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Children's Award Winners: Home

This page highlights children's and young adult author and illustrator awards, and provides lists of award winners that are held by Buley Library. Headings are linked to catalog searches that yield lists of titles from the CONSULS catalog.

Popular Awards--click award name to see Buley's holdings

Caldecott Medal and Honor Books  from the ALA Caldecott website: "The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded 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." click here for a complete list of winners 1938 - present

Newbery Medal and Honor Books  from the ALA Newbery webpage:  "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."  click here for a complete list of winners1922 - present

General Children's Literary Awards

Batchelder Award

awarded by The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) for an outstanding title originally published outside the U.S. in a language other than English.


Caldecott Medal (outstanding illustrator)

awarded by The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) for outstanding illustration.


Coretta Scott King Book Award

awarded by the American Library Association (ALA) for inspirational books by an African American author or illustrator.


The Edgar Awards

awarded by The Myster Writers of America (MWA) for distnguished work in the mystery genre.


Horn Book Fanfare

selected by reviewers and editors at Horn Book Magazine, annual list of best books published for children.


Jane Addams Children's Book Award

awarded by The Jane Addams Peace Association (JAPA) for booksrelated to social justice, world peace and equality of the sexes and races.


Junior Library Guild Selections

selected by The Junior Library Guild (JLG), a collection development and book review service; best books--chosen before publication.


National Book Award

established in 1989 and awarded by The National Book Foundation (NBF), a literary prize for American authors.


Newbery Medal

awarded by The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) for distinguished contribution to American children's literature.


Notable Book for a Global Society Award

awarded by the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group (CL/R SIG) of the International Reading Association (IRA) for outstanding books enhancing understanding of people and cultures.


Notable Children's Books

awarded by The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) to the best of the best in print and multimedia.


Pura Belpré Book Award

awarded by The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) to a Latino/Latina author celebrating Latino culture.


Schneider Family Book Award 

awarded by the American Library Association (ALA) to an author or illustrator for artistic expression of the disability experience.


Stonewall Book Award ()

awarded by the American Library Association (ALA) for English language works of merit related to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.


Sydney Taylor Book Award

awarded by The Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) for outstanding children's books that portray the Jewish experience.


Theodor Suess Geisel Award

awarded by The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) for distinguished American books in English for beginning readers.


Social Justice Awards

Coretta Scott King Award and Honor Books:  from the ALA website "Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream. // The award is designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood"

Notable Books for a Global Society: from the NBGS website  Annually, a committee of the CL/R SIG (Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group) of the International Reading Association selects 25 outstanding trade books for enhancing student understanding of people and cultures throughout the world. The committee reviews books representing all genres intended for students K-12.

Pura Belpre Award from the ALA website: The award is "presented 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."  It is named for Pura Belpre, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library.

Stonewall Book Awards from the ALA website:The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Since Isabel Miller's Patience and Sarah received the first award in 1971, many other books have been honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience."  The children's and young adult Stonewall book award was first given in 2010.

Connecticut's Own: THE NUTMEG BOOK AWARD

From the Nutmeg Book Award home page: "The Nutmeg Book Award (NBA) encourages children in grades 4-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. The NBA is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL). The Nutmeg Committee is comprised of members of these two entities." Originally two categories for intermediate (grades 4-6) and teen (grades 7-8) there is now a high school category and in 2015 there will be a category for grades 2-4.  Links to past winning lists are below, past and current nominees and more information about the state award can be found on the Nutmeg Book Award website.

Intermediate Winners

Teen Winners

Non-Fiction Children's Literary Awards

Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People

awarded by the National Council for Social Studies for books that emphasis human relations, diversity and a broad range of cultural experiences.

 


Outstanding Science Trade Book Award

awarded by The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) for outstanding books that build literacy while presenting science content.

 


Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

awarded by The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) for distinguished informational books published in English in the United States.

 


 

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Credits

Lists compiled with the help of

student Lydia Friedlander