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Have You Heard?

by Dawn S | Feb 13, 2018
Have you heard the news? Yesterday the American Library Association announced the 2018 winners of the Youth Media Awards.
Take a look!

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Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

Wolf in the Snow

illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell is the 2018 Caldecott Medal winner. The book was published by Feiwel and Friends, an Imprint of Macmillan.

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John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:

Hello, Universe

written by Erin Entrada Kelly, is the 2018 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

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Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets illustrated by Ekua Holmes, is the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner. The book is written by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderly and Marjory Wentworth and published by Candlewick Press.
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Piecing Me Together
written by Renée Watson, is the Coretta Scott King Author Award winner. The book is published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books.
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Pura Belpré Awards honoring Latino writers and illustrators whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience:

La Princesa and the Pea

illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, is the Belpré Illustrator Award winner. The book was written by Susan Middleton Elya and published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC

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Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children:

Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961

written by Larry Dane Brimner, is the Sibert Award winner. The book is published by Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights.

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Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished book for beginning readers is:

Charlie & Mouse

written by Laurel Snyder and illustrated by Emily Hughes. The book is published by Chronicle Books.

For a complete list or award winners, visit the ALA's news release page.

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