knopf)
The Wave by Susan Casey (Doubleday)

Adult Debut
Beneath the Lion's Gaze by Maaza Mengiste (W.W. Norton & Company)
The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (Random House)
The Quickening by Michelle Hoover (Other Press)
The Wake of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Young Adult
Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins (Charlesbridge)
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (HarperCollins)
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (Knopf Book for Young Readers)
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper (Atheneum)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (Dutton Juvenile)

E.B. White Read-Aloud: Middle Reader Honor Awards
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea (Delacorte Book for Young Readers)
The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson (HarperCollins)
Penny Dreadful by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Abigail Halpin (Random House Books for Young Readers)
The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone, illustrated by Greg Call (Random House Books for Young Readers)
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz (Dutton Juvenile)

E.B. White Read-Aloud: Picture Book Honor Awards
Bedtime for Bear by Brett Helquist (HarperCollins)
Chicken Big by Keith Graves (Chronicle Books)
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean (HarperCollins)
A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes (Simon & Schuster)
The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Renata Liwska (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Most Engaging Author Honor Awards
Jonathan Evison
Kevin Henkes
Mitali Perkins
Richard Russo
Terry Tempest Williams

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