Book Awards


2017/2018 MCBA Winners

Find these books in the Children’s Department in the High Demand MCBA section.

Abbott, T. (2014). The Forbidden Stone. (Katherine Tegen Books)
Angelberger, T. (2016). Inspector Flytrap. (Amulet Books)
Baptiste, T. (2015). The Jumbies. (Algonquin Young Readers)
Bradley, K. B. (2015). The War that Saved My Life. (Puffin Books)
Camper, C. (2014). Lowriders in Space. (Chronicle Books)
Draper, S. (2015). Stella by Starlight. (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)
Gibbs, S. (2014). Space Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel. (Simon & Schuster Books for Young
Hilton, M. (2015). Full Cicada Moon. (Puffin Books)
Hunt, L. M. (2015). Fish in a Tree. (Puffin Books)
Jamieson, V. (2015). Roller Girl. (Dial Books)
Jennings, K. (2014). Maps & Geography. (Little Simon)
Levy, D. A. (2014). Misadventures of the Family Fletcher. (Yearling Books)
MacLachan, P. (2013). The Truth of Me: About a Boy, His Grandmother, and a Very Good Dog.
(Harper Collins)
Milford, K. (2014). Greenglass House. (HMH Books for Young Readers)
Nye, N. S. (2014). The Turtle of Oman. (Greenwillow Books)
Oppel, K. (2015). Nest. (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Pearsall, S. (2015). The Seventh Most Important Thing. (Yearling Books)
Perkins, L. R. (2014). Nuts to You. (Harper Collins)
Sands, K. (2015). The Blackthorn Key. (Aladdin)
Shurtliff, L. (2015). Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk. (Yearling Books)
Spinelli, E. (2014). Another Day as Emily. (Random House Children’s Books)
Stroud, J. (2013). Screaming Staircase. (Disney-Hyperion)
Wicks, M. (2016). Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean. (First Second Books)
Woods, B. (2014). The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond. (Puffin Books)
Woodson, J. (2014). Brown Girl Dreaming. (Puffin Books)

Newbery Award Winner, 2018

Hello, Universe  by Erin Entrada Kelly


Newbery Honor, 2018



Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut  written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James

Long Way Down  by Jason Reynolds

Piecing Me Together  by Renée Watson



Caledecott Winner, 2018

Wolf in the Snow  by Matthew Cordell


Caledecott Honor, 2018


Big Cat, little cat  by Elisha Cooper

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut  written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James

A Different Pond  illustrated by Thi Bui, written by Bao Phi

Grand Canyon  by Jason Chin


For a complete list of the 2018 award winners, check out the American Library Association webpage.


Interested in seeing more? To browse more nominations visit the Minuteman Book Award List.

Browse Books


The 2017 winner of the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award
el deafo

El Deafo, by Cece Bell

Honor Books:

  • The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Poached by Stuart Gibbs
  • Loot: How to a Steal A Fortune  by Jude Watson
  • Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood

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