Award Winning Books

     

 Click on the name of the award to see this year's and past winners.
Caldecott Medal--awarded each year to the artist of the most distinguished picture book for children 
Newbery Medal--awarded each year to the author of the most distinguished contribution to literature for children

Rebecca Caudill Medal--awarded each year to an author of a book voted as their favorite by Illinois 4th-8th graders

Coretta Scott King Award--awarded each year to an author and an illustrator of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream."

Bluestem Award--awarded each year to an author of a book voted as their favorite by Illinois 3rd-5th graders

Monarch Award--awarded each year to an author and/or illustrator of a book voted as their favorite by Illinois K-3 students

Pura Belpre Award--awarded each year to an author and an illustrator if Latino heritage whose distinguised book promotes an understanding and appreciation of Latino culture