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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2020 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. One or more Honor books are recognized each year as well.

New Kid

New Kid
by Jerry Kraft

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2020 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. One or more Honor books are recognized each year as well.

The Undefeated

The Undefeated
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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2020 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. One or more Honor books are recognized each year as well.

2020 Coretta Scott King Author Award


New Kid

New Kid
by Jerry Kraft

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2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award


The Undefeated

The Undefeated
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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2020 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. One or more Honor books are recognized each year as well.

2020 Pura Belpré Author Award


Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
by Carlos Hernandez

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2020 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award


Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln

Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln
Illustrated by Rafael López

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