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Award Winners

Nutmeg Children’s Award

The Nutmeg Children’s Book Award encourages children in grades 4-6 to read quality books and choose their favorite from a list of 10 titles nominated by a committee of children’s reading professionals. Help select the next winner by casting your vote in April! Winners are announced in May.

Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It 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.

Caldecott Medal

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.

The Coretta Scott King Book Award

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.


Book Lists

Books in a Series

Looking for the next book in a series you’re currently reading? Try out one of these amazing databases created by other libraries!

Notable Children’s Books

Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books, recordings, and videos.

Guys Read

Guys Read is a web-based literacy program to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers created by author Jon Sciezka.