2018 Caldecott Medal and Honor Books

2018 ALA Awards: Caldecott, Newbery etc.

The 2018 Youth Media Awards will be announced at 8 a.m. Eastern time today during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition!

My predictions for the 2018 Caldecott are here and Newbery are here.

2018 Caldecott Medal and Honor Books

2018 Caldecott Medal and Honor Books

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.

2018 Caldecott Winner

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

2018 Caldecott Honor Books

Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James 

A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

 

Asian/Pacific American Award For Literature (APALA Awards)

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

A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui

Asian/Pacific American Award Picture Book Honor

The Nian Monster by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Alina Chau

Asian/Pacific American Award Children’s Winner

Step Up to the Plate Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswami

Asian/Pacific American Award Children’s Honor

Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan

Asian/Pacific American Award Young Adult Winner

It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura

Asian/Pacific American Award Young Adult Honor

Saints & Misfits by S. K. Ali

 

2018 Newbery Medal and Honor Books

2018 Newbery Medal and Honor Books

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.

2018 Newbery Winner

Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

2018 Newbery Honor Books

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick D. Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James 

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

 

Printz Award and Honor Books 2018

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

2018 Printz Award Winner

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

2018 Printz Award Honor Books

Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

 

2018 Geisel Medal and Honor Books

2018 Geisel Medal and Honor Books

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.

2018 Geisel Award Winner 

Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Emily Hughes

2018 Geisel Honor Books 

I See A Cat by Paul Meisel

King and Kayla by Dori Hillestad Butler, illustrated by Nancy Meyers

My Kite is Stuck by Salina Yoon

Noodleheads See the Future by Mitch Weiss, Martha Hamilton, and Tedd Arnold, illustrated by Tedd Arnold

Snail and Worm Again by Tina Kugler

Pura Belpré Winner and Honor Books 2018

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.

2018 Belpré Author Award Winner 

Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar

2018 Belpré Author Honor Books 

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez

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

2018 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner 

La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

2018 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Books

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown, illustrated by John Parra

All Around Us illustrated by Xelena Gonzalez , illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia

Batchelder Winner and Honor Books 2018

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.

2018 Batchelder Award Winner

The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius

2018 Batchelder Honor Books

Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education by Raphaële Frier, illustrated by Aurélia Fronty

When a Wolf is Hungry by Christine Naumann-Villemin, illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo

You Can’t Be Too Careful by  Roger Mello, translated by Daniel Hahn

Carnegie Winner 2018

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

Carnegie Award for Fiction is

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Carnegie Winner of the Carnegie Award in Non-Fiction

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie

2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award

Debbie Reese. She writes American Indians in Children’s Literature blog.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

The Laura Ingalls 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.

Jacqueline Woodson

Margaret Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.

Angela Johnson

Odyssey Winner and Honor Audiobooks 2018

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.

2018 Odyssey Award Winner

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, narrated by Bahni Turpin

2018 Odyssey Honor Recordings

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews

A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig, narrated by Stephen Fry

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell, narrated by David Tennant

Robert F. Silbert Informational Book Award 2018

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

2018 Sibert Award Winner

Twelve Days in May: Freedom Rides 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner

2018 Sibert Honor Books

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee, illustrated by Man One

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

Not So Different by Shane Burcaw, illustrated by Matt Carr 

See Otter Heroes by Patricia Newman

Coretta Scott King Winner and Honor Books 2018

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

2018 Coretta Scott King Author Book Winner

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

2018 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

2018 Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Ekua Holmes

2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book

Crown: An Ode to a Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James 

Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransom, illustrated by James E. Ransome

2018 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award

The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

2018 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award

Mama Africa by Kathrybn Erskine, illustrated by Charly Palmer

2018 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.

Eloise Greenfield is the 2018 Virgnia Hamilton Award Winner.

Schneider Family Book Award Winner and Honor Books 2018

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

2018 Schneider Family Book Award for children ages 0 to 10

Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allan Say

2018 Schneider Family Book Award for middle-school ages 11-13

Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green

2018 Schneider Family Book Award for Teens ages 13-17

You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner

2018 Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences

All Systems Red by Martha Wells

The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Electric Arches by Eve. L. Ewing

A Hope More Powerful than the Sea by Melissa Fleming

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper

Things We Have in Common by Tasha Kavanagh

Roughneck by Jeff Lemire

Malagash by Joey Comeau

 

2018 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 2018

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.

