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

The Undefeated written by Kwame Alexander, illus. by Kadir Nelson

Newbery Winner

New Kid, by Jerry Craft

Printz Winner

Dig, by A.S. King

Caldecott Honor Books

Bear Came Along illustrated by LeUyen Pham and written by Richard T Morris
Double Bass Blues illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez
Knopf and written by Andrea J Loney
Going Down Home With Daddy illustrated by Daniel Minter and written by Kelly Starling Lyons

Newbery Honor Books

The Undefeated written by Kwame Alexander, illus. by Kadir Nelson
Other Words for Home written by Jasmine Warga
Genesis Begins Again written by Alicia Williams

Printz Honor Books

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell
Ordinary Hazards: a memoir by Nikki Grimes