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Book Awards


2018/2019 MCBA Winners

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

The Bad Guys (Episode #1) by Aaron Blabey
A Boy Called Bat by by Elana Arnold
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
One Last Word by Nikki Grimes
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Science Comics: Volcanoes: Fire and Life by Jon Chad
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
Took: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn
Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker
What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk


Newbery Award Winner 2019

brown girl pedals blue bicycle background pink houses against yellow sky and green palm trees

Merci Suárez Changes Gears  by Meg Medina

Newbery Honor 2019

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The Night Diary  by Veera Hiranandani

The Book of Boy  by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Caldecott Winner 2019

Hello Lighthouse  by Sophie Blackall

Caldecott Honor 2019

  asian girl eating giant moon floating against starry black backgrounddark skinned black curly haired child happily smells blue bowl, white ribbon of steam rises to the top of the cover, pastiche of yellow and blue background resembles a city 

Alma and How She Got Her Name  by Juana Martinez-Neal

A Big Mooncake for Little Star  by Grace Lin

A Rough Patch  by Brian Lies

Thank You, Omu!  by Oge Mora

Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner 2019

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A Few Drops of Red  by Claire Hartfield

Coretta Scott King Author Honor 2019

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Finding Langston  by Lesa Cline-Ransome

The Parker Inheritance  by Varian Johnson

The Season of Styx Malone  by Kekla Magoon

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Winner 2019

The Stuff of Stars  illustrated by Ekua Holms, written by Marion Dane Bauer

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor 2019

Hidden Figures  illustrated by Laura Freeman, written by Margot Lee

Let the Children March  illustrated by Frank Morrison, written by Monica Clark-Robinson

Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop  illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Alice Faye Duncan

John Steptoe New Talent Author Award 2019

Tiffany D. Jackson for Monday’s Not Coming

John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award 2019

Oge Mora for Thank You, Omu!

For a complete list of the 2019 award winners, check out the American Library Association webpage.

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

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