The biggest awards in children's and young adult literature were announced this morning from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia. There is always a lot of excitement surrounding these awards, as there are no nominees and no finalists to mull over before the announcement of the winners and honor books.
The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson was the big winner of the day taking home multiple awards including the prestigious Caldecott Medal for illustration. New Kid by Jerry Craft also came in with multiple wins, including the Coretta Scott King award for text and the Newbery Medal for children's literature, breaking new ground as the first graphic novel to win this award. Below are more winners and honor books; congratulations to all of these fantastic authors and illustrators who gave us such amazing new children's books to share with young readers in 2019 and beyond.
WINNER: The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
- Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris, illustrated by
- Double Bass Blues by Andrea J. Loney, illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez
- Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Daniel Minter
WINNER: New Kid by Jerry Craft
- The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
- Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker
- Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
- Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
WINNER: Stop! Bot! by James Yang
- Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot! by Cece Bell
- Flubby Is Not a Good Pet! by J.E. Morris
- The Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli
WINNER FOR TEXT: Sal and Gabby Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
WINNER FOR ILLUSTRATION: Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael López
- There are three honor books for illustration selected this year, including ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market by Raúl the Third III
- There are four honor books for text selected this year, including Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes
WINNER FOR ILLUSTRATION: The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
WINNER FOR TEXT: New Kid by Jerry Craft
- There are three honor books for illustration selected this year, including Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o, illustrated by Vashti Harrison.
- There are three honor books for text selected this year, including Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds.
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