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Award-Winning Kids' Books

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 picks from The New York Times, the International Reading Association, and the annual Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners.

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2015 Newbery Medal

The Crossover

The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander

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

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2015 Caldecott Medal

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
by Brian Floca

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

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