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Award-Winning Children's Books
California Young Reader Award
Caldecott Medal
Coretta Scott King Award
John & Patricia Beatty Award
Michael L. Printz Award
Newbery Award
Pura Belpré Award

Award-Winning Books for Kids and Teens

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Award Winners Lists

  • California Young Reader Medal
  • Nominated, read, and voted by millions of children since 1974.

  • Caldecott Medal
  • Awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

  • Coretta Scott King Book Award
  • Given annually to outstanding African American authors & illustrators of books for children & young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture & universal human values.

  • The John & Patricia Beatty Award 
  • Honors the author of a distinguished book for children or young adults that best promotes an awareness of California & its people.

  • The Michael L Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
  • Honors annually the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit.

  • Newbery Medal
  • Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

  • Pura BelprĂ© Award
  • Presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer & illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, & celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children & youth.