Award Winners

The Newbery Medal

Established in 1922, the Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, for the most distinguished work of literature.

2018 Winner

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

The Caldecott Medal

Established in 1938, the Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, for the most distinguished American picture book for children.

2018 Winner

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

Coretta Scott King Awards

Established in 1971, the Coretta Scott King Awards are awarded by the American Library Association to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult books. These books demonstrate an appreciation for African American culture and the African American experience.

2018 Author Winner

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

2018 Illustrator Winner

Out of Wonder, illustrated by Ekua Holmes

Nutmeg Award (for Intermediate Level: Grades 4-6)

Established in 1993 by the Connecticut Library Association, the Nutmeg Award winner is selected annually by Connecticut students. Award winners demonstrate quality literature, with a focus on strong character development; a well-constructed plot; and appropriate language.

2017 Winner

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

National Book Award

Established in 1996, the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature is awarded by the National Book Foundation for outstanding literature for children by a US citizen.

2017 Winner

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway

2016 Winner

March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell