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Children’s Book Awards

Award-Winning Children’s Books and Materials

 

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Are you looking for high-quality, award-winning materials for children? Then you are in the right place! Here you will find links to award-winning titles, as well as information about children’s book awards from the U.S. and around the world.

 

2012 American Library Association Award Winners

2012 CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER

A Ball for Daisy
written and illustrated by Chris Raschka
Schwartz and Wade Books

2012 CALDECOTT HONOR BOOKS (in no particular order)

Blackout
written and illustrated by John Rocco
Disney-Hyperion

Grandpa Green
written and illustrated by Lane Smith
Roaring Brook Press

Me…Jane
written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell
Little, Brown & Company

2012 CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD WINNERS

AUTHOR AWARD:

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Balzer + Bray

ILLUSTRATOR AWARD:

Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom
written and illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Roaring Brook Press

2012 CORETTA SCOTT KING HONORS (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)

AUTHOR HONOR BOOKS:

The Great Migration: Journey to the North
written by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Amistad

Never Forgotten
written by Patricia McKissack, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon
Schwartz & Wade

ILLUSTRATOR HONOR BOOK:

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americanswritten and illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Balzer + Bray

2012 NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER

Dead End in Norvelt
written by Jack Gantos
Farrar Straus Giroux

2012 NEWBERY HONOR BOOKS (in no particular order)

Inside Out and Back Again
written by Thanhha Lai
HarperCollins Children’s Books

Breaking Stalin’s Nose
written & illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
Henry Holt & Company

2012 PURA BELPRÉ AWARD WINNERS

AUTHOR AWARD:
Under the Mesquite
written by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Lee and Low Books

ILLUSTRATOR AWARD:
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours
illustrated and written by Duncan Tonatiuh
Abrams Books for Young Readers

2012 PURA BELPRÉ HONORS (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)

AUTHOR HONOR BOOKS:
Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck
written by Margarita Engle
Henry Holt and Company

Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller
written by Xavier Garza
Cinco Puntos Press

ILLUSTRATOR HONOR BOOKS:

The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred
illustrated by Rafael López, written by Samantha R. Vamos
Charlesbridge

Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match /Marisol McDonald no combina
illustrated by Sara Palacios, written by Monica Brown
Children’s Book Press

2012 SIBERT MEDAL WINNER

Balloons Over Broadway
written by Melissa Sweet
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

2012 SIBERT HONOR BOOKS (in no particular order)

Black & White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene ‘Bull’ Connor
written by Larry Dane Brimner
Calkins Creek

Drawing from Memory
written and illustrated by Allen Say
Scholastic Press

The Elephant Scientist
written by Caitlin O’Connell and Donna M. Jackson, photographs byCaitlin O’Connell and Timothy Rodwell
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem
written and illustrated by Rosalyn Schanzer
National Geographic Society

2012 THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL AWARD WINNER

Tales for Picky Eaters
written and illustrated by Josh Schneider
Clarion Books

2012 THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL HONOR BOOKS (no particular order)

I Broke My Trunk
written and illustrated by Mo Willems
Hyperion Books

I Want My Hat Back
written and illustrated by Jon Klassen
Candlewick Press

See Me Run
written and illustrated by Paul Meisel
Holiday House

2012 GEORGIA CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS

I Need My Monster
Written by Amanda Noll

The Hunger Games 
by Suzanne Collins

American Library Association Award Websites

American Library Association Award Winners
Caldecott Medal Winners
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Newbery Medal Winners
Pura Belpré Award Winners
Sibert Medal Winners
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners
Georgia Children’s Book Award Titles

More Awards for Children’s Books and Materials

American Awards

Andrew Carnegie Medal
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/carnegiemedal/carnegieabout/index.cfm

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/emiert/cskbookawards/johnsteptoe.cfm

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/wildermedal/index.cfm

Mildred L. Batchelder Award
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/batchelderaward/index.cfm

Regional Awards in the U.S., Listed by State
http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/lit_resources/awards/stateawards.html

Schneider Family Book Awards
http://www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/awardsrecords/schneideraward/schneiderfamily.cfm

Other American Awards
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/usawards.html

 

Australian Awards

Children’s Book of the Year Awards
http://cbca.org.au/awards.htm

Other Australian Awards
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/austawards.html

 

British Awards

Carnegie Medal
http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/carnegie/

Kate Greenaway Medal
http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/greenaway/

Other British Awards
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/britawards.html

 

Canadian Awards

Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator Award
http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Amelia_Frances_Howard_Gibbon_Illustrator_s_Award

CLA Book of the Year for Children
http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Book_of_the_Year_for_Children_Award&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=28&ContentID=3726

Other Canadian Awards
http://www.ucalgary.ca/%7Edkbrown/canawards.html

 

International Awards

Hans Christian Andersen Award
http://www.ibby.org/index.php?id=273

Phoenix Award
http://chla.wikispaces.com/Phoenix+Award

 

Web Resources

Association of Library Service to Children
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/index.cfm
This division of the American Library Association gives out the Newbery and Caldecott Medals each year to noteworthy contributions to children’s literature and illustration. This is their official home page — click here for more information about this year’s awards.

Children’s Literature Web Guide
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html
In addition to links to all kinds of Children’s Literature related sites, this site links to other Newbery and Caldecott information, as well as information on children’s literature awards from around the world.

Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature
http://www.dawcl.com/
A searchable database consisting of almost 6,000 records from 72 different children’s book awards, compiled by librarian Lisa R. Bartle.

Newbery Medal Winners – Ranked!
http://www.acpl.info/children/newberyranking.html
An Award list unlike any you’ve seen before! This site gives a subjective ranking of previous Newbery award winners, decided on by Allen County Public Library staff.

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