2011 Nerdy Book Awards

What began as a list of 97 nominated books has now been voted on to give us these chosen titles for the following categories. Please note that the category titles contain links to the announcement posts.

Picture Books

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell

Press Here by Herve Tullet

Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems

Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

You Will Be My Friend by Peter Brown

Graphic Novels

Sidekicks by Dan Santat

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Zita the Spacegirl Ben Hatke

Babymouse #14: Mad Scientist Jennifer Holm, Matthew Holm


Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw; illustrations by Eugene Yelchin

Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein

BookSpeak!: Poems About Books by Laura Purdie Salas; illustrations by Josée Bisaillon

Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word by Bob Raczka; illustrations by Nancy Doniger

I Am the Book – poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins; illustrations by Yayo


Balloons Over Broadway:  The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet

Over and Under the Snow By Kate Messner

Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg

Amelia Lost:  The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming
Heart and Soul:  The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson

Young Adult Fiction

The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polinser

Divergent by Veronica Roth

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Shine by Lauren Myracle

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Middle Grade Fiction

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

Bigger Than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder

Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu