2011 Nautilus Book Award Gold Winners

The winners of the Nautilus Book Awards have been announced.  The Nautilus Awards describe themselves as: “Gold and Silver awards are given to print and audio books of exceptional merit that make a literary and heartfelt contribution to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change, as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspiration.”

They give awards in a wide range of categories, several of which are for books for children and teens.  The following are the winners of the children’s Gold Nautilus Awards:

Children’s Picture Books (Preschool – Grade 2)

Benjamin & Bumper to the Rescue by Molly Coxe, photographs by Olivier Toppin

 

Children’s Illustrated (Grades 3-6)

The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time by Anne Baring, illustrated by Thetis Blacker

 

Children’s Nonfiction (Grades 1-6)

Molly the Owl by Eric Blehm, illustrated by Christopher Adams

 

Middle Grade & Teen Fiction

 

The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan, illustrations by Peter Sis

Merlin’s Dragon: Ultimate Magic by T. A. Barron

 

Middle Grade & Teen Nonfiction

Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands by Cathryn Berger Kaye & Philippe Cousteau

Hunger Games Will Be FOUR Films

 

If Hunger Games is the success that Lionsgate predicts, fans will see four films from the trilogy of books.  Wowza! 

It leaves me with lots of questions:

I wonder how it will be broken up. 

I know the money will be bigger, but is it the right thing for the films themselves?

What questions and concerns do you have?  Or are you happy to see four films?

Nautilus Book Awards 2011–Silver Awards

The winners of the Nautilus Book Awards have been announced.  The Nautilus Awards describe themselves as: “Gold and Silver awards are given to print and audio books of exceptional merit that make a literary and heartfelt contribution to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change, as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspiration.”

They give awards in a wide range of categories, several of which are for books for children and teens.  These are books that libraries often miss, since they are primarily small press and therefore not reviewed in the larger library review journals.

2011 Silver Nautilus Award Winners

Children’s Picture Books (preschool – Grade 2)

  

The Gift of Grace by Grace Mary McClelland, illustrated by Nancy Moskovitz

The Secret of Pig Island by Jennifer R. Nolan, photographs by Jim Abernethy

What Does It Mean to Be Present? by Rana Di Orio, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

 

Children’s Illustrated (Grades 3-6)

  

Splinters by Kevin Sylvester

The Gift by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan

Tree Song by H. E. Stewart

 

Children’s Nonfiction (Grades 1-6)

  

Molly the Owl: The True Story of a Common Barn Owl That Ends Up Being Not So Common After All by Eric Blehm, illustrated by Christopher Adams

Philanthropy: A Big Word for Big-Hearted People by Jan Helson & Rachel Annette Helson

Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could by Sandy Nathan

 

The Tiny Plant That Saved Our Planet by Mark Edwards, illustrated by Lynne Avril

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak, illustrated by Sarah Ackerley

 

Middle Grade & Teen Fiction

  

Grease Town by Ann Towell

The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork

Riding Out the Hurricane by Maeve McMahon

 

Travels with Gannon & Wyatt by Patti Wheeler & Keith Hemstreet

Winter Shadows by Margaret Buffie

 

Middle Grade & Teen Nonfiction

  

Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

Earth Heroes: Champions of Wild Animals by Bruce and Carol Malnor, illustrated by Anisa Claire Hovemann

Teen Esteem: A Self-Direction Manual for Young Adults by Pat Palmer & Melissa Alberti Froehner

 

Weird Is Normal: When Teenagers Grieve by Jenny Lee Wheeler

Yes You Can! Your Guide to Becoming an Activist by Jane Drake & Ann Love

 

Children’s Books with Audio

Little Chief and Mighty Gopher: The Pemmican Frenzy by Victor Lethbridge

Jyoti for Kids: A Meditative Technique for Purification by the Light by Simhananda

Starabella: Welcome to a Bright New World by Sharon, Tara & Dana Fialco, illustrated by Anton Petrov