2017 Caldecott Award Winners

2017 Caldecott, Newbery Winners and More!

The 2016 Youth Media Awards will be announced at 8 a.m. Eastern time today during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition!

My predictions for the Caldecott are here and Newbery are here.

Caldecott Medal and Honor Books 2017

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

2017 Caldecott Award Winners

2017 Caldecott Winner

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe

2017 Caldecott Honor Books

Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis

Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Leave Me Alone by Vera Brosgol

They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel

 

Asian/Pacific American Award For Literature (APALA Awards)

The goal is to honor and recognize individual works related to Asian/Pacific American experiences (either historical or contemporary) or Asian/Pacific American cultures.

Asian/Pacific American Award Picture Book Winner

Puddle by Hyewon Yum

Asian/Pacific American Award Children’s Winner

The Land of the Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly

Asian/Pacific American Award Children’s Honor

Momotaro Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters by Margaret Dilloway

Asian/Pacific American Award Young Adult Winner

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Asian/Pacific American Award Young Adult Honor

Watched by Marina Budhos

 

Newbery Medal and Honor Books 2017

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

2017 Newbery Award Winners

2017 Newbery Winner

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

2017 Newbery Honor Books

Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves,Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan

The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz, illuminations by Hatem Aly

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Printz Award and Honor Books 2017

Michael L. Printz Award honors excellence in literature written for young adults.

2016 Printz Award Winner

March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andres Aydin

2017 Printz Award Honor Books

The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

Asking For It by Louise O’Neill

The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

 

Geisel Medal and Honor Books 2017

The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States.

2017 Geisel Award Winner 

We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller

2017 Geisel Honor Books 

Go, Otto, Go! by David Milgrim

Goodnight Owl by Greg Pizzoli

The Infamous Ratsos by Kara Lareau, illustrated by Matt Myers

Oops Pounce Quick Run by Mike Twohy

 

Pura Belpré Winner and Honor Books 2017

The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Pura Belpré (Author) Award honoring a Latino writer whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.

2017 Belpré Author Award Winner 

Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina

2017 Belpré Author Honor Books 

The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz

Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award honoring a Latino illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.

2017 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner 

Lowriders to the Center of the Earth by Cathy Camper, illustrated by Raúl Gonzalez

2016 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Books

Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist by Susan Wood, illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes by Duncan Tonatiuh

Batchelder Winner and Honor Books 2017

The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.

2017 Batchelder Award Winner

Cry, Heart, But Never Break by Glenn Ringtved, illustrated by Charlotte Pardi, translated by Robert Moulthrop

2017 Batchelder Honor Books

Over the Ocean by Taro Gomi

As Time Went By by José Sanabria

The Ballad of a Broken Nose by Arne Svingen, translated by Kari Dickson

Carnegie Winner 2017

The Andrew Carnegie Medal honors the most outstanding video productions for children released during the previous year.

Carnegie Award for Fiction is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Carnegie Winner of the Carnegie Award in Non-Fiction: Evicted by Matthew Desmond

2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal is Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music, produced by Ryan Swenar.

2017 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award

Jacqueline Woodson will deliver the 2017 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

The Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

Nikki Grimes

Odyssey Winner and Honor Audiobooks 2017

This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

2016 Odyssey Award Winner

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit, narrated by Allan Corduner

2016 Odyssey Honor Recordings

Ghost produced by Simon and Schuster Audio, written by Jason Reynolds, narrated by Guy Lockard

Dream On Amber by Emma Shevah, narrated by Laura Kirman

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, narrated by A Full Cast, Pete Bradbury, Rebecca Soler, Jonathan Davis, Marc Thompson, January LaVoyNatalie Gold, and David Pittu

Robert F. Silbert Informational Book Award 2017

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois. ALSC administers the award.Silbert Informational Winner and Honor Books 2016

2017 Sibert Award Winner

March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andres Aydin

2017 Sibert Honor Books

Sachiko by Caren Stelson

Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II by Albert Marrin

We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Freedman

Giant Squid by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann

Coretta Scott King Winner and Honor Books 2017

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.

2017 King Author Book Winner

March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andres Aydin

2017 King Author Honor Books

Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan

As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds

2016 Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award

2016 King Illustrator Book Winner

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe

2017 King Illustrator Honor Book

In Plain Sight by Richard Jackson, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Freedom Over Me by Ashley Bryan

2017 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award

The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

2017 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award

Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

2017 Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

The annual award is presented in even years to an African American author, illustrator or author/illustrator for a body of his or her published books for children and/or young adults, and who has made a significant and lasting literary contribution.

Rudine Sims Bishop is the 2017 Virgnia Hamilton Award Winner.

Schneider Family Book Award Winner and Honor Books 2017

Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.

2017 Schneider Family Book Award for children ages 0 to 10

Six Dots by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Boris Kulikov

2017 Schneider Family Book Award for middle-school ages 11-13

As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds

2017 Schneider Family Book Award for Teens ages 13-17

When We Collided by Emery Lord

2017 Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences

Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart

The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach

The Wasp that Brainwashed the Caterpillar by Matt Simon

Die Young with Me: A Memoir by Rob Rufus

Romeo and/or Juliet: A Choosable-Path Adventure by Ryan North

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Arena by Holly Jennings

The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst

In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero

The Regional Office is Under Attack!: A Novel by Manuel Gonzales

 

2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults

Sarah Dessen is the 2017 Edwards Award winner.

Stonewall Book Winner and Honor Books 2016

Stonewall Book Award – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.

 2017 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

2017 Stonewall Award Honor Books

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Unbecoming by Jenny Downham

Pride by Robin Stevenson

 

William C. Morris Award Winner and Honor Books 2017

William C. Morris Award is for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens.

2017 Morris Award Winner

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

2017 Morris Award Winner Finalists

Tell Me Something Real by Calla Devlin

Ravi Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel

Girl Mans Up by M. E. Girard

Serpent King by Jeff Zenther

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

YALSA Award Winners and Honor Books 2017

YALSA Award is for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

2017 YALSA  Nonfiction Award Winner

March: Book Three by John Lewis

2017 YALSA Nonfiction Award Finalists

Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History by Karen Blumenthal

In the Shadow of Liberty by Kenneth C. Davis

This Land is Our Land: A History of American Immigration by Linda Barrett Osborne

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela S. Turner

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

4 Comments

  1. So glad that MARCH won so many awards!! We need this book as an urgent reminder of our own shameful and very recent history of Jim Crow and segregation. As a reminder that we need to keep moving forward, and not backwards!

    Thanks for posting this handy list here, and congrats to all the winners!

  2. Lindsey Krabbenhoft

    Don’t forget They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel. It won a Caldecott Honor.

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