Award Lists

2017 Award Winners for Children's Literature

 

Newbery Medal
"most outstanding contribution to children's literature"

--The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

 

Caldecott Medal
"most distinguished American picture book for children"

--Radiant Child: The Story of Yound Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat written and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe

   

Coretta Scott King Awards
African-American author and illustrator

--Author award: March: Book Three written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

--Illustrator award: Radiant Child: The Story of Yound Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat written and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe

   

Pura Belpre Awards
Latino writer and illustrator "whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience"

--Illustrator: Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist
(honor book) illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh, written by Susan Wood

--Author: Juana & Lucas written by Juana Medina

   

Stonewall Book Awards
Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award for "books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience"

--Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor written by Rick Riordan

--If I was your Girl written by Meredith Russo

   

Schneider Family Book Awards
"books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience"

--Children's book: Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Boris Kulikov

--Middle School books:

As Brave as You written by Jason Reynolds

   

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
beginning reader book

--We are Growing! written and illustrated by Laurie Keller

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
informational books for children

--March: Book Three written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin