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CALDECOTT MEDAL, most distinguished American picture book for children.

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Watercress: Wang, Andrea, Chin, Jason: 9780823446247: Amazon.com: Books

Watercress, illustrated by Jason Chin, written by Andrea Wang

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

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Amazon.com: The Last Cuentista: 9781646140893: Higuera, Donna Barba: Books

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

MONARCH AWARD, Grades K-3

Doggo and Pupper by Katherine Applegate

Amazon.com: Doggo and Pupper (Doggo and Pupper, 1): 9781250620972: Applegate, Katherine, Alder, Charlie: Books

Are You a Cheeseburger? by Monica Arnaldo

Are You a Cheeseburger?: Arnaldo, Monica, Arnaldo, Monica: 9780063003941: Amazon.com: Books

Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña

Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña: 9780399549083 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

The Magical Yet by Angela DiTerlizzi

The Magical Yet (The Magical Yet, 1): DiTerlizzi, Angela, Alvarez, Lorena, Alvarez, Lorena: 9781368025621: Amazon.com: Books

Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals by Katy Duffield

Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals: Duffield, Katy S., Orodán, Mike: 9781534465794: Amazon.com: Books

Amira’s Picture Day by Reem Faruqi

Amira's Picture Day: Faruqi, Reem, Azim, Fahmida: 9780823440191: Amazon.com: Books

Bodies Are Cool by Tyler Feder

Amazon.com: Bodies Are Cool: 9780593112625: Feder, Tyler, Feder, Tyler: Books

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

Don't Hug Doug: (He Doesn't Like It): Finison, Carrie, Wiseman, Daniel: 9781984813022: Amazon.com: Books

Friday Night Wrestlefest by J.F. Fox

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

I See Sea Food: Sea Creatures That Look Like Food - Kindle edition by Grodzicki, Jenna. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

What About Worms!? by Ryan T. Higgins

What About Worms!? (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!, 7): Higgins, Ryan, Willems, Mo: 9781368045735: Amazon.com: Books

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho

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What If, Pig? by Linzie Hunter

Hunter, Linzie, Hunter, Linzie

The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar

The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh: Kelkar, Supriya, Marley, Alea, Singh, Simran Jeet: 9781454931843: Amazon.com: Books

How to Apologize by David LaRochelle

How to Apologize: LaRochelle, David, Wohnoutka, Mike: 9781536209440: Amazon.com: Books

Lift by Minh Lê

Lift: Lê, Minh, Santat, Dan: 9781368036924: Amazon.com: Books

Saturday by Oge Mora

Saturday: Mora, Oge: 9780316431279: Amazon.com: Books

Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed

Bilal Cooks Daal: Saeed, Aisha, Syed, Anoosha: 9781534418103: Amazon.com: Books

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

Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters: Slade, Suzanne, Tate, Don: 9780275952938: Amazon.com: Books

Except Antarctica by Todd Sturgell

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BLUESTEM AWARD, Grades 3-5

Eva Evergreen: Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe

Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch (Eva Evergreen, 1): Abe, Julie: 9780316493888: Amazon.com: Books

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

The Spirit of Springer: The Real-Life Rescue of an Orphaned Orca: Abler, Amanda, Hastings, Levi: 9781632172129: Amazon.com: Books

The Last Human by Lee Bacon

Amazon.com: The Last Human: 9781419736919: Bacon, Lee: Books

Mac B. Spy: Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett

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

Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball: Bryant, Jen, Morrison, Frank: 9781419741081: Amazon.com: Books

Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter

Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor - Kindle edition by Carter, Ally. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Shirley Chisholm is a Verb! by Veronica Chambers

Shirley Chisholm Is a Verb by Veronica Chambers: 9780803730892 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

The Losers Club by Andrew Clements

The Losers Club: Clements, Andrew: 9780399557552: Amazon.com: Books

A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

A Thousand Questions: Faruqi, Saadia: 9780062943200: Amazon.com: Books

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

The Amelia Six (Amelia Earhart): Gray, Kristin L.: 9781534418851: Amazon.com: Books

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

History Comics: The Great Chicago Fire: Rising From the Ashes: Hannigan, Kate, Graudins, Alex: 9781250174253: Amazon.com: Books

The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L Holm

The Lion of Mars: Holm, Jennifer L.: 9780593121818: Amazon.com: Books

Twins by Varian Johnson

Twins: A Graphic Novel (Twins #1) (1): Johnson, Varian, Wright, Shannon: 9781338236132: Amazon.com: Books

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

Song for a Whale: Kelly, Lynne: 9781524770235: Amazon.com: Books

Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte

Measuring Up: LaMotte, Lily, Xu, Ann: 9780062973863: Amazon.com: Books

Glitch by Laura Martin

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Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn

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Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson & Kwame Alexander

Amazon.com: Becoming Muhammad Ali: 9780275955243: Patterson, James, Alexander, Kwame, Anyabwile, Dawud: Books

Tune It Out by Jamie Sumner

Amazon.com: Tune It Out: 9781534457003: Sumner, Jamie: Books

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford

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REBECCA CAUDILL AWARD, Grades 4-8

Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations, 1): Alston, B. B.: 9780062975164: Amazon.com: Books

A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner

A High Five for Glenn Burke: Bildner, Phil: 9780374312732: Amazon.com: Books

The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman

The Blackbird Girls: Blankman, Anne: 9781984837356: Amazon.com: Books

The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden

The Benefits of Being an Octopus - Kindle edition by Braden, Ann. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Fighting Words: Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker: 9781984815682: Amazon.com: Books

Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

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Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros

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The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert

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The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas

The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez: Cuevas, Adrianna: 9780374313609: Amazon.com: Books

Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie

Scritch Scratch: A Ghost Story: Currie, Lindsay

A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

A Thousand Questions: Faruqi, Saadia: 9780062943200: Amazon.com: Books

Wink by Rob Harrell

Wink: Harrell, Rob

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed

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This is Your Brain on Stereotypes by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes: How Science Is Tackling Unconscious Bias: Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, Shannon, Drew: 9781525300165: Amazon.com: Books

Chirp by Kate Messner

Chirp: Messner, Kate: 9781547605705: Amazon.com: Books

The Best At It by Maulik Pancholy

Amazon.com: The Best at It: 9780062866417: Pancholy, Maulik: Books

Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Black Brother, Black Brother: Rhodes, Jewell Parker: 9780316493802: Amazon.com: Books

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

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team: Soontornvat, Christina: 9781536209457: Amazon.com: Books

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

Amazon.com: Katie the Catsitter: 9780593306321: Venable, Colleen AF, Yue, Stephanie: Books

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

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