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.

Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner

Watercress written by Andrea Wang, illus. by Jason Chin

John Newbery Medal Winner

The Last Cuentista, by Donna Barba Higuera

Michael L. Printz Award Winner

Firekeeper's Daughter, by Angeline Boulley

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winner

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, by Carole Boston Weatherford

Caldecott Honor Books

Have You Ever Seen a Flower? illustrated and written by Shawn Harris
Mel Fell illustrated and written by Corey R. Tabor
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre illustrated by Floyd Cooper, written by Carole Boston Weatherford
Wonder Walkers illustrated and written by Micha Archer

Newbery Honor Books

Red, White, and Whole written by Rajani LaRocca
“A Snake Falls to Earth written byDarcie Little Badger
Too Bright to See written by Kyle Lukoff
Watercress written by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Jason Chin

Printz Honor Books

Concrete Rose written by Angie Thomas
Last Night at the Telegraph Club written by Malinda Lo
Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People written by Kekla Magoon
Starfish written by Lisa Fipps

King Honor Books

Home Is Not a Country written by Safia Elhillo
Revolution in Our Time written by Kekla Magoon
The People Remember written by Ibi Zoboi