Books our librarians think are awesome.
Caldecott Medal and Honor Books
Best picture books chosen by the American Library Association.
Newbery Medal and Honor Books
Best children's books chosen by the American Library Association.
Minnesota - Maud Hart Lovelace Award
Best books chosen by Minnesota kids each year. Maud Hart Lovelace was a Minnesota author who grew up in Mankato, MN.
See nominees: Division I Division II
Américas Book Award
Best books in English or Spanish that show Latinos in the U.S.
Coretta Scott King Award
Best books by authors and illustrators of African descent.
Dr. Seuss Award
Best author or illustrator of books for beginning readers.
Best easy-to-read books for children Grades K - 4.
Information Book - Sibert Award
Best true books. Chosen by librarians each year.
Jane Addams Book Award
Best books that promote peace, social justice, world community and equality of races and sexes. Older Readers | Younger Readers
Latino - Pura Belpré Award
Best books created by writers and illustrators of Latino culture. Named for Pura Belpré, a librarian and author.
Schneider Family Book Award
Best books showing artistic expression of the disability experience.