2018 BCCB Blue Ribbons

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books has named their 2018 Blue Ribbons. On their website, you will find short descriptions of each book with age ranges. Here they are with covers:

FICTION

Astrid the Unstoppable Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Astrid the Unstoppable by Maria Parr

Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin

The Book of Pearl Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1)

The Book of Pearl by Timothee de Fombelle

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Dream Country Love to Everyone

Dream Country by Shannon Gibney

Love to Everyone by Hilary McKay

Monday's Not Coming Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea by Lynne Rae Perkins

The War Outside When Light Left Us

The War Outside by Monica Hesse

When Light Left Us by Leah Thomas

The Wicked Deep

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

 

NONFICTION

Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City

Americanized: Rebel without a Green Card by Sara Saedi

Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City by Phillip Hoose

Bird Builds a Nest: A First Science Storybook Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend

Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins, illustrated by Richard Jones

Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend by Karen Blumenthal

Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science Hey, Kiddo

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman

Hey, Kiddo! by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

A History of Pictures for Children: From Cave Paintings to Computer Drawings Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere

A History of Pictures for Children: From Cave Paintings to Computer Drawings by David Hockney and Martin Gayford, illustrated by Rose Blake

Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere by Barb Rosenstock

Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and the War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America

Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow

 

PICTURE BOOKS

The Day You Begin Do You Believe in Unicorns?

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Do You Believe in Unicorns? by Bethanie Deeney Murguia

Drawn Together Dreamers

Drawn Together by Minh Le, illustrated by Dan Santat

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

The Eleventh Hour The Funeral

The Eleventh Hour by Jacques Goldstyn

The Funeral by Matt James

Julián Is a Mermaid Night Job

Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Night Job by Karen Hesse, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

A Parade of Elephants The Patchwork Bike

A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes

The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke, illustrated by Van Thanh Rudd

 

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