2017 Newbery and Caldecott Winners

The John Newbery Medal and Randolph Caldecott Medal winners, along with the Honor books, have been announced. I always love seeing what made the cut and then quickly going to my library account to reserve these books.

John Newbery Medal
Awarded for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature.
This one’s for the authors!


Winner:The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill


Honor: Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves,
Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan


Honor: The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or The Three Magical
Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz


Honor: Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

 Randolph Caldecott Medal

Awarded for the most distinguished American picture book for children.
This one’s for the illustrators!Image 2-12-17 at 1.48 PM

Winner: Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat illustrated and written by Javanka Steptoe


Honor: Leave Me Alone! illustrated and written by Vera Brosgol
Honor: Freedom in Congo Square illustrated
by R. Gregory Christie and written by
Carole Boston Weatherford
Honor: Du Iz Tak? illustrated and written by Carson Ellis

Honor: They All Saw a Cat illustrated and written by Brendan Wenzel