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Resources for Award-winning Books and Authors of 2018

Get to know the latest award-winning books with exclusive primary source recordings that introduce students to authentic writing and research processes. Ready-to-use instructional materials are also available.

Beyond the 15 awards featured below, explore resources for all of the recent award winners from the United States and Canada.

Listen to Erin Entrada Kelly, 2018 Newbery Medal Winner
Hello, Universe

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Erin Entrada Kelly

Listen to Erin Entrada Kelly discuss Hello, Universe (HarperCollins)


All Newbery Medal resources

Listen to Matthew Cordell, 2018 Caldecott Medal Winner
Wolf in the Snow

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell

Listen to Matthew Cordell discuss Wolf in the Snow (Macmillan)


All Caldecott Medal resources

Listen to Renée Watson, 2018 Coretta Scott King Book Award Winner and Newbery Medal Honoree
Piecing Me Together

Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson

Renée Watson

Listen to Renée Watson discuss Piecing Me Together (Bloomsbury)


All Coretta Scott King Book Award resources
All Newbery Medal resources

Enjoy Jason Reynolds, 2018 Printz Award Honoree, Walter Dean Myers Award Winner, and honoree of two other major awards
Long Way Down

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds

Read Jason Reynolds' guest blog post "All Voices Matter" on the power of language and Long Way Down (Simon and Schuster)

All Printz Award resources
All Walter Dean Myers Award resources
All Coretta Scott King Book Award resources
All Newbery Medal resources

Listen to Xelena Gonzalez and Adriana M. Garcia, 2018 Pura Belpré and American Indian Youth Literature Award Honorees
All Around Us

All Around Us by Xelena Gonzalez and Adriana M. Garcia

Xelena Gonzalez Adriana M. Garcia

Listen to Xelena Gonzalez and Adriana M. Garcia discuss All Around Us (Cinco Puntos)


All Pura Belpré Award resources
All American Indian Youth Literature Award resources

Listen to June Jo Lee, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, and Man One, 2018 Sibert and Orbis Pictus Honorees
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by June Jo Lee, Jacqueline Martin Briggs and Man One

June Jo Lee Jacqueline Martin Briggs Man One

Listen to June Jo Lee, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, and Man One discuss Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix (Readers to Eaters)

All Orbis Pictus Award resources
All Sibert Medal Award resources

Listen to Dashka Slater, 2018 Stonewall Award Winner and YALSA Nonfiction Award Finalist
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed Their Lives

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater

Dashka Slater

Listen to Dashka Slater discuss The 57 Bus (Macmillan)


All Stonewall Book Award resources
All YALSA Nonfiction Award resources

Listen to Laurel Snyder, 2018 Geisel Award Winner
Charlie & Mouse

Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder

Laurel Snyder

Listen to Laurel Snyder discuss Charlie & Mouse (Disney-Hyperion)


All Theodore Seuss Geisel Award resources

Listen to Bao Phi and Thi Bui, 2018 Asian/Pacific American Award Winners and honorees of 2 other major awards
A Different Pond

A Different Pond by Bao Phi and Thi Bui

Bao Phi Thi Bui

Listen to Bao Phi and Thi Bui discuss A Different Pond (Capstone)


All Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature resources
All Charlotte Zolotow Award resources
All Caldecott Medal resources

Engage with Angie Thomas, 2017 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner and Kirkus Prize Finalist, 2018 Morris Award Winner, and honoree of 2 other major awards
The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas

Read The Hate U Give (HarperCollins) with this extensive vocabulary list

All Morris Award resources
All Boston Globe-Horn Book Award resources
All Printz Award resources
All Coretta Scott King Book Award resources
All Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature Award resources

Listen to Deborah Heiligman, 2018 YALSA Nonfiction Award and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner and Printz Honoree
Vincent and Theo

Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman

Deborah Heiligman

Listen to Deborah Heiligman discuss Vincent and Theo (Macmillan)

All YALSA Nonfiction Award resources
All Boston Globe-Horn Book Award resources
All Printz Award resources

Listen to Jason Chin, 2018 Orbis Pictus Award Winner and Caldecott Medal and Sibert Medal Honoree
Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

Jason Chin

Listen to Jason Chin discuss Grand Canyon (Macmillan)

All Orbis Pictus Award resources
All Caldecott Medal resources
All Sibert Medal Award resources

Listen to Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James, 2018 Ezra Jack Keats and Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners and honorees of 3 other major awards
Crown

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James

Derrick Barnes Gordon C. James

Listen to Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James discuss Crown (Agate)

All Ezra Jack Keats Award resources
All Coretta Scott King Book Award resources
All Newbery Medal resources
All Caldecott Medal resources
All Charlotte Huck Award resources

Listen to Cherie Dimaline, 2017 Governor General's Literary Award Winner and honoree of 2 other major awards
The Marrow Thieves

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Cherie Dimaline

Listen to Cherie Dimaline discuss The Marrow Thieves (DCB)

All Governor General's Literary Award resources
All Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature resources
All American Indian Youth Literature Award resources

Listen to Kellen Hatanaka, 2017 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award Finalist
Tokyo Digs a Garden

Tokyo Digs a Garden illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka

Kellen Hatanaka

Listen to Kellen Hatanaka discuss Tokyo Digs a Garden (Groundwood)


All TD Canadian Children's Literature resources

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