Award Winners

book award winners
The John Newbery Award

The Newbery Medal honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Randolph Caldecott Award

The Caldecott Medal honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Rebecca Caudill

The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools.

Robert F. Sibert
Informational Book Medal

The Sibert Medal honors the author of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year.

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

The Batchelder Award goes to the publisher of the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a foreign language and translated into English.

Pura Belpré Award

The Belpre Award medal honors a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Coretta Scott King Book Award

The Coretta Scott King Awards are given to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution.

The Monarch Award:
Illinois’ K-3
Readers’ Choice Award

The Monarch award goes to the book voted most outstanding by students in kindergarten through third grade in participating Illinois schools.

The Bluestem Award:
Illinois’ Grades 3-5
Readers’ Choice Award

The Bluestem award goes to the book voted most outstanding by students in grades three through five in participating Illinois schools.

Notable Children’s Books List

The best children’s books of the year as identified by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

Notable Children’s Recordings List

The best recorded children’s books of the year as identified by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

Notable Children’s Videos List

The best children’s videos of the year as identified by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

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