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Education Research Guide

Award Winning Children's Books

Most of these award winning children and young adult books are located up on the 5th floor of our library, but make sure to check the library catalog to see if we actually own the titles you need. 


Please see the American Library Association for Library Service to Children for a more detailed listing:

American Indian Youth Literature Award
Honors the very best authors and illustrations by and about American Indians.

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
Based on literary & artistic merit, recognizes individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage. Click here to view past winners.

Caldecott Medal
Honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Click here to view past winners.

California Young Reader Medal Award
California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.

Coretta Scott King Award
Awarded to African American authors and illustrators of children's books that promotes understanding and appreciation of a pluristic society.  Click here to view past winners.

Geisel Medal
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal honors the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished beginning reader books of American children’s literature. Click here to view past winners.

Newbery Medal
Honors the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Click here to view past winners.

(Pura) Belpré Medal
Honors a Latino/Latina children's author & illustrator whose work celebrates Latino culture. Click here to view past winners.

Sibert Informational Book Medal
Honors the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational children's book.  Click here to view past winners.

Children's Legacy Award Winners 
Honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made a lasting contribution to literature for children. Click here to view past winners.