Award Winning Books for Children

Caldecott Medal and Caldecott Honor Books, 1938 – present. The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It 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., 2008 – presentThe Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children and teens of all ages.

Coretta Scott King Book Award, 1970 – present.   The Coretta Scott King Book 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.  The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award and Honor Books, 2006 – present.  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.