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2018 Mathical Book Prize Winners Announced

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) announced the 2018 winners today of the Mathical Book Prize, which recognizes outstanding fiction and literary nonfiction for youth ages 2-18.

The committee chose Award Winners in the three youngest age categories in 2018 (Pre-K, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5), and made Honor Book selections in all five age categories (also Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12).
"We are trying to engage kids in the power and beauty of mathematics - power in that we want to give them confidence to consider and solve arithmetic, spatial, logical, structural, algebraic problems; beauty in that math can be employed to better understand and appreciate the wonders of nature and also human artistic expression, for example in fine art and music," said Roger Strauch, MSRI board chair and chair of The Roda Group, a Berkeley venture capital firm.
A committee of PreK-12 teachers, librarians, mathematicians, early childhood experts, and others selects the prize, now in its fo…
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The Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults is
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour.

Four Printz Honor Books also were named:

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
Long Way Down  by Jason Reynolds
Strange the Dreamer  by Laini Taylor
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman

The winner of the Coretta Scott King Award recognizing African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults is:

Piecing Me Together  by Renee Watson

Three King Honor books also were named:

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut  by Derrick Barnes
Long Way Down  by Jason Reynolds
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

 The King Illustrator Award winner is
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets illustrated by Ekua Holmes,
written by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderly and Marjory Wentworth.

Two King Illustrator Honor Books also were named: Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut illustrated by Gordon C. James and written by Derrick Barnes, and Before She Was Harriet…

What book won the Newbery Medal you ask?

The John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Three Newbery Honor books also were named:

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut  by Derrick Barnes
Long Way Down  by Jason Reynolds
Piecing Me Together  by Renee Watson

Come check one out!

The Caldecott Medal winner is ...

The Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

Four Caldecott Honor Books also were named:

Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes
A Different Pond by Bao Phi
Grand Canyon  by Jason Chin

Congratulations to all the winners!
Stop by and pick up a winner to read today!

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The Finalists for the 2018 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards!

The five finalists in each of the 3 categories for the 11th Annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards, the only national books awards voted on solely by children and teens, are:


BILLY BLOO IS STUCK IN GOO by Jennifer Hamburg

BOOKS THAT DRIVE KIDS CRAZY: Did You Take the B from My _ook? by Beck and Matt Stanton

PETE WITH NO PANTS by Rowboat Watkins

POOR LOUIE  by Tony Fucile



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FREDERICK DOUGLASS: The Lion Who Wrote History by Walter Dean Myers


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THE LOSERS CLUB by Andrew Clements

MALALA, by Raphaelle Frier

THIS IS JUST A TEST, by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

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