2018 ALA Award Winners

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

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




And Nina LaCour has won the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award for We Are Okay

The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults: Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers 

The William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens was given to The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Pura  Belpre (Author) Award: Ruth Behar’s Lucky Broken Girl

Pura Belpre (Illustrator) Award: La Princesa and the Pea, written by Susan Middleton Elya

Coretta Scott King (Author) Honor Book: Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Honor Books: Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, written by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderly and Marjory Wentworth

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award: Charlie & Mouse


Robert F. Sibert Medal: Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner

For a full list of the winners, here is a Publisher’s Weekly article HERE.