I'm very excited to see so many books and authors I recognize. Let me know if there are any particular favorites of yours below, and I'll see if I can get a copy and review them.
Illustrator of the Year
David Wiesner for Art & Max
Author of the Year
Rick Riordan for The Lost Hero
2011 Winners and Nominees:
• Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby--Winner!
• Shark vs. Train by Tom Lichtenheld
• How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
• Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord
• Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott
• Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett J. Krosoczka--Winner!
• Finally by Wendy Mass
• Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel
• Encyclopedia Mythologica: Gods & Heroes
by Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda
• Babymouse #12: Burns Rubber by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
• The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan--Winner!
• Zebrafish by Peter H. Reynolds and FableVision
• Big Nate: In a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce
• It's a Book by Lane Smith
• Smile by Raina Telgemeier
• Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan--Winner!
• Burned (House of Night, Book 7) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
• Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
• Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
• Fang (Maximum Ride) by James Patterson