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Award-Winners

Find out about the annual winners of the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and Pura Belpré Illustrator Award — as well as other children's book awards from the American Library Association and other literacy organizations. Many organizations end the year with a "best of" list of children's books. Here are links to the awards and lists that we like, including selections from the Children's Book Council, School Library Journal, Horn Book, Parent's Choice, The New York Times, and many more.

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2017 Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon
by Kelly Barnhill

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2017 Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe

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2017 Coretta Scott King Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are awarded 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.

2017 Coretta Scott King Author Award


March: Book Three

March: Book Three
By John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

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2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award


Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe

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2017 Pura Belpré Awards

The Pura Belpré is awarded annually by the American Library Association honoring a Latino writer illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.

2017 Pura Belpré Author Award


Juana and Lucas

Juana and Lucas
By Juana Medina

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2017 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award


Lowriders to the Center of the Earth

Lowriders to the Center of the Earth
Illustrated by Raúl Gonzalez

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