Award Winners

Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

CALDECOTT MEDAL, most distinguished American picture book for children.

We Are Water Protectors, illustrated by Michaela Goade, written by Carole Lindstrom


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

When You Trap a Tiger, written by Tae Keller


MICHAEL PRINTZ AWARD, best book written for teens

Everything Sad Is Untrue (a true story) by Daniel Nayeri



Doggo and Pupper by Katherine Applegate

Are You a Cheeseburger? by Monica Arnaldo

Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Pena

The Magical Yet by Angela DiTerlizzi

Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals by Katy Duffield

Amira’s Picture Day by Reem Faruqi

Bodies Are Cool by Tyler Feder

Don’t Hug Doug (He Doesn’t Like It) by Carrie Finison

Friday Night Wrestlefest by J.F. Fox

I See Sea Food: Sea Creatures That Look Like Food by Jenna Grodzicki

What About Worms!? by Ryan T. Higgins

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho

What If, Pig? by Linzie Hunter

The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar

How to Apologize by David LaRochelle

Lift by Minh Le

Saturday by Oge Mora


Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor

Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed

Swish! The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters by Suzanne Slade

Except Antarctica by Todd Sturgell



Eva Evergreen: Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe

The Spirit of Springer: The Real-Life Rescue of an Orphaned Orca by Amanda Abler

The Last Human by Lee Bacon

Mac B. Spy: Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett

Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball by Jen Bryant

Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter

Shirley Chisholm is a Verb! by Veronica Chambers

A Thousand Questions  by Saadia Faruqi

The Amelia Six: An Amelia Earhart Mystery by Kristin L. Gray

The Great Chicago Fire: Rising from the Ashes by Kate Hannigan

The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm

Twins by Varian Johnson

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte

Glitch by Laura Martin

Caterpillar Summer  by Gillian McDunn

Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander

Tune It Out by Jamie Sumner

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford



Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B.Alston

A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner

The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman

The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros

The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert

The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adranna Cuevas

Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie

A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

Wink by Rob Harrell

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

Chirp by Kate Messner

The Best At It by Maulik Pancholy

Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat

Katie the Catsitter by Colleen A.F. Venable and Stephanie Yue

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson



Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi

Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

Legendborn by Tracey Deonn

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir by Robin Ha

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez

The Loop by Ben Oliver

Game Changer by Neal Shusterman

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Check, Please by Ngozi Ukazu

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