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

Freewater written by Amina Luqman-Dawson

Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner

Hot Dog, illustrated and written by Doug Salati

Michael L. Printz Award Winner

All My Rage, written by Sabaa Tahir

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winner

Freewater written by Amina Luqman-Dawson

Newbery Honor Books

Iveliz Explains It All written by Andrea Beatriz Arango
The Last Mapmaker written by Christina Soontornvat
Maizy Chen's Last Chance written by Lisa Yee

Caldecott Honor Books

Ain't Burned All the Bright illustrated by Jason Griffin, written by Jason Reynolds
Berry Song illustrated and written by Michaela Goade
Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till sparked the civil rights movement illustrated by Janelle Washington, written by Angela Joy
Knight Owl written by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Jason Chin

Printz Honor Books

King Honor Books

Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler written by Ibi Zoboi
The Talk written by Alicia D. Williams, illustrated by Briana Mukodiri Uchendu
Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice written by Tommie Smith and Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile