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 Carole Lindstrom, illus. by Michaela Goade

Newbery Winner

When You Trap a Tiger, by Tae Keller

Printz Winner

Caldecott Honor Books

A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart illustrated by Noa Denmon, written by Zetta Elliott
The Cat Man of Aleppo illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, written by Irene Latham & Karim Shamsi-Basha
Me & Mama illustrated and written by Cozbi A. Cabrera
Outside In illustrated by Cindy Derby, written by Deborah Underwood

Newbery Honor Books

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team written by Christina Soontornvat
BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Michele Wood
Fighting Words written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
We Dream of Space written by Erin Entrada Kelly, illustrated by Erin Entrada Kelly and Celia Krampien
A Wish in the Dark written by Christina Soontornvat

Printz Honor Books

Apple (Skin to the Core) by Eric Gansworth
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang, color by Lark Pien
Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh
We Are Not Free by Traci Chee