The Society of School Librarians

2011 Book Awards

Language Arts – Picture Books

Best Book

Ramsey, Calvin. Ruth and the Green Book. Carolrhoda/Lerner, 2010.

Honor Books

Blumenthal, Deborah. The Blue Dog House. Peachtree, 2010.

Young, Judy. A Book for Black-Eyed Susan. Sleeping Bear Press, 2011.

Wardlow, Lee. Won Ton. Henry Holt, 2011.

Brooks, Erik. Polar Opposites. Marshall Cavendish, 2010.
Laminak, Lester. Three Peacocks and a Hen. Peachtree, 2011.
Bunting, Eve. Will It Be a Baby Brother? Boyds Mills Press, 2011.
Van Booy, Simon. Pobble’s Way. Flashlight, 2010.
Brennan-Nelson, Denise. Willow and the Snow Day Dance. Sleeping Bear Press, 2011.
Huling, Jan. Ol’ Bloo’s Boogie-Woogie Band. Peachtree Press, 2010.
Language Arts – Grades K-6 Novels

Best Book
Broach, Elise Missing on Superstition Mountain. Henry Holt, 2011.

Honor Books

Atkinson, Elizabeth I Emma Freke. Carolrhoda/Lerner, 2010.

Cheng, Andrea. Where Do You Stay? Boyds Mills Press, 2011

Grant, Katy. Hide and Seek. Peachtree, 2010.

Greenwald, Tommy. Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading. Roaring Brook Press/MPS Marketing, 2011.

Hof, Marjolin. Mother Number Zero. Groundwood/House of Anasi, 2011.

Mills, Claudia. Fractions=Trouble. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.

Roy, Jennifer. Mindblind. Marshall Cavendish, 2010.

Stine, R. L. It’s the First Day of School Forever. Feiwel and Friends, Macmillan, 2011.

Axelrod, Amy. Your Friend in Fashion, Abby Shapiro. Holiday House, 2011.

Language Arts-Grades 7-12 Novels
Best Book

Nitz, Kristin Wolden. Suspect. Peachtree Publishers, 2010.

Honor Books

Roy, Jennifer. Mindblind. Marshall Cavendish, 2010.

Perez, Ashley Hope. What Can’t Wait. Carolrhoda/Lerner, 2010

Bick, Ilsa J. Draw the Dark. Carolrhoda/Lerner, 2010.

Demas, Corrine. Everything I Was. Carolrhoda/Lerner, 2011.

Knowles, Jo. Pearl. Henry Holt, 2011.

Haines, Kathryn Miller. The Girl is Murder. Roaring Brook Press/MPS Marketing, 2011.

Enderle, Dotti. Crosswire. Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills Press, 2010.

Smith, Alexander Gordon. Death Sentence Escape from Furnance. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.

Cross, Gillian. Where I Belong. Holiday House, 2010.

Social Studies – Grades K-6
Best Book

Fullman, Joe. Ancient History. Dorling Kingsley, 2011.

Honor Books
Shecter, Vicky A. Cleopatra Rules! The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen. Boyd Mills Press, 2010.

Fleur, Starr, ed. What Do You Believe? Dorling Kindersley, 2011.

McClafferty, Carla K. The Many Faces of George Washington. Carolrhoda/Lerner, 2011.

Freedman, Russel. Lafayette and the American Revolution. Holiday House, 2011.

Bozzo, Linda. Service Dog Heroes. Enslow, 2011.

Rubin, Susan G. Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. Holiday House, 2011.

Waldman, Neil. A Land of Big Dreams. Lerner, 2011.

Brill, Marlene T. Annie Shapiro and the Clothing Worker’s Strike. Millbrook, 2011.

Gondosch, Linda. How Did Tea and Taxes Spark a Revolution? Lerner, 2011.

Top Series Choice
True Book About Various Native Americans. Children’s Press, 2011

Social Studies - Grades 7-12
Best Book

Stokes, Jamie. Muslim World. Facts on File, 2011.

Honor Books

Holzer, Harold. Father Abraham: Lincoln and His Sons. Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills, 2011
Shecter, Vicky A. Cleopatra Rules! The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen. Boyd Mills Press, 2010.

Jarrow, Gail. Lincoln’s Flying Spies: Thaddeus Love and the Civil War Balloon Corps. Calkins Creek/Boyd Mills, 2010.

Swift, Richard. Gangs. Groundwood Books, 2011.

Perl, Lila. Genocide: Stand By or Intervene. Marshall Cavendish, 2011

Donovan, Sandy. Middle Eastern American Experience. 21st Century Books, 2011.

Freedman, Russel. Lafayette and the American Revolution. Holiday House, 2011.

Kallen, Stuart A. We Are Not Beasts of Burden: Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike. 21st Century Books, 2011

Encyclopedia of American Environmental History. Facts on File, 2011.

Science – Grades K-6
Best Book

Stewart, Melissa. You’ve Got Nerve: Secrets of the Brain. Marshall Cavendish, 2011.

Honor Books

Markle, Sandra. Faulty Hearts: True Survival Stories. Lerner, 2011.

Slade, Suzanne. What If There Were No Sea Otters? Capstone, 2011.

Benoit, Peter. The Krakatau Eruption. Scholastic, 2011.

Cleary, Brian. Green Beans, Potatoes, and Even Tomatoes: What Is In the Vegetables Group?
Millbrook, 2011.
Marzollo, Jean. The Little Plant Doctor: A Story About George Washington Carver. Holiday House, 2011.

Dunning, Joan. Seabird in the Forest. Boyds Mills, 2011.

Graham, Ian. Science Rocks! Dorling Kindersley, 2011.

Munro, Roxie. Hatch. Marshall Cavendish, 2011.

Smalley, Ruth Ann. Shelia Says We’re Weird. Tilbury House, 2011.

Science – Grades 7-12
Best Book
Goldsmith, Connie. Battling Malaria. 21st Century Books, 2011.

Honor Books
Johnson, Rebecca. Journey Into the Deep . Millbrook, 2011.

Walker, Sally. Frozen Secrets. Carolrhoda/Lerner, 2010.

Sonenklar, Carol. Anorexia and Bulimia. 21st Century Books, 2011.

Jones, Phill. Genetic Code. Chelsea House, 2010.

Tomecek, Stephen. Food. Chelsea House, 2010.

Elkins-Tanton, Linda. The Earth and the Moon. Facts on File, 2010.

Ebner, Aviva. Forensic Science Experiments. Chelsea House, 2010.

Downer, Ann. Elephant Talk. 21st Century Books, 2011.

Gardner, Robert. Recycle: Green Science Projects. Enslow, 2011.