Caldecott Medal Winner

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

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  • The Undefeated

    Written by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
    Kadir Nelson’s rich illustrations amplify Kwame Alexander’s poetic tribute to the resiliency, strength, and perseverance of the historical and present-day Black experience. Gripping, realistic oil portraits use light and forward movement to portray the deep humanity and contributions of Black brilliance in America.

Honor Books

  • Bear Came Along illustrated by LeUyen Pham, written by Richard T. Morris
  • Double Bass Blues illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez, written by Andrea J. Loney
  • Going Down Home With Daddy, illustrated by Daniel Minter, written by Kelly Starling Lyons

Newbery Medal Winner

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

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  • New Kid

    Written by Jerry Craft
    Jordan Banks can’t help seeing privilege when he transfers to Riverdale Academy Day School for seventh grade. As one of the few African American students in the school, he regularly deals with racism and microaggressions. Craft creates an intimate, relatable world inviting readers in, and holds them there.

    “This distinct, timely, and honest story respects children and gives its readers a glimpse into what it means to be other,” said Newbery Medal Committee Chair Krishna Grady.

Honor Books

  • The Undefeated, written by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
  • Scary Stories for Young Foxes, written by Christian McKay Heidicker, illustrated by Junyi Wu
  • Other Words for Home, written by Jasmine Warga, published by Balzer + Bray
  • Genesis Begins Again, written by Alicia D. Williams

Geisel Medal Winner

The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

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  • Stop! Bot!

    Written by James Yang
    When a child loses control of a flying bot, a diverse group of apartment residents attempt to stop it.  As the bot drifts up each floor of the skyscraper, the tenants try creative and extreme strategies to no avail; leading up to a surprise rooftop captor and an ingenious rescue. Yang’s playful, digital art centers action with emotive faces and masterful illustrations in a vertical book. The illustrations pair effectively with black speech bubbles with bold white font while the short sentences respect a child’s eye span of a few words per line; overall providing exemplary support for beginning readers.

Honor Books

  • Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot! written and illustrated by Cece Bell
  • Flubby Is Not a Good Pet! written and illustrated by J.E. Morris
  • The Book Hog, written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

Irma Black Medal Winner

The Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature (Irma Black Award) goes to an outstanding book for young children—a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole. The Irma Black Award is unusual in that children are the final judges of the winning book.

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  • The Crayon Man: The True Story Of The Invention Of Crayola Crayons

    Written by Natascha Biebow
    Here’s the true story of an inventor who so loved nature’s vibrant colors that he found a way to bring the outside world to children – in a bright green box for only a nickel! With experimentation, and a special knack for listening, Edwin Binney and his dynamic team at Crayola created one of the world’s most enduring, best-loved childhood toys – empowering children to dream in COLOR!

Honor Books

  • Rocket Says Look Up by Nathan Bryon; illustrated by Dapo Adeola
  • Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry; illustrated by Vashti Harrison
  • The Most Terrible of All by Muon Thi Van and Matt Mye

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