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Curriculum/Juvenile Collections: Award Winners

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 1950, the National Book Awards are American literary prizes administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.


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.


Children's Literature at Buley

Buley Library has a collection of children's books (both fiction and nonfiction and marked Juvenile or Cur. Collection on the online catalog) shelved on the third floor. The catalog is easily accessible at http://libguides.southernct.edu/home. It's searchable by author, title, keyword and subject. Buley Library specifically collects award winning children's literature including the Caldecott Medal winners and honorees, Newbery Medal winners and honorees, the Connecticut Nutmeg Award winners, and more. Listed below are some directories to the children's books awards.

The Kerlan Awards in Children's Literature, 1975-2001(2001).                                 

PN497.K47 2001                         

Allen, M. N. (1996). One Hundred Years of Children's Books in America : Decade by Decade

PS490 .A38 1996

Allen, R. (1998). Children's Book Prizes : An Evaluation and History of Major Awards for Children's Books in the English-Speaking World

Ref. Z1037.A2 A42 1998

Children's Book Council. Children's Books. Awards & Prizes

Ref. Z1037.A2 W47a

Peterson, L. K. (1982). Newbery and Caldecott Medal and Honor Books : An Annotated Bibliography

Ref. PN1009.A1 P4 1982

Westchester Library System. (1961). Children's Books: Awards and Prizes, 1960/196

Ref. Z1037.A2C5 1986