I am shocked to discover that I omitted to report on the the Newbery and Caldecott winners at the time of the announcement this year.
Let me put that right!
The 2019 Newbery winner was Merci Suárez Changes Gears, written by Meg Medina, published by Candlewick Press…
There were also two Honor books:
The Night Diary, written by Veera Hiranandani and published by Kokila
The Book of Boy, written by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr, and published by Greenwillow Books
The 2019 Caldecott winner was Hello Lighthouse, illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall, published by Little, Brown…
There were also four Honor books:
Alma and How She Got Her Name, illustrated and written by Juana Martinez-Neal, published by Candlewick Press
A Big Mooncake for Little Star, illustrated and written by Grace Lin, published by Little, Brown
The Rough Patch, illustrated and written by Brian Lies, published by Greenwillow Books
Thank You, Omu!, illustrated and written by Oge Mora, published by Little, Brown
Look how Little Brown maxed out in the Newbery this year, publishing the winning title as well as two of the four Honor books.