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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2018 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.
by Erin Entrada Kelly
2018 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.
Wolf in the Snow
Illustrated by Matthew Cordell
2018 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.
2018 Coretta Scott King Author Award
Piecing Me Together
By Renée Watson
2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
Out of Wonder
Illustrated by Ekua Holmes
2018 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.
2018 Pura Belpré Author Award
Lucky Broken Girl
By Ruth Behar
2017 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
La Princesa and the Pea
Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal