Listed below are some of the lead winners of announced on February 12th. See American Library Association 2018 Winners for all of the vote-getters.
John Newberry Medal (Outstanding Contribution to Children's Lit)-Hello, Universe by Erin Estrada Kelly
Coretta Scott King Book Award-Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
Coretta Scott King/Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement-Eloise Greenfield
Michael L. Printz Award(Excellence in Young Adult Lit)-We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Michael L. Printz Honor Books-The Hate U 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
Alex Awards (Ten Best Adult Books for Teens)-All Systems Red by Martha Wells; The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson; Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire; Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing; A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea by Melissa Fleming; Malagash by Joey Comeau; Roughneck by Jeff Lemire; She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harpe; Things We Have in Common by Tasha Kavanag; and AnUnkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (Substantial/Lasting Contribution to Children's Literature-Jaqueline Woodson
Margaret A. Edwards Award (Lifetime Achievement for Young Adult Writing)-Angela Johnson
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award-Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimmer
William C. Morris Award (Debut Teen Book by First-Time Author)-The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults-Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman