Bao Phi, author of A Different Pond (illustrated by Thi Bui, Capstone Young Readers), won the 2018 Charlotte Zolotow Award, given annually to the author of the best picture book text published in the U.S. during the preceding year. The award is sponsored by the Cooperative Children's Book Center, a library of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The committee also named five Honor Books: Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke, illustrated by Angela Brooksbank (Candlewick); Buster and the Baby by Amy Hest, illustrated by Polly Dunbar (Candlewick ); Herbert's First Halloween by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Steven Henry (Chronicle); Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall (Candlewick); and Niko Draws a Feeling by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Simone Shin (Carolrhoda Books).
Finalists have been announced in multiple categories for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards, which "celebrate the best travel writing and travel writers in the world." The winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year (in partnership with the Authors' Club) gets £5,000 (about $6,770), and all winners receive an antique globe trophy, to be presented at the awards ceremony February 1. A complete list of finalists is available here.