Award-Winners

Find out about the annual winners of the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and Pura Belpré Illustrator Award — as well as other children's book awards from the American Library Association and other literacy organizations. Many organizations end the year with a "best of" list of children's books. Here are links to the awards and lists that we like, including selections from the Children's Book Council, School Library Journal, Horn Book, Parent's Choice, The New York Times, and many more.

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2022 Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. One or more Honor books are recognized each year as well.

The Last Cuentista

The Last Cuentista
by Donna Barba Higuera

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2022 Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished American picture book for children. One or more Honor books are recognized each year as well.

Watercress

Watercress
Illustrated by Jason Chin

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2022 Coretta Scott King Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are awarded 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. One or more Honor books are recognized each year as well.

2022 Coretta Scott King Author Award


Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre
by Carole Boston Weatherford

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2022 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award


¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge

¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge
Illustrated by Raúl the Third

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See all of the 2022 Youth Media Award Winners.

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