Award Winners

Best National and International Books and Authors

Caldecott Award Winners

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 winners and honor books are selected from books published in the preceding year. The winners are typically announced in February.

Newbery Award Winners

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.

The winners and honor books are selected from books published in the preceding year. The winners are typically announced in February.

Morris Award Winners

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. It is named for an influential innovator in the publishing world and an advocate for marketing books for children and young adults.

The winners and finalists are selected from books published in the preceding year. The winners are typically announced in February.

Printz Award Winners

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.  The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.

The winners and honor books are selected from books published in the preceding year. The winners are typically announced in February.

Nobel Prize Winners

Alfred Nobel had broad cultural interests. During his early youth, he developed his literary interests which lasted throughout his life. His library consisted of a rich and broad selection of literature in different languages. During the last years of his life, he tried his hand as an author and began writing fiction. Literature was the fourth prize area Nobel mentioned in his will.

The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded by the Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden. Winners are announced December 10th of each year.

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