Most Distinguished American Picture Book
The Randolph Caldecott Medal, frequently shortened to just the Caldecott, annually recognizes the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children." The award is presented to the illustrator by the Association for Library Service to Children.
Yes we have picture books in a high school library (find out why here)! Check out the official Caldecott Medal website for the complete list of the award winners and nominees.
Some Caldecott Medal winners and nominees you can find in the library:
The Adventures of Beekle: An Unimaginary Friend by Dan Sanat
One Cool Friend by David Small
Creepy Carrots! by Peter Brown
The Invention of Hugo Cabaret by Brian Selzenick
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Canadian Library Association
Young Adult Canadian Book Award
The CLA's Young Adult Canadian Book Award recognizes an outstanding English language Canadian work of fiction (novel, collection of short stories, graphic novel) that appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18.
Here's the complete winners list!
Some CLA winners you can find in our library:
This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki
All Good Children by Catherine Austen
Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
There Will Be Wolves by Karleen Bradford
Coretta Scott King Award
Outstanding African-American Authors
The Coretta Scott King Awards are given out 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. There are three different awards: The Winner, The Honour, and The John Steptoe Award for New Talent.
Find the full list of Coretta Scott King Award winners here!
Some Coretta Scott King Award winners you can find in the library:
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
Stuff of Stars by Ekua Holmes
Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Eisner Award
Outstanding Comics and Graphic Novels
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award are given to creative achievement in comic books and graphic novels. Sometimes referred to as the "Comic Book Oscars," the awards are presented annually at the San Diego Comic Con in July. There are 31 different categories in which awards are presented.
You can find the very long, full list of award winners here!
Some Eisner Award Winners you can find in the library are:
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki
Guts by Raina Telgemeier
They Called Us Enemy by George Takai
Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Watchmen by Alan Moore
Blankets by Craig Thompson
The National Book Award
Celebrating the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture.
The National Book Awards are presented to one book (author) annually in each of five categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, translation, and young people's literature.
You can find past award winners here!
Here are some National Book Award winners, finalists, and longlist nomineees you can find in our library:
The Poet X by Elizabeth Agevedo
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
March (book 3) by John Lewis
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erica L. Sanchez
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
Established in 1922, the John Newbery Medal is the first children's book award in the world and recognizes one American author annually and their contributions to literature for children and young adults. The winner of the Newbery Medal is awarded a bronze medal and the bronze medallion is printed on the cover of their books. The 'runners up' are considered Newbery Honor winners and a silver medallion is printed on the cover of their books.
The full list of Newbery Medal winners can be found here.
Some Newbery Medal winners and honor winners you can find in the library are:
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
El Deafo by Cece Bell
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Norma Fleck Award
Award for the most exceptional Canadian Children's Non-Fiction book of the year
The Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction is named after Dr. Jim Fleck’s mother, Norma Marie Byrnes (1906-1982), who fostered a love of reading in her children and grandchildren. The award recognizes exceptional Canadian non-fiction children's books.
The full list of Norma Fleck Award finalists and winners can be found here.
The following Norma Fleck Award and finalist titles can be found in our library:
Go Show The World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes by Wab Kinew
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War by Jessica Dee Humphreys
From Vimy to Victory: Canada's Fight to the Finish in World War I by Hugh Brewster
Michael L. Printz Award
For Excellence in Young Adult Literature
Michael L. Printz was a school librarian from Kansas who was passionate about connecting young adults to literature. He initiated an author-in-residence program at his high school, further fostering a connection between teens and literature. The award recognizes books written for teens that exhibit literary merit.
The full list of Michael L. Printz award winners can be found on their website here.
Some recent Michael L. Printz award winners that you can find in our library are:
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
We are Okay by Nina LaCour
March by John Lewis
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Stonewall Book Award
Exceptional merit in literature relating to LGBTQIA+ experience
Established in 1971, the Stonewall Book Awards honour books written by and about the experience of LGBTQIA+ people throughout the world. The awards are divided into three categories, with books written for children and young adults receiving the Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children and Young Adult award.
The full list of Stonewall Book Award winners and honoured nominees can be found on their website here.
Some Stonewall Award recipients and nominees found in our library are:
Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
George by Alex Gino
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christina Baladaccio
Fat Angie by E. Charlton-Trujillo