Youth Media Awards

February 12, 2018

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

"Hello Universe" by Erin Entrada Kelly

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

“Wolf in the Snow,” illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell

Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognizing African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults:

“Piecing Me Together,” written by Renée Watson
“Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets,” illustrated by Ekua Holmes, is the King Illustrator Award winner. The book is written by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderly and Marjory Wentworth and published by Candlewick Press.

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.
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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

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

“Charlie & Mouse,” written by Laurel Snyder and illustrated by Emily Hughes
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