The Girl Who Drank the Moon is the Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal

January 24th, 2017 by Matt - Children's Librarian in Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

The American Library Association has revealed the best books written for kids and teens in 2016 with the announcement of the winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and other Youth Media Awards. If you’re looking for a new book for 2017, this is a great place to start…

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature
Newbery Honor Books

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Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children
Caldecott Honor Books
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African-American author of outstanding books for children and young adults
  • March: Book Three – Written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and Illustrated by Nate Powell
King (Author) Honor Books
Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award recognizing an African-American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults
King (Illustrator) Honor Books
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award
Coretta Scott King/Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults
  • March: Book Three – Written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and Illustrated by Nate Powell
Printz Honor Books
Schneider Family Book Award for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience
Alex Awards for the best adult books that appeal to teen audiences
Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award 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
Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults
2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award recognizing an author, critic, librarian, historian or teacher of children’s literature, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site
Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an 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
Batchelder Honor Books
Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults
Odyssey Honor Audiobooks
  • Ghost – Written by Jason Reynolds and Narrated by Guy Lockard
  • Dream On, Amber – Written by Emma Shevah and Narrated by Laura Kirman
  • Nimona – Written by Noelle Stevenson and Narrated by Rebecca Soler, Jonathan Davis, Marc Thompson, January LaVoy, Natalie Gold, Peter Bradbury, and David Pittu
Pura Belpre Author Award honoring a Latino writer whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience
Belpre Author Honor Books
Pura Belpre Illustrator Award honoring a Latino illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience
Belpre Illustrator Honor Books
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children
  • March: Book Three – Written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and Illustrated by Nate Powell
Sibert Honor Books
Stonewall Book Award given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience
Stonewall Honor Books
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for the most distinguished beginning reader book
Geisel Honor Books
William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens
Morris Award Finalists
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
  • March: Book Three – Written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and Illustrated by Nate Powell
YALSA Award for Excellence Finalists

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