Youth Media Awards Announced!

All the big book award winners were announced Monday morning from the American Library Association Mid Winter Conference and I am SO excited! And the winners were …

  • Caldecott (best illustrations): Wolf in the Snow illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell
  • Newbery (best book for children): Hello, Universe written by Erin Entrada Kelly
  • Sibert (best informational book): Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 written by Larry Dane Brimner
  • Coretta Scott King book award (for an African-American author): Piecing Me Together written by Renée Watson
  • Coretta Scott King illustrator award (for an African-American illustrator): Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets illustrated by Ekua Holmes
  • Giesel Award (beginning reader): Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder

Pictured here: the 2018 Caldecott Winner, Wolf in the Snow. To see the full list of award winners see here.

Wescott 3rd & 5th grade students completed a Caldecott unit this school year. After looking at many past winners, students made their own predictions about which book would win this year.  Students even had the opportunity to Skype with Ashley Waring, former Caldecott committee member, to learn all about the awards process.



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