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Children's Literature: Award Winners

Awards given in children's literature

Caldecott Award: The Caldecott is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Newbery Award: The Newbery is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Coretta Scott King Award: These awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

Garden State Children's Book Award: The Children's Services Section (CSS) of the New Jersey Library Association recognizes books for the early and middle grades.

Printz Award: The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens.

Theodore Geisel Award: The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

Novelist

Award Winners

Take a look at these pages related to different awards given to children's literature. They are aslo accessible from the dropdown menu under the "Award Winners" tab:

Newbery Medal Award

Caldecott Medal Award

Coretta Scott King Award

Michael L. Printz Award

Locating Award Winners in the Library

The Library's Juvenile Collection is located on the second floor of the Library. You can browse for award winners by looking for these stickers on the spine of books:

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Search CALCAT – the Jennings Library Catalog

Get Books Outside of Jennings Library

To find books not available in the Jennings Library, use Interlibrary loan or Vale Reciprocal Borrowing.