 2018 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

2018 Stonewall Award Honor Books

As The Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

 

William C. Morris Award Winner and Honor Books 2018

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

2018 Morris Award Winner

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

2018 Morris Award Winner Finalists

 

YALSA Award Winners and Honor Books 2018

YALSA Award is for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

2018 YALSA  Nonfiction Award Winner

Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman

2018 YALSA Nonfiction Award Finalists

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Mary Beth Leatherdale and Lisa Charleyboy

Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changes Their Lives by Dashka Slater

The Whydah: A Pirate Shipe Feared, Wrecked, and Found by Martin W. Sandler

American Indian Library Association

The awards were established as a way to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians.

American Indian Library Association Youth Picture Book Award

Shanyaak’utlaax: Salmon Boy, published by the Sealaska Heritage Institute

American Indian Library Association Youth Picture Book Honor

Black Bear Red Fox by Julie Flett

I’m Dreaming of…Animals of the Native Northwest by Melaney Gleeson-Lyall and illustrated by First Nations artists

All Around Us by Xelena González,  illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia

Mission to Space by John Herrington

Fall in Line, Holden! by Daniel W. Vandever

American Indian Library Association Middle Grade Winner

Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers, Volume 1 by Native Realities, edited by Arigon Starr

American Indian Library Association Middle Grade Honor

The Wool of Jonesy, Part 1 by Jonathan Nelson

American Indian Library Association Young Adult Winner

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Mary Beth Leatherdale and Lisa Charleyboy

American Indian Library Association Young Adult Honor

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An Indigenous LGBT Sci-Fi Anthology edited by Hope Nicholson

Fire Starters by Jen Storm, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson and colorist Donovan Yaciuk

National Jewish Book Awards

The National Jewish Book Awards program began in 1950 when the Jewish Book Council presented awards to authors of Jewish books at its annual meeting.

National Jewish Book Award for Children’s Literature

The Language of Angels: A Story About the Reinvention of Hebrew by Richard Michelson, illustrated by Karla Gudeon

National Jewish Book Award for Young Adult

Refugee by Alan Gratz

2018 Sydney Taylor Book Awards

Named in memory of Sydney Taylor, author of the classic All-of-a-Kind Family series, the award recognizes books for children and teens that exemplify high literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.

Sydney Taylor Gold Medalists

The Language of Angels: A Story About the Reinvention of Hebrew by Richard Michelson, illustrated by Karla Gudeon

Refugee by Alan Gratz

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe, translated by Lilit Thwaites

Sydney Taylor Silver Medalists

Younger Readers

Yaffa and Fatima: Shalom, Salaam adapted by Fawzia GilaniWilliams, illustrated by Chiara Fedele

Drop by Drop: A Story of Rabbi Akiva by Jacqueline Jules, illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg

Older Readers

Viva, Rose! by Susan Krawitz

This Is Just a Test by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang

The SixDay Hero by Tammar Stein

Teen

To Look a Nazi in the Eye: A Teen’s Account of a War Criminal Trial by Kathy Kacer with Jordana Lebowitz

Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin, translated by Rosie Hedger

The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

Sydney Taylor Body of Work Award

Harold Grinspoon and PJ Library won the Sydney Taylor Body of Work Award. PJ Library, a project of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, is a family engagement program that sends free books celebrating Jewish values and culture to families with children 6 months through 8 years old. This program has revolutionized the field of Jewish children’s literature by providing dramatically improved access to Jewish books for families. It has also significantly increased the publication of children’s books with Jewish content. The Body of Work Award has been given twelve times in the 50-year history of the Sydney Taylor Awards. The last recipient was author Eric Kimmel in 2004.

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2018 Caldecott Medal and Honor Books

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2018 Newbery Medal and Honor Books



By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

2 Comments

  1. I am especially thrilled for Andrea Wang & The Nian Monster, since she’s a good friend & my critique partner. I was lucky enough to see early drafts of this wonderful story! I also loved A Different Pond, so I was also happy to see it recognized. I was most surprised by the Sibert, since I’ve only read Grand Canyon, which was on my radar. I also enjoyed the Sea Otters book, but was surprised it got an award over some other titles like How to Be an Elephant. I also really liked Crown and how celebratory and affirmative it is, but again, I am surprised that it received both a Newbery honor as a PB and a Caldecott honor. I can think of some other titles I would have liked to see win a Newbery. Happy for Hello, Universe though ­čÖé

  2. Thanks for all the great new book suggestions!
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