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.

John Newbery Medal Winner

The Eyes and the Impossible written by Dave Eggers

Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner

Big, illustrated and written by Vashti Harrison

Michael L. Printz Award Winner

The Collectors: stories edited by A.S. King, written by M.T. Anderson, E. Charlton-Trujillo, A.S. King, David Levithan, Cory McCarthy, Anna-Marie McLemore, G. Neri, Jason Reynolds, Randy Ribay and Jenny Torres Sanchez

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winner

Nigeria Jones written by Ibi Zoboi

Newbery Honor Books

Eagle Drums written and illustrated by Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson
Elf Dog and Owl Head written by M.T. Anderson, illustrated by Junyi Wu
Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir written and illustrated by Pedro Martín
Simon Sort of Says written by Erin Bow
The Many Assassinations of Samir, the Seller of Dreams written by Daniel Nayeri, illustrated by Daniel Miyares

Caldecott Honor Books

In Every Life illustrated and written by Marla Frazee
Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter illustrated by Molly Mendoza, written by Aida Salazar
There Was a Party for Langston illustrated by Jerome Pumphrey and Jarrett Pumphrey
The Truth About Dragons illustrated by Hanna Cha, written by Julie Leung

Printz Honor Books

Fire From the Sky, written by Moa Backe Åstot, translated by Eva Apelqvist
Gather written by Kenneth M. Cadow
Salt the Water, written by Candice Iloh

King Honor Books

Big illustrated and written by Vashti Harrison
How Do You Spell Unfair?: MacNolia Cox and the National Spelling Bee written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison
Kin: rooted in hope written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Jeffery Boston Weatherford