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Award Winning Books


Caldecott Award Winners
The Caldecott Medal is awarded to a single book every year for having the best illustrations. The medal is considered the best award a picture book can receive. Also chosen each year are 2 to 4 runner-ups, called the Caldecott Honor books.



California Young Reader Medal
The California Young Medal goes to books voted on by California students in grades K-12. A medal is given to books in the following categories: Primary, Intermediate, Middle School/Junior High, Young Adult, and Picture Books for Older Readers. Learn more at the award website: californiayoungreadermedal.org




Coretta Scott King Book Award
The Coretta Scott King book award is named after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s wife. It is given to a children's book each year that does the best job of promoting and exemplifying values of equality and the African American culture.



Jane Addams Award Winners
The Jane Addams book award is given to a children's book each year that does the best job of promoting peace and social equality.



Newbery Award Winners
The Newbery Medal is awarded to a single book that is considered the best addition to children's literature. The medal is considered the best award a children's novel can receive. Also chosen each year are 1 to 5 runner-ups, called the Newbery Honor books.


 
Pura Belpré Book Award

The Pura Belpré Award is presented to a chapter and picture book each year based on their contribution to excellent Latino culture literature for youth and children. Honor books can also be named.



Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Winners
The Sibert medal is awarded to the most outstanding chapter and/or picture informational (or nonfiction) book published the preceding year. Honor books may also be named.