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Award Winning Books

Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards

Given annually for excellence in children's/young adult literature - fiction, poetry, non-fiction and picture book.

 

Caldecott

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. Given annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Award

The Coretta Scott King Book Awardsare given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

E.B. White Read Aloud Award

The E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, established in 2004, honor books that reflect the universal read aloud standards that were created by the work of the authorE.B. White in his classic books for children: Charlotte’s WebStuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan.

Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Orbis Pictus Award

This award is for outstanding nonfiction for children.

Pura Belpre Award

The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. 

Scott O'Dell Award

Given annually to authors who focus on historical fiction.

 

Multi-Cultural Award Winners: