At Penguin Random House, we are fortunate to have partnerships with many distribution clients. At this time, we would like to extend our hearty congratulations to all of the client authors, illustrators, and publishers who were recognized for their outstanding books at the American Library Association’s LibLearnX conference in January. For information about our full list of distribution partners, click here. 

Congratulations to Our Big Winner…

Watercress by Andrea Wang; illustrated by Jason Chin; published by Neal Porter Books

Randolph Caldecott Medal

John Newberry Medal Honor Book

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature – Picture Book

More fabulous award winners…


Bright Star by Yuyi Morales; published by Neal Porter Books

Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book


I Hop by Joe Cepeda; published by Holiday House

Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award


Good Night, Oppy! by James McGowan; illustrated by Graham Carter; published by Astra Young Readers

Marty by Rachel Noble; illustrated by Zoey Abbott; published Holiday House

The Golden Duck Notable Picture Books List       


The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel; illustrated by Sean Rubin; published by Neal Porter Books

The Sydney Taylor Book Award Gold Medalist


D-39: A Robodog’s Journey by Irene Latham; published by Charlesbridge

The Eleanor Cameron Notable Middle Grade Books List


The Curie Society by Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni and Janet Harvey; illustrated by Sonia Liao; edited by Joan Hilty; published by MIT Press

This is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey; published by Quirk Books

The Hal Clement Notable Young Adult Books List


Ambushed: The Assassination Plot Against President Garfield by Gail Jarrow; published by Astra Publishing House

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award


When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labatut; translated by Adrian Nathan West; published by New York Review of Books

Notable Books List


Sleep Well, My Lady by Kwei Quartey; published Soho Crime

Reading List Mystery Short List


Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food: Deliciously Doable Ways to Cook Greens, Tofu, and Other Plant-Based Ingredients by Hsiao-Ching Chou; published by Sasquatch Books

Essential Cookbooks: CODES List     

Congratulations to Our Award Winners!

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