Award Winning Books
Caldecott Medal Books
The Caldecott Medal, which honors the best children's picture book of
the year, is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to
Children, a division of the American Library Association. Click
for a list of winners from 1938 to the present.
The Caldecott Medal was created in response to concerns that the artists
creating picture books for children were not getting as much recognition
as the authors of children's books
The Newbery Medal, which honors the author making the most distinguished
contribution to American literature for children, is awarded annually by
the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the
American Library Association. Click
here for a list of winners from 1922
to the present.
The medal is named for the 18th-century English bookseller John Newbery.
It is generally considered the best-known children's book award in the
National Book Award
One of the nation's most prestigious literary prizes, the National Book
Award is given by the National Book Foundation. Click
here for a list of
winners from 1950 to the present.
The awards are given in four categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry
and young people's literature. Each winner receives a $10,000 prize.
Past winners include "The Adventures of Augie March" by Saul Bellow
(fiction) and "The Shield of Achilles" by W.H. Auden.