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ALA Award Winners

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.

The 2019 Youth Media Awards were announced on January 29.

Browse this year's winners below or go straight to the 2019 Newbery Winner, 2019 Caldecott Winner, or 2019 Printz Award Winner! For the full list, or to learn more about each award, visit the ALA's website. If you're looking for the Odyssey Awards for best audiobook recordings, check out our digital audiobooks!

 

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Merci Suárez Changes Gears Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690496
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Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018
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2019 Newbery Medalist


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The Night Diary Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735228511
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Published: Kokila - March 6th, 2018
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2019 Newbery Honor Book


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The Book of Boy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062686206
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 6th, 2018
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2019 Newbery Honor Book


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Hello Lighthouse Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316362382
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018
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2019 Caldecott Medalist


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A Big Mooncake for Little Star Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316404488
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2018
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2019 Caldecott Honor Book


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Alma and How She Got Her Name Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763693558
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Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018
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2019 Caldecott Honor Book


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The Rough Patch Cover Image
By Brian Lies, Brian Lies (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062671271
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Published: Greenwillow Books - August 14th, 2018
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2019 Caldecott Honor Book


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Thank You, Omu! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431248
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018
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2019 Caldecott Honor Book & 2019 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner


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The Poet X Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662804
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Published: HarperTeen - March 6th, 2018
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2019 Printz Award Winner & 2019 Pura Belpré Author Award Winner


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Damsel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062742322
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 2nd, 2018
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2019 Printz Honor Book


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A Heart in a Body in the World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481415200
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Published: Simon Pulse - September 18th, 2018
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2019 Printz Honor Book


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I, Claudia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781512448467
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Published: Carolrhoda Lab (R) - October 2018
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2019 Printz Honor Book


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Darius the Great Is Not Okay Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552963
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Published: Dial Books - August 28th, 2018
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2019 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner & 2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature Winner


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The Stuff of Stars Cover Image
By Marion Dane Bauer, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763678838
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Published: Candlewick - September 4th, 2018
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2019 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner


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A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544785137
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Published: Clarion Books - January 2nd, 2018
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2019 Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner


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Monday's Not Coming Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062422675
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 22nd, 2018
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2019 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award Winner


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Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018
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2019 Stonewall Award Winner


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Hurricane Child Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129304
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018
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2019 Stonewall Award Winner


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Dreamers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823440559
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018
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2019 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner


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Fox the Tiger (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062398673
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Published: Balzer + Bray - August 14th, 2018
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2019 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner


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The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544717138
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 20th, 2018
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2019 Robert F. Sibert Award Winner


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The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781328810151
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2018
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2019 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Winner


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Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763696047
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Published: Candlewick - April 3rd, 2018
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2019 Schneider Family Young Children's Book Award Winner


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The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062491435
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 23rd, 2018
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2019 Schneider Family Middle Grade Book Award Winner


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Anger Is a Gift: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250167026
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Published: Tor Teen - May 22nd, 2018
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2019 Schneider Family Teen Book Award Winner


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Drawn Together Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484767603
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 5th, 2018
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2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Picture Book Winner


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Front Desk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338157796
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 29th, 2018
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2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Children's Literature Winner


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All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah Cover Image
By Emily Jenkins, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399554193
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 11th, 2018
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2019 Sydney Taylor Younger Readers Book Award Winner


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Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419731402
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 25th, 2018
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2019 Sydney Taylor Older Readers Book Award Winner


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What the Night Sings Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524700386
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 20th, 2018
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2019 Sydney Taylor Teen Readers Book Award Winner