By Annie Suhy, A Librarian and Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive.

The American Library Association has once again announced the winners of some of the most prestigious awards in children’s literature. Along with being a fantastic honor, these awards almost guarantee literary prominence for a lifetime (and beyond). Past winners include such timeless classics as Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1977 Newbery Medal Winner), Where the Wild Things Are (1964 Caldecott Medal Winner), and Make Way for Ducklings (1942 Caldecott Medal Winner).

So, who made this year’s coveted list? Without further ado, the 2016 winners are… (drumroll, please):

Newbery Medal Winner (most outstanding contribution to children’s literature)
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

Caldecott Medal Winner (most distinguished American picture book for children)
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award Winner (recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults)
Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award Winner (recognizing an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults)
Trombone Shorty illustrated by Bryan Collier

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award Winner
Hoodoo written by Ronald L. Smith

Michael L. Printz Award Winner (excellence in literature written for young adults)
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Schneider Family Book Award Winner (books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience)
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson

Alex Award Winners (best adult books that appeal to teen audiences)
All Involved by Ryan Gattis
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong
Girl at War by Sara Novic
Half the World by Joe Abercrombie
Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton
Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia
Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla Peralta
The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen

Odyssey Award Winner (best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults)
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and narrated by Jayne Entwistle

Pura Belpre (Illustrator) Award Winner (honoring a Latino illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience)
The Drum Dream Girl illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Pura Belpre (Author) Award Winner (honoring a Latino writer whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience)
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Winner (most distinguished informational book for children)
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

Stonewall Book Award Winner (given annually to English-language children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience)
George by Alex Gino

William C. Morris Award Winner (a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Winner
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin

Click here for the full list of winners and finalists in Marketplace.