2018 Newbery and Caldecott Winners

The John Newbery Medal and Randolph Caldecott Medal winners, along with the Honor books, have been announced! I already placed them on reserve at my local library. Of course, now that these books are famous, it will be much harder to find them!

John Newbery Medal
Awarded for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature.
This one’s for the authors!
Winner: Hello, Universe by Erin Estrada Kelly

Honor: Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes

Honor: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Honor: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson


Randolph Caldecott Medal
Awarded for the most distinguished American picture book for children.
This one’s for the illustrators!

Winner: Wold in the Snow illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell

Honor: Big Cat, little cat illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper

Honor: Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut illustrated by Gordon C. James

Honor: A Different Pond illustrated by Thi Bui

Honor: Grand Canyon illustrated and written by Jason Chin

Congratulations to all the winners!