Every year, we anxiously await the selection of the Caldecott and Newbery Award-winning books. These titles are the best of the best, and every year, we can't wait to see if they're in our collection already or if we need to run out and grab a copy. The American Library Association announced the 2018 winners this morning. And the awards go to...
This year's Randolph Caldecott Award winner is Wolf in the Snow, written and illustrated by Matthew Cordell.
Cordell weaves a warm-hearted tale of a girl and a wolf pup who are both lost in a snow storm. We love this story, and you won't be disappointed by Cordell's illustrations (it did just win the Caldecott, after all!), especially his depiction of the wolves, our personal favorites.
This year's John Newbery Award winner is Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly.
In Kelly's award-winning book, she tells a captivating story of friendship, adventure, misfits, and bravery (and so much more!). Written from the perspectives of two boys and two girls, Hello, Universe is relatable and funny, and Kelly's voice champions self-acceptance and authenticity. There's something for everyone to love in this book.
Are you looking to add to your Caldecott or Newbery Collection? Here is a selection of top titles: