Although the awards started at 9 am CST, there are a lot of awards given. The Caldecott happened at 9:55 and the Newbery happened at 10 am. I learned this from the first time I had a class watch it live... and we sat and sat and sat. Now I know that the most famous awards happen at the end. When they get to the Laura Ingalls Wilder award, you know it's getting close!
Without further ado, here are the books I just purchased for our classroom.
John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature: “Hello, Universe” written by Erin Entrada Kelly, is the 2018 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Three Newbery Honor Books also were named: “Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut,” written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James and published by Bolden, an Agate Imprint, a Denene Millner Book; “Long Way Down,” written by Jason Reynolds and published by Atheneum, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, a Caitlyn Dlouhy Book and “Piecing Me Together,” written by Renée Watson and published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books.
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children: “Wolf in the Snow,” illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell is the 2018 Caldecott Medal winner. The book was published by Feiwel and Friends, an Imprint of Macmillan.
Four Caldecott Honor Books also were named: “Big Cat, little cat,” illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper and published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership; “Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut,” illustrated by Gordon C. James, written by Derrick Barnes, and published by Bolden, an Agate Imprint, a Denene Millner Book; “A Different Pond,” illustrated by Thi Bui, written by Bao Phi and published by Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint and “Grand Canyon,” illustrated and written by Jason Chin, a Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership.
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