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Children's Literature

This is a guide for finding information related to children's literature.

Newbery and Caldecott

Awards

Major Awards from the American Library Association

(John) Newbery Medal 

Author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. 

(Randolph) Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. 

(May Hill) Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award

Author, critic, librarian, historian, or teacher of children's literature, of any country, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site.

(Mildred L.) Batchelder Award

American publisher for a children's book is considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.

(Pura) Belpré Medal

The Belpré Medal honors a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

(Andrew) Carnegie Medal

The Carnegie Medal honors the producer of the most outstanding video production for children released during the preceding year.

(Theodor Seuss) Geisel Medal

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal honors the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children’s literature known as beginning reader books published in the United States during the preceding year.

(ALSC/Booklist/YALSA) Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production

The Odyssey Award will be awarded annually to the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

(Robert F.) Sibert Informational Book Medal

The Sibert Medal honors the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year.

(Laura Ingalls) Wilder Award

The Wilder Medal honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

Poetry Award

Database of Award-Winning Children's Books

DAWCL has over 10,000 records from 113 awards across six English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Ireland). 

Christian Book Award