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Award Winners

Book Awards for Children

CALDECOTT MEDAL, most distinguished American picture book for children.

Big by Vashti Harrison

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

The Eyes & the Impossible by Dave Eggers


Invasion of the Unicorns by David Biedrzyski

Lou by Breanna Carzoo

Cornbread & Poppy by Matthew Cordell

Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Easy

Destiny Finds Her Way: How a Rescued Baby Sloth Learned to Be Wild by Margarita Engle

Norman Didn’t Do It! (Yes, He Did.) by Ryan T. Higgins

Rise to the Sky: How the World’s Tallest Trees Grow Up by Rebecca E. Hirsch

I Am the Shark by Joan Holub

There’s a Ghost in This House by Oliver Jeffers

Every Night is Pizza Night by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Dragon Bones: The Fantastic Fossil Discoveries of Mary Anning by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Our Planet! There’s No Place Like Earth by Stacy McAnulty

Grandpa Grumps by Katrina Moore

Hidden Animal Colors by Jane Park

Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots by Michael Rex

Jackie and the Mona Lisa by Debbie Rovin Murphy

Tig and Lily: Tiger Trouble by Dan Thompson

Big Truck, Little Island by Chris Van Dusen

Gibberish by Young Vo

Wildfire! by Ashley Wolff


Odder by Katherine Applegate

Shine On, Luz Veliz! by Revecca Balcarcel

Isaiah Dunn is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist

Caves by Nell Cross Beckerman

The Girl in the Lake by India Hill Brown

Marshmallow & Jordan by Alina Chau

Just Right Jillian by Nicole D. Collier

Washed Ashore: Making Art from Ocean Plastic by Kelly Crull

Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez

Killer Underwear Invasion! How to Spot Fake News, Disinformation & Conspiracy Theories by Elise Gravel

Blips on a Screen: How Ralph Baer Invented TV Video Gaming and Launched a Worldwide Obsession by Kate Hannigan

King of the Ice by Kelly Lyons

Not If I Can Help It by Carolyn Mackler

Boardwalk Babies by Marissa Moss

Frizzy by Clarible A. Ortega

Garlic & the Vampire by Bree Paulsen

The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaron Reynolds

Air by Monica Roe

Weird Kid by Greg Van Eekhout

Wretched Waterpark by Kiersten White


The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros

Starfish by Lisa Fipps

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs

A Duet for Home by Karina Yan Glaser

Alias Anna: A True Story of Outwitting the Nazis by Susan Hood & Greg Dawson

The Fort by Gordon Korman

Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd

The Lost Year by Katherine Marsh

A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll

How to Become a Planet by Nicole Melleby

Muhammad Najem, War Reporter by Muhammad Najem

Lasagna Means I Love You by Kate O’Shaughnessy

Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega

Seen and Unseen: What Dorthea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration by Elizabeth Partridge and Lauren Tamaki

A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat

The Golden Hour by Niki Smith

Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie Smith

The Tryout by Christina Soontornvat & Joanna Cacao

A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga


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