2018 American Library Association Youth Media Award Winners

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Earlier this morning, the American Library Association released its list of Youth Media Award winners! 

Here are some of the more popular awards for children: 

John Newbery Medal

The most outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Hello, Universe written by Erin Entrada Kelly

Randolph Caldecott Medal

The most distinguished American picture book for children

Wolf in the Snow illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell

Coretta Scott King Book Award

Recognizing an African-American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.


Piecing Me Together written by Renée Watson


Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets illustrated by Ekula Holmes

Schneider Family Book Award

Books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.

Young Children

Silent Days, Silent Dreams written & illustrated by Allen Say

Middle Grade

Macy MacMillan and the Rainbow Goddess written by Shari Green

Pura Belpré Award


Lucky Broken Girl written by Ruth Behar


La Princesa and the Pea illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

Most distinguished informational book for children.

Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 written by Larry Dane Brimmer

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award 

Most distinguished beginning reader book

Charlie & Mouse written by Laurel Snyder and illustrated by Emily Hughes