Booklist announces 2011 Top of the List choices

“Booklist magazine, the review journal of the American Library Association, has announced its Top of the List winners for 2011. The eight winning titles were chosen from the annual Editors’ Choice selections as the best books and media of 2011.

“From a dog who became a cinematic icon to a woman who loved chimpanzees to another woman whose only novel has enthralled readers for more than half a century, this year’s Top of the List-winning books and media again display the ability of talented storytellers to embrace all manner of subject matter,” said Booklist Editor and Publisher, Bill Ott.”

The 2011 Booklist Top of the List winners:

Adult Fiction – The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright

Adult Nonfiction Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean

Youth Fiction – A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Youth Nonfiction – Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Houghton)

Youth Picture Book – Me … Jane written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell

Video – Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird directed by Mary Murphy

Audio – Bossypants by Tina Fey; read by the author

Reference Source – Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees & Shrubs,” by Michael A. Dirr

Text from an ALA press release: “ALA Press Releases,” American Library Association, March 05, 2010. (Accessed December 20, 2011)

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