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.

2016 Winner

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

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.

2016 Winner

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick

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.

2016 Author Winner

Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia

2016 Illustrator Winner

Trombone Shorty, illustrated by Bryan Collier

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.

2016 Winner

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

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.

2015 Winner

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

2014 Winner

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson