, which goes to the most distinguished book in American literature for children the previous year, went to Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña. The book was illustrated by Christian Robinson. :
for best picture book is Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear, illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick.
- Trombone Shorty illustrated by , written by
- Waiting illustrated and written by
- Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement illustrated by , written by
- Last Stop on Market Street illustrated by , written by le Pena.
for an African-American author and illustrator:
Author award: Rita Williams-Garcia for Gone Crazy in Alabama. Illustrator award: Bryan Collier for Trombone Shorty written by Troy Andrews and Bill Taylor.
- Illustrator Honor Book: Last Stop on Market Street illustrated by , written by
for a Latino writer and illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.
Illustrator award: Rafael López for The Drum Dream Girl.
, the Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award for books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.
George written by Alex Gino
for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.
Young children's book: Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah written by Laurie Ann Thompson and illustrated by Sean Qualls.Middle grade book: Fish in a Tree written by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, and The War that Saved My Life written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradle.
for beginning reader book.
Don't Throw It to Mo! written by David A. Adler and illustrated by Sam Ricks.
for best audiobook for children and young adults.
The War that Saved My Life written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and narrated by Jayne Entwistle.
Odyssey Honor Recording:
- Echo written by and narrated by , , MacLeod Andrews and .