Sunday, January 30, 2011

2011 USBBY Outstanding International Books List

2011 USBBY Outstanding International Books List

The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) selects an annual list of Outstanding International Books for children and young adults, which is published each year in the February issue of School Library Journal and as a bookmark. The Outstanding International Books (OIB) committee is charged with selecting international books that are deemed most outstanding of those published during the calendar year. For the purposes of this honor list, the term "international book" is used to describe a book published or distributed in the United States that originated or was first published in a country other than the U.S.


Grades K-2

  • Argueta, Jorge. Arroz con Leche: Un Poema para Cocinar/Rice Pudding: A Cooking Poem. Illus. by Fernando Vilela. Groundwood. (Canada)
  • Croza, Laurel. I Know Here. Illus. by Matt James. Groundwood. (Canada)
  • Dubuc, Marianne. In Front of My House. Tr. by Yvette Ghione. Kids Can. (Canada)
  • Graham, Bob. April and Esme, Tooth Fairies. Candlewick. (UK)
  • Prap, Lila. Dinosaurs?! NorthSouth. (Slovenia)
  • Tolman, Marije & Ronald Tolman. The Tree House. Illus. by authors. Lemniscaat/Boyds Mills. (The Netherlands).
Grades 3-5

  • Almond, David. The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon. Illus. by Polly Dunbar. Candlewick. (UK)
  • Fromental, Jean-Luc. Oops! Illus. by Joëlle Jolivet. Tr. by Thomas Connors. Abrams. (France)
  • Gardner, Lyn. Out of the Woods. Illus. by Mini Grey. David Fickling/Random House. (UK)
  • Gravett, Emily. The Rabbit Problem. Simon & Schuster. (UK)
  • Hirsch, Odo. Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool. Kane Miller. (Australia)
  • Hole, Stian. Garmann’s Street. Tr. by Don Bartlett. Eerdmans. (Norway)
  • Jordan-Fenton, Christy & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton. Fatty Legs: A True Story. Illus. by Liz Amini-Holmes. Annick. (Canada)
  • Langrish, Katherine. The Shadow Hunt. Harper/HarperCollins. (UK)
  • Lightfoot, Gordon. Canadian Railroad Trilogy. Illus. by Ian Wallace. Groundwood. (Canada)
  • McKay, Hilary. Wishing for Tomorrow: The Sequel to The Little Princess. Illus. by Nick Maland. Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster. (UK)
  • Mitton, Tony. The Storyteller’s Secrets. Illus. by Peter Bailey. David Fickling/Random House. (UK)
Grades 6-8

  • Clayton, Sally Pomme. Rama and Sita: Path of Flames. Illus. by Sophie Herxheimer. Frances Lincoln. (UK/set in India)
    Coates, Jan L. A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk. Red Deer. (Canada/set in Sudan)
    De Goldi, Kate. The 10 p.m. Question. Candlewick. (New Zealand)
    Diakité, Baba Wagué. A Gift from Childhood: Memories of an African Boyhood. Groundwood. (Canada/set in Mali)
    Gleitzman, Morris. Once. Henry Holt. (Australia/set in Poland)
    MacLean, Jill. The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy. Fitzhenry & Whiteside. (Canada)
    Matti, Truus. Departure Time. Tr. by Nancy Forest-Flier. namelos. (The Netherlands)
    McCaughrean, Geraldine. The Death-Defying Pepper Roux. HarperCollins. (UK/set in France)
    McKay, Sharon E. Thunder over Kandahar. Illus. by Rafal Gerszak. Annick. (Canada/set in Afghanistan)
    Millard, Glenda. A Small Free Kiss in the Dark. Holiday House. (Australia)
    Mitchell, Adrian. Shapeshifters: Tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Illus. by Alan Lee. Frances Lincoln. (UK/set in Greece & Rome)
    Newbery, Linda. Flightsend: A Summer of Discovery. David Fickling/Random House (UK)
    Norcliffe, James. The Boy Who Could Fly. Egmont. (New Zealand)
    Reeve, Philip. Fever Crumb. Scholastic. (UK)
    Reeve, Philip. No Such Thing as Dragons. Scholastic. (UK)
    Starke, Ruth. Noodle Pie. Kane Miller. (Australia/set in Vietnam)
    Walsh, Pat. The Crowfield Curse. Chicken House/Scholastic. (UK)
Grades 9-12

  • Christopher, Lucy. Stolen. Chicken House/Scholastic. (UK/set in Australia)
  • de Vigan, Delphine. No and Me. Tr. by George Miller. Bloomsbury. (France)
  • Murray, Martine. How to Make a Bird. Authur A. Levine/Scholastic. (Australia)
  • Ness, Patrick. Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking Series, Book Three). Candlewick. (UK)
  • Oron, Judie. Cry of the Giraffe: Based on a True Story. Annick. (Canada/set in Ethiopia)
  • Ward, Rachel. Numbers. Chicken House/Scholastic. (UK)

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