Award Winners

Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, 2017-18

CALDECOTT MEDAL, most distinguished American picture book for children.

Radiant Child, The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe

NEWBERY MEDAL, most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, written by Kelly Barnhill

MICHAEL PRINTZ AWARD, best book written for teens

March, Book Three, written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell


Ben Franklin’s Big Splash, by Barb Rosenstock

Don’t Throw it to Mo!, by David Adler

Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights, by W.H. Beck

Humphrey’s Playful Puppy Problem, by Betty Birney

I’m Trying to Love Spiders, by Bethany Barton

Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Pena

Lion Lessons, by Jon Agee

Mango, Abuela, and Me, by Meg Medina

Maya’s Blanket, by Monica Brown

Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood, by Isabel F. Campoy

Moldylocks and the Three Beards, by Noah Jones

Mother Bruce, by Ryan T. Higgins

One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree, by Daniel Bernstrom

Pink is for Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals, by Jess Keating

Red:  A Crayon’s Story, by Michael Hall

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, by Mac Barnett

Take Away the A, by Michael Escoffier

Thunder Boy Jr., by Sherman Alexie

Trombone Shorty, by Troy Andrews

The William Hoy Story:  How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game, by Nancy Churnin



11 Birthdays, by Wendy Mass

A Blind Guide to Stinkville, by Beth Vrabel

Among the Hidden, by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Book Scavenger, by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Crenshaw, by Katherine Applegate

Crossing Niagara: The Death Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin, by Matt Tavares

Dash, by Kirby Larson

Fuzzy Mud, by Louis Sachar

Hilo Book 1:  The Boy Who Crashed to Earth, by Judd Winick

Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson

Save Me a Seat, by Sarah Weeks

Separate is Never Equal, by Duncan Tonatiuh

Soar, by Joan Bauer

Stick Dog, by Tom Watson

The House that Jane Built:  A Story About Jane Addams, by Tanya Lee Stone

The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea, by Brenda Z. Guiberson

The Terrible Two, by Mac Barnett

The Wild Robot, by Peter Brown

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin

Who Was Louis Braille, by Margaret Frith



The Book Scavenger, by Jennifer Bertman

Drowned City:  Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, by Don Brown

Awkward, by Svetlana Chmakova

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, by Leslie Connor

Hour of the Bees, by Lindsay Eagar

I Will Always Write Back, by Martin Ganda

Full Cicada Moon, by Marilyn Hilton

House Arrest, by K.A. Holt

Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson

Listen, Slowly, by Thanhha Lai

The Boy on the Wooden Box, by Leon Leyson

A Night Divided, by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Seventh Most Important Thing, by Shelley Pearsall

I Am Princess X, by Cherie Priest

Fuzzy Mud, by Louis Sachar

Orbiting Jupiter, by Gary D. Schmidt

Beneath, by Roland Smith

Goodbye Stranger, by Rebecca Stead

The Bitter Side of Sweet, by Tara Sullivan

Last in a Long Line of Rebels, by Lisa Lewis Tyre




All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds

Denton Little’s Deathdate, by Lance Rubin

Divided We Fall, by Trent Reedy

An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

Highly Illogical Behavior, by John Corey Whaley

March: Book One, by John Lewis

Nimona  by Noelle Stevenson

Notorious RBG, by Irin Carmon

Out of Darkness,by Ashley Hope Perez

The Rest of Us Just Live Here, by Patrick Ness

Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys

The Serpent King, by Jeff Zentner

Shadowshaper, by Daniel Jose Older

Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo

These Shallow Graves, by Jennifer Donnelly

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han

When We Collided, by Emery Lord

The Wrath & the Dawn, by Renee Ahdieh

Zeroboxer, by Fonda Lee


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