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

Wolf in the Snow, illustrated and written by Matthew Cordell

Newbery Winner

Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly

Printz Winner

We Are Okay, by Nina LaCour

Caldecott Honor Books

Big Cat, little cat illustrated and written by Elisha Cooper
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut illustrated by Gordon C. James, written by Derrick Barnes
A Different Pond illustrated by Thi Bui, written by Bao Phi
Grand Canyon illustrated and written by Jason Chin

Newbery Honor Books

Crown: an Ode to the Fresh Cut written by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James.
Long Way Down written by Jason Reynolds
Piecing Me Together written by Renée Watson

Printz Honor Books

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Vincent and Theo: the Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman