The 2018 winners of the Caldecott, Newbery & Printz awards

The American Library Association (ALA) have announced their top books for children and young adults, including the influential Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards.

The winners include…

Winner of the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

Winners of the Coretta Scott King Book Award recognizing an African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults:
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson (author)
Out of Wonder illustrated by Ekua Holmes (illustrator)

Winners of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award to affirm new talent:
The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore (author)
Mama Africa! How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song illustrated by Charly Palmer (illustrator)

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Winners of the Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience:
Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say (for ages 0 to 8)
Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green (for ages 9-13)
You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner (for ages 14-18)

Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States:
The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius (translated by Peter Graves)

Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished book for beginning readers:
Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder & Emily Hughes

Winner of the William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:
Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman

Find the full list of 2018 winners and finalists against all Prize categories here.

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

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