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Vashti Harrison's Big and Dave Eggers' The Eyes and the Impossible took top honors from the American Library Assocation. Alfred A. Knopf/McSweeney's and Little, Brown and Co. hide caption

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Dave Eggers wins Newbery, Vashti Harrison wins Caldecott in 2024 kids' lit prizes

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Novelist Angeline Boulley's first book for teenagers, Firekeeper's Daughter, won multiple awards from the American Library Association this year. Amber Boulley/Macmillan Children's Publishing Group hide caption

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They didn't get the Newbery or Caldecott but these kids' authors won big this year

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"It's thrilling to see Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson's exceptional work recognized by the Caldecott, Newbery, and Coretta Scott King Book Award committees," Cat Onder, senior vice president and publisher of HMH Books for Young Readers, tells NPR of The Undefeated. Kadir Nelson/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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An excerpt of Sophie Blackall's Caldecott-winning Hello Lighthouse. Sophie Blackall/Courtesy of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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A scene from Matthew Cordell's Caldecott-winning Wolf in the Snow. Matthew Cordell/Macmillan Children's Publishing Group hide caption

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Rep. John Lewis stands in the Civil Rights Room in the Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tenn. The American Library Association announced Monday that the Georgia Democrat received four prizes Monday for March: Book Three, the last of a graphic trilogy about his civil rights activism and winner last fall of a National Book Award. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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Excerpted from Locomotive by Brian Floca. Copyright 2013 by Brian Floca. Excerpted by permission of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Courtesy of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing hide caption

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