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Book Awards


2016/2017 MCBA Winners

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

Newbery Award Winner, 2017

newbery 2017

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill


Newbery Honor, 2017


Caledecott Winner, 2017

caldecott 2017

Radiant Child: The story of the young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, by Javka Steptoe


Caledecott Honor, 2017

caldecott honor 1 caldecott honor 2 cadecott honor 3 caldecott honor 4


For a complete list of the 2017 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

Additional Book Awards and lists