Award Winning Books

Below is a list of the current winners of the three major awards for children's and teen literature.
Clicking on the images will take you to the titles in the online catalog.

The Caldecott Medal, named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, is awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children [ALSC], a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

The Newbery Medal, named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery, is awarded by the ALSC to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.

We have also provided a list of the honor books, which are runners-up for the awards. Clicking on a title will take you to the book's record in the online catalog.

Caldecott Winner

Hello Lighthouse, illustrated and written by Sophie Blackall

Newbery Winner

Printz Winner

The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo

Caldecott Honor Books

Alma and How She Got Her Name illustrated and written by Juana Martinez-Neal
A Big Mooncake for Little Star illustrated and written by Grace Lin
The Rough Patch illustrated and written by Brian Lies
Thank You, Omu! illustrated and written by Oge Mora

Newbery Honor Books

The Night Diary written by Veera Hiranandani
The Book of Boy written by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr

Printz Honor Books

Damsel by Elana K Arnold
A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
I, Claudia by Mary McCoy