Book Awards

Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALASC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), to the author of the most distinguished contribution to the American literature for children. 1 Front and back image of the Newbery Medal.
 
The Newbery Medal is one of two awards that are considered to be the most prestigious awards for children's literature within the United States. Established in 1921, the Newbery Medal was inaugurated in 1922.
   
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Coretta Scott King Book Award

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given 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. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peach and world brotherhood.2 Image of the Coretta Scott King Book Award.
 
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Nutmeg Book Award

  • The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2 - 12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles.
  • There are four (4) divisions:
    • Elementary (Grades 2 - 3)
    • Intermediate (Grades 4 - 6)
    • Middle School (Grades 7 - 8)
    • High School (Grades 9 - 12)
  • Jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Libraries (CASL), the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of children's librarians and school library media specialists who are members of the sponsoring organizations.3
The Nutmeg Book Award logo. The center is a half of a dried nutmeg seed with leaves in the background. Across the top reads "Nutmeg Book Award" and across the bottom reads "Chosen by Connecticut's Youth".
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Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.4 Front and back image of the Caldecott Medal.
 
The Caldecott Medal was designed and accepted in 1937. Along with the Newbery Medal, the Caldecott Medal is considered one of the most prestigious awards for children's literature in the United States.
 
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1 Dubin, J. (2021, April 12). John Newbery Medal. Retrieved May 04, 2021, from http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newbery

2 American Library Association. (2021, February 11). The Coretta Scott King Book Award. Retrieved May 04, 2021, from http://www.ala.org/rt/emiert/cskbookawards

3 Nutmeg book Award. (n.d.). Retrieved May 04, 2021, from https://www.nutmegaward.org/

4 Dubin, J. (2021, April 12). Randolph Caldecott Medal. Retrieved May 04, 2021, from http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecott

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