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Book Awards for Children

CALDECOTT MEDAL, most distinguished American picture book for children.

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Caldecott Medal goes to 'Hot Dog' and Newbery is awarded to 'Freewater' : NPR

Hot Dog by Doug Salati

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

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Amazon.com: Freewater eBook : Luqman-Dawson, Amina: Kindle Store

Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson

MONARCH AWARD, Grades K-3

Avocado Asks: What Am I? by Momoko Abe

Avocado Asks: What Am I?: 9781408358221: Amazon.com: Books

There’s a Skeleton Inside You? by Idan Ben-Barak

There's a Skeleton Inside You! - Kindle edition by Ben-Barak, Idan, Frost, Julian. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us by Lauren Castillo

Our Friend Hedgehog | Penguin Random House Elementary Education

Swashby and the Sea by Beth Ferry

Swashby And The Sea - Booksource

Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin

Not Quite Snow White - Booksource

Capybara is Friends with Everyone by Maddie Frost

Capybara Is Friends with Everyone: Frost, Maddie, Frost, Maddie: 9780063021020: Amazon.com: Books

How to Find a Fox by Kate Gardner

How to Find a Fox by Kate Gardner | Hachette Book Group

Stormy: A Story About Finding a Forever Home by Guojing

Stormy: A Story About Finding a Forever Home: Guojing: 9781524771768: Amazon.com: Books

Set Your Alarm, Sloth: More Advice for Troubled Animals from Dr. Glider by Jess Keating

Set Your Alarm, Sloth!: More Advice for Troubled Animals from Dr. Glider: Keating, Jess, Oswald, Pete: 9781338239898: Amazon.com: Books

Ducks Run Amok! by J.E. Morris

Ducks Run Amok!: 9780593222911: Morris, J. E., Morris, J. E.: Books - Amazon.com

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

Sulwe: Nyong'o, Lupita, Harrison, Vashti: 9781534425361: Amazon.com: Books

Meesha Makes Friends by Tom Percival

Meesha Makes Friends: A Big Bright Feelings Book by Tom Percival - The Feminist Shop

Pizza: A Slice of History by Greg Pizzoli

Pizza! by Greg Pizzoli

Ship in a Bottle by Andrew Prahin

This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth by Sean Rubin

Amazon.com: This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth (Audible Audio Edition): Sean Rubin, Jennifer Ceci, Macmillan Young Listeners: Books

Chez Bob by Bob Shea

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Mel Fell by Corey R. Tabor

Mel Fell

Ogilvy by Deborah Underwood

Ogilvy (Hardcover)

Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler

Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler | Goodreads

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Todd Sturgell

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BLUESTEM AWARD, Grades 3-5

Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron

Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book by Keila Dawson

Maya and the Robot by Eve L. Ewing

Long Distance by Whitney Gardner

Ahmed Aziz’s Epic Year by Nina Hamza

The Only Woman in the Photo: Frances Perkins & Her New Deal for America by Kathleen Krull

allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd

Everything Awesome About Sharks and Other Underwater Creatures by Mike Lowery

Shelter by Christie Matheson

Chunky by Yehudi Mercado

The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Pollution Problem by Colleen Paeff

The Unforgettable Logan Foster by Shawn Peters

The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field by Scott Riley

The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom by Matthew Swanson

The Elephants Come Home by Kim Tomsic

Katie the Catsitter by Colleen Venable

Ways to Make Sunshine by Renee Watson

New From Here by Kelly Yang

 

REBECCA CAUDILL AWARD, Grades 4-8

Stamped (For Kids) by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi, adapted by Sonja Cherry-Paul

Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You: Cherry-Paul, Sonja, Reynolds, Jason, Kendi, Ibram X., Baker, Rachelle: 9780316167581: Amazon.com: Books

My Life in the Fish Tank by Barbara Dee

My Life in the Fish Tank: Dee, Barbara: 9781534432338: Amazon.com: Books

Frankie & Bug by Gayle Forman

Frankie & Bug | Book by Gayle Forman | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Alone by Megan E. Freeman

ALONE by author Megan E. Freeman

Ahmed Aziz’s Epic Year by Nina Hamza

Ahmed Aziz's Epic Year - Kindle edition by Hamza, Nina. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

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

Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland

Ophie's Ghosts: Ireland, Justina: 9780062915894: Amazon.com: Books

Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca

Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca | Goodreads

The Unforgettable Logan Foster by Shawn Peters

The Unforgettable Logan Foster #1 – HarperCollins

City Spies by James Ponti

City Spies | Book by James Ponti | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

A Game of Fox & Squirrels by Jenn Reese & Jessica Roux

A Game of Fox & Squirrels

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan | Goodreads

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys: 9781984836038 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown by Steve Sheinkin

Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown - Kindle edition by Sheinkin, Steve. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Barakah Beats by Maleeha Siddiqui

Barakah Beats: 9781338702064: Siddiqui, Maleeha: Books - Amazon.com

A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat

A Wish in the Dark: Soontornvat, Christina: 9781536204940: Amazon.com: Books

The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga

The Shape of Thunder: Warga, Jasmine: 9780062956675: Amazon.com: Books

Turtle Boy by M. Evan Wolkenstein

Turtle Boy: Wolkenstein, M. Evan: 9780593121597: Amazon.com: Books

Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee

Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa Yee: 9781984830272 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

City of Dragons 1: The Awakening Storm by Jaimal Yogis & Vivan Truong

The Awakening Storm: A Graphic Novel (City of Dragons #1): Yogis, Jaimal, Truong, Vivian: 9781338660425: Amazon.com: Books

 

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