2017 AWARD WINNERS

The John Newbery Medal was named for an 18th century British bookseller.  It is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

2017 Winner

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

2017 Honor Books

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

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

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

 

 

The Randolph Caldecott Medal was named in honor of a 19th century English illustrator.  It is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

2017 Winner

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat written and illustrated by Javala Steptoet

2017 Honor Books

Leave Me Alone! written and illustrated by Vera Brosgol

Freedom in Congo Square written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Du Iz Tak? written and illustrated by Carson Ellis

They All Saw a Cat written and illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

 

 

The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English, in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.

2017 Winner

Cry, Heart, But Never Break written by Glenn Ringtved, illustrated by Charlotte Pardi, translated from Danish by Robert Moulthrop

2017 Honor Books

Over the Ocean written and illustrated by Taro Gomi, translated from Japanese Taylor Norman

As Time Went By written and illustrated by Jose Sanabria, translated from Spanish by Audry Hall

The Ballad of a Broken Nose written by Arne Svingen, translated from Norwegian by Kari Dickson

 

 

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.

2017 Author Winner

March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

2017 Illustrator Winner

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat written and illustrated by Javala Steptoet

2017 Honor Books

As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds

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

Freedom in Congo Square written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

In Plain Sight written by Richard Jackson and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

 

 

The Schneider Family Book Award honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies and artistic expression of the disability experience for children.

2017 Children’s Winner

Six Dots: A story of Young Louis Braille written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Boris Kulikov

 

 

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States.

2017 Winner

March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

2017 Honor Books

Giant Squid written by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Eric Rohmann

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story written by Caren Stelson

Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II written by Al;bert Marrin

We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Flight for Desegregation written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

 

 

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.

2017 Winner

We Are Growing: A Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie Like Reading! Book written by Laurie Keller

2017 Honor Books

Goodnight Owl written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli

Quick, Run! An Alphabet Caper written and illustrated by Mike Twohy

Go Otto Go! written and illustrated by David Milgrim

The Infamous Ratsos written by Kara LaReau and illustrated by Matt Myers