2018 Mind the Gap Awards: The books that didn't win at ALA

2018 Mind the Gap Awards

Not all deserving books bring home ALA awards.
The books that didn’t win.



Windows by Julia Denos, illus. by E. B. Goodale



The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy, illus. by Eugene Yelchin



Egg by Kevin Henkes


  Rained out  

A Perfect Day by Lane Smith



Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia



Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin


  The elephant in the room  

How to Be an Elephant by Katherine Roy


  Thrown to the wolves  

The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen


  …but not his ALAYMA’s  

The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell


  When’s my banquet?  

When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Christian Robinson


  The shoe must go on  

It’s Shoe Time! by Bryan Collier


  One lost award  

One Last Word by Nikki Grimes


  Not near enough   You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins  

From the July/August 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: ALA Awards. See how The Horn Book reviewed the 2018 Mind the Gap Award recipients here. For more speeches, profiles, and articles click the tag ALA 2018.

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