Penguin Random House ALA Award Winners & Honorees for Elementary Education

By Kaitlyn Spotts | February 9 2022 | GeneralConferences

The American Library Association (ALA) announced their 2022 literary award winners and honorees during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience. Below you can find a selection of Penguin Random House titles that were among the winners.

 

To see which Middle School and High School titles were honored, click here.

 

Caldecott Medal Winner

Watercress

 

Caldecott Honor

Wonder Walkers

 

Newbery Honor

Watercress

Too Bright to See

 

Printz Award Honor

Starfish

 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor

I Hop

 

Robert F. Sibert Medal Honor

Summertime Sleepers

We Are Still Here!

 

Pura Belpre Youth Illustration Honor

De aquí como el coquí

Coquí in the City

Bright Star

Lucero

 

Pura Belpre Youth Author Honor

De aquí como el coquí

Coquí in the City

 

Coretta Scott King Book Award Illustrator Honor

Nina

 

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

In the Meadow of Fantasies

 

Stonewall Children’s Book Award Winner

Too Bright to See

 

Stonewall Book Award Honor

Almost Flying

 

Schneider Family Book Award Best Young Children’s Book Honor

A Walk in the Words

 

Sydney Taylor Book Award Picture Book Winner

The Passover Guest

 

Asian/Pacific American Picture Book Award Winner

Watercress

 

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Picture Book Honor

A Boy Named Isamu

 

American Indian Youth Literature Award Picture Book Honor

We Are Still Here!

 

Watercress
978-0-8234-4624-7
Caldecott Medal WinnerNewbery Honor BookAPALA Award WinnerA story about the power of sharing memories—including the painful ones—and the way our heritage stays with and shapes us, even when we don’t see it.  New England Book Award WinnerA New York Times Best Children’s Book of the YearA Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book
$18.99 US
Mar 30, 2021
Hardcover
32 Pages
Neal Porter Books

Wonder Walkers
978-0-593-10964-9
A Caldecott Honor winner! Micha Archer's gorgeous, detailed collages give readers a fresh outlook on the splendors of nature.
$17.99 US
Mar 30, 2021
Hardcover
32 Pages
Nancy Paulsen Books

Too Bright to See
978-0-593-11115-4
A Newbery Honor Book • Winner of the Stonewall Book Award  • A National Book Award Finalist "A gentle, glowing wonder, full of love and understanding." –The New York Times Book Review
$16.99 US
Apr 20, 2021
Hardcover
192 Pages
Dial Books

Starfish
978-1-9848-1450-0
A Printz Honor winner! Ellie is tired of being fat-shamed and does something about it in this poignant debut novel-in-verse.
$17.99 US
Mar 09, 2021
Hardcover
256 Pages
Nancy Paulsen Books

I Hop
978-0-8234-4825-8
This Level C book about a boy and his grandma is perfect for kindergarten readers. A Theodor Geisel Honor Book!
$15.99 US
Nov 30, 2021
Hardcover
32 Pages
Holiday House

Summertime Sleepers
Animals That Estivate
978-1-58089-716-7
Everyone knows about animals that hibernate in the winter. But it's time to discover animals that sleep all summer long!
$16.99 US
Apr 27, 2021
Hardcover
40 Pages
Charlesbridge

We Are Still Here!
Native American Truths Everyone Should Know
978-1-62354-192-7
Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here!
$17.99 US
Apr 20, 2021
Hardcover
40 Pages
Charlesbridge

De aquí como el coquí
978-0-593-32407-3
En esta emocionante historia, basada en las propias experiencias del autor e ilustrador, un niño se muda de Puerto Rico a los Estados Unidos en donde descubre que la ciudad de Nueva York tiene mucho más en común con la ciudad de San Juan que lo que el podia imaginar. Ganador del "premio de honor" Pura Belpré en las categorias de ilustración y texto La portada del libro que se muestra puede variar de lo que se recibe.
$17.99 US
Mar 16, 2021
Hardcover
Dial Books

Coquí in the City
978-0-593-10903-8
A heartfelt picture book based on the author-illustrator's own experiences, about a boy who moves to the U.S. mainland from Puerto Rico and realizes that New York City might have more in common with San Juan than he initially thought.
$17.99 US
Mar 16, 2021
Hardcover
32 Pages
Dial Books

Bright Star
978-0-8234-4328-4
A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor BookWinner of the Tomás Rivera Mexican Children’s Book AwardInspiring, reassuring, and beautifully illustrated, this new story from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Dreamers is the perfect gift for every child.
$18.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
Hardcover
40 Pages
Neal Porter Books

Lucero
978-0-8234-4784-8
From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Dreamers comes a heartbreakingly beautiful story about growth, empowerment, and finding one's own voice, simultaneously released in Spanish.
$18.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
Hardcover
40 Pages
Neal Porter Books

Nina
A Story of Nina Simone
978-1-5247-3728-3
A 2022 Coretta Scott King Book Award Honoree! This luminous, defining picture book biography illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Christian Robinson, tells the remarkable and inspiring story of acclaimed singer Nina Simone and her bold, defiant, and exultant legacy. Cover may vary.
$18.99 US
Sep 28, 2021
Hardcover
56 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

In the Meadow of Fantasies
978-1-939810-90-8
Written by the winner of IBBY's Best Book Award, Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi, In the Meadow of Fantasies is one girl's luminous escapade into a land of seven mysterious horses.
$20.00 US
Nov 02, 2021
Hardcover
42 Pages
Elsewhere Editions

Almost Flying
978-0-593-11293-9
In this Stonewall Honor book, a week-long amusement park road trip becomes a true roller coaster of emotion when Dalia realizes she has more-than-friend feelings for her new bestie.
$17.99 US
Jun 08, 2021
Hardcover
352 Pages
Dial Books

A Walk in the Words
978-0-399-54871-0
Winner of a Schneider Family Honor! “A beautifully rendered and deeply inspiring book for everyone who has ever read slowly—myself included! Hudson shows us the beauty and magic that can come from taking our time. Brilliant.”—Jacqueline Woodson Hudson Talbott's inspiring story vividly reveals the challenges--and ultimately the rewards--of being a non-mainstream kind of learner.
$17.99 US
Sep 14, 2021
Hardcover
32 Pages
Nancy Paulsen Books

The Passover Guest
978-0-8234-4562-2
Sydney Taylor Award Winner A girl's kindness to a mysterious magician leads to a Passover miracle.
$18.99 US
Jan 19, 2021
Hardcover
40 Pages
Neal Porter Books

A Boy Named Isamu
A Story of Isamu Noguchi
978-0-593-20344-6
Awarded an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Picture Book Honor, this stunning picture book brings to life the imagination of Japanese American artist, Isamu Noguchi.
$17.99 US
Jun 15, 2021
Hardcover
40 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers

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