The Caldecott and the Newbery Book Awards

Here are links to information about our country’s most distinguished children’s book awards, the Caldecott and the Newbery. Our school library has most of the current, and many of the past winners. Visit the library and check them out!

The 2017 Caldecott winner is Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe
ALA | Caldecott Medal

Information about the Randolph Caldecott Medal, awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.


The 2017 Newbery Medal winner is The Girl Who Drank the Moon, written by Kelly Barnhill.
ALA | Newbery Medal
Information about the current ALSC Newbery Medal winners and links to past winners and award criteria. Administered by the Association for Library Service ...
The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author ...

Here is a link to how librarians across the country have rated the 90 Newberys (1922-present)