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Last month, I attended BookExpo, a major event for publishing professionals to discuss new books and book trends. During the first day of BookExpo, the 2018 Children’s Choice Book Award winners were announced. We'd like to extend a hearty congratulations to the winners: POOR LOUIE by Tony Fucile for Kindergarten to 2nd Grade, 50 WACKY THINGS ANIMALS DO by Tricia Martineau Wagner and Carles Ballesteros for 3rd to 4th Grade, and THE LOSERS CLUB by Andrew Clements for 5th to 6th Grade.

Kidsreads Newsletter for Parents

On Monday, February 12th, the ALA Youth Media Award winners were announced, and a few of our favorite novels took home some big awards. Among the biggest winners were Erin Entrada Kelly, whose book, HELLO, UNIVERSE, won the Newbery Medal; Matthew Cordell, whose book, WOLF IN THE SNOW, won the Caldecott Medal; and David Barclay Moore, whose book, THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET, won the Steptoe Author Award. Other books, including CROWN: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, written by Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Gordon C. James, GRAND CANYON, illustrated and written by Jason Chin and LUCKY BROKEN GIRL by Ruth Behar, were also honored. Click here to see the full list of children's winners. If you are interested in the YA winners, click here.