2018 Youth Media Award Winners

The American Library Association (ALA) recently announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards—at its Midwinter Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Congratultions to these award winners:


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

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


Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognizing an African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults, Newberry Honor


Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award to affirm new talent

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Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults


Pura Belpré Awards for children’s books that best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience
Pura Belpre Illustrator Award Winner


Pura Belpre Author Award Winner


William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens, King Author Honor, Printz Honor, Odyssey Award Winner

While we wait for the publishers to print more copies of some of the winners, be sure to check out these honorees currently in stock:


Newbery Honor, King Author Honor, Printz Honor Book; Odyssey Honor Audiobook


Caldecott Honor Book


Belpré Author Honor Book


YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Winner, Printz Honor Book


Stonewall Book Award–Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award Winner


King Author Honor Book


Belpré Illustrator Honor Books


William C. Morris Award Finalist

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We also have a selection of books by Jacqueline Woodson, 2018 winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award that honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. Her award-winning works include Brown Girl DreamingAfter Tupac & D Foster, Locomotion, and Show Way.