Penguin Random House ALA Midwinter Award Winners & Honorees for Elementary Education

By Luis Diaz | February 6 2020 | General

Last week, the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter announced their 2020 literary award winners and honorees at its annual meeting. Below you can find which Penguin Random House titles appropriate for Elementary School students were among the winners.

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


Giesel Award

Stop! Bot!

Pura Belpre Illus. Honor

Across the Bay

American Indian Youth Literature Award – Picture Book Honor

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

Caldecott Honor

Double Bass Blues

Coretta Scott King / Steptoe – Illustrator Award

What Is Given from the Heart

Schneider Family Book Award Best Young Children’s Book

Just Ask!

Pura Belpre Illus. Honor

My Papi Has a Motorcycle

Pura Belpre Illus. Honor

Mi papi tiene una moto

Giesel Honor

Flubby Is Not a Good Pet!

American Indian Youth Media Award Picture Book Honor

At the Mountain’s Base

Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Hey, Water!

Sydney Taylor Book Honor – Middle Grade Notable

Rachel’s Roses

Schneider Family Book Award, Middle Grade Winner

Song for a Whale

Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner – Middle Grade

White Bird: A Wonder Story

Schneider Family Book Award Best Middle Grade Honor Book

Each Tiny Spark

Stonewall Honor

Pet

Stop! Bot!
978-0-425-28881-8
Winner of the 2020 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for most distinguished American book for beginning readers.
$17.99 US
Jul 23, 2019
Hardcover
40 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Up to Kindergarten

Across the Bay
978-1-5247-8662-5
RECIPIENT OF THE PURA BELPRÉ ILLUSTRATOR HONOR Author-illustrator Carlos Aponte takes readers on a journey to the heart of Puerto Rico in this enchanting picture book set in Old San Juan.
$17.99 US
Sep 17, 2019
Hardcover
32 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Preschool - 2

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
978-1-58089-772-3
The Cherokee community is grateful for blessings and challenges that each season brings. This is modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
$17.99 US
Sep 04, 2018
Hardcover
32 Pages
Charlesbridge
Preschool - 2

Double Bass Blues
978-1-5247-1852-7
A Caldecott Honor Book! A joyous celebration of family, community, and the unifying power of music, perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street.
$17.99 US
Oct 22, 2019
Hardcover
32 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Preschool - 3

What Is Given from the Heart
978-0-375-83615-2
This final, magnificent picture book from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author Patricia McKissack is a poignant and uplifting celebration of the joy of giving. "[An] exquisite story of generosity... Harrison has created soft yet dazzling illustrations for this tribute to faith, hope and the African-American community." -- New York Times Book Review
$17.99 US
Jan 08, 2019
Hardcover
40 Pages
Schwartz & Wade
Preschool - 3

Just Ask!
Be Different, Be Brave, Be You
978-0-525-51412-1
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique.
$17.99 US
Sep 03, 2019
Hardcover
Pages
Philomel Books
Preschool - 3

My Papi Has a Motorcycle
978-0-525-55341-0
A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.
$17.99 US
May 14, 2019
Hardcover
40 Pages
Kokila
Preschool - 3

Mi papi tiene una moto
978-0-525-55494-3
A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo, now in Spanish.
$17.99 US
May 14, 2019
Hardcover
40 Pages
Kokila
Preschool - 3

Flubby Is Not a Good Pet!
978-1-5247-8776-9
A 2020 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book Meet Flubby--the lovably lazy feline who prefers a purr-fectly laid-back lifestyle!
$9.99 US
Apr 23, 2019
Hardcover
32 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Preschool - 3

At the Mountain's Base
978-0-7352-3060-6
A family, separated by duty and distance, waits for a loved one to return home in this lyrical picture book celebrating the bonds of a Cherokee family and the bravery of history-making women pilots.
$17.99 US
Sep 17, 2019
Hardcover
32 Pages
Kokila
Preschool - 3

Hey, Water!
978-0-8234-4155-6
Splash! A spunky little girl plays a spirited game of hide-and-seek with water, in this gorgeously illustrated nonfiction picture book. A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book An ALA Notable Children's Book
$17.99 US
Mar 26, 2019
Hardcover
48 Pages
Neal Porter Books
Preschool - 3

Rachel's Roses
978-0-8234-4365-9
Rachel Berger needs twenty-five cents to make her dream come true. But for Rachel, twenty-five cents is a fortune--and she's running out of time. A Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable Title
$15.99 US
Aug 20, 2019
Hardcover
112 Pages
Holiday House
Grades 2-5

Song for a Whale
978-1-5247-7026-6
In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.
$7.99 US
Dec 31, 2019
Paperback
304 Pages
Yearling
Grades 3-7

White Bird: A Wonder Story
978-0-525-64553-5
Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R. J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war. "I was captivated by White Bird. It tells the hardest truths with honesty and calm (so that young readers can hear them). R.J.Palacio brings to life the nature of heroism and the real risks we face today." --Meg Medina, Newbery award-winning author of Mercy Suarez Changes Gears
$24.99 US
Oct 01, 2019
Hardcover
224 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Grades 3-7


Pet
978-0-525-64707-2
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER "[A] beautiful, genre-expanding debut. . . . Pet is a nesting doll of creative possibilities." -The New York Times The highly-anticipated, genre-defying new novel by award-winning author Akwaeke Emezi that explores themes of identity and justice. Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look?
$17.99 US
Sep 10, 2019
Hardcover
208 Pages
Make Me a World
Grade 7 & Up

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