CLWG: The Children's Literature Web Guide

Newbery, Caldecott and other ALA Awards - 1998 Winners

The 1998 winners of the Newbery and Caldecott medals were announced January 12, 1998. For additional details, check the Association for Library Services to Children website, and the ALA Press Release.

Newbery Medal

*Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust (Scholastic)

Newbery Honor Books

*Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted (HarperCollins)

*Patricia Reilly Giff, Lily's Crossing (Delacorte)

*Jerry Spinelli, Wringer (HarperCollins)

For more information, check the official ALSC Newbery Medal page.

Full list of Newbery Winners

Caldecott Medal

*Paul O. Zelinsky, Rapunzel (Dutton)

Caldecott Honor Books

*David Small, The Gardener Text: Sarah Stewart (Farrar)

*Christopher Myers, Harlem, poem by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic)

*Simms Taback, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Viking)

For more information, check the official ALSC Caldecott Medal page.

Full list of Caldecott Winners

Coretta Scott King Author Award

*Sharon M. Draper, Forged by Fire (Atheneum)

Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books

*Joyce Hansen, I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, A Freed Girl (Scholastic Inc.)

*James Haskins, Bayard Rustin: Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movement (Hyperion Books for Children)

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

*Javaka Steptoe, In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers (Lee & Low)

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books

*Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry (Atheneum)

*Baba Wagué Diakité, The Hunterman and the Crocodile: A West African Folktale (Scholastic)

*Christopher Myers, Harlem, poem by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic)

Full List of Coretta Scott King Award Winners

Pura Belpré Author Award

*Victor Martinez, Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida (Joanna Cotler Books/HarperCollins)

Pura Belpré Author Honor Books

*Floyd Martínez, Spirits of the High Mesa (Arte Público Press)

*Francisco X. Alarcón, Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems, illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez (Children's Book Press).

Pura Belpré Illustrator Award

*Stephanie Garcia, Snapshots from the Wedding, written by Gary Soto (G.P. Putnam's Sons)

Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Books

*Enrique O. Sánchez, The Golden Flower: a Taino Myth from Puerto Rico, written by Nina Jaffe (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

*Carmen Lomas Garza, In My Family (Children's Book Press)

*Simon Silva, Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English, written by Alma Flor Ada (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books).

Full List of Pura Belpré Award Winners

Mildred L. Batchelder Award for Outstanding Translated Work

*Josef Holub, The Robber and Me. Henry Holt. Edited by Marc Aronson and translated from the German by Elizabeth D. Crawford.

Batchelder Honor Books

*Elke Heidenreich, Nero Corleone: A Cat's Story. Viking. Translated from the German by Doris Orgel.

*Tatjana Wassiljewa, Hostage to War: A True Story. Scholastic. Translated from the German by Anna Trenter.

Full list of Batchelder Winners

Other Awards and Honors

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal honoring an author or illustrator whose books, published in the U.S., have over the years made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

*Russell Freedman

The Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature For Young Adults honoring an author's lifetime contribution in writing books for teenagers.

*Madeleine L'Engle

The 1999 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture.

*Lillian N. Gerhardt, editor-in-chief of School Library Journal (Read the Press Release)

The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video.

*Willa: An American Snow White, produced and directed by Tom Davenport and distributed by Davenport Films

ALA Notable Book Lists

*Check the Notable Lists on our Best Books of 1997 roundup page.

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The Children's Literature Web Guide
Monday, January 12, 1998

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