Award Winning Books

Newbery Medal: The Newbery Medal 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.

Caldecott Medal: The Caldecott Medal 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. 

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award: An annual literary award recognizing one book selected by vote of Massachusetts schoolchildren from a list prepared by committee.

Pura Belpré Award: The Pura Belpré Award 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.

The Coretta Scott King Book Award: The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are 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.

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards: Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards are selected from among books that have been published in the United States, but they may be written or illustrated by citizens of any country. Awards are presented in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction.

(Laura Ingalls) Wilder Award: The Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

(Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award: The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

Robert F. Sibert Medal: The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book for children published in the United States in English during the preceding year.

The Children’s Choice Book Awards: The Children’s Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children.

Golden Kite Awards: The Golden Kite Awards are the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers. The Golden Kite Awards recognize excellence in children’s literatures in five categories: Young Reader and Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration.