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2022 Newbery, Caldecott, and other Children's Book Awards Announced!
John Newbery Medal
For the most outstanding contribution to children's literature
written by Amina Luqman-Dawson
Iveliz Explains It All
written by Andrea Beatriz Arango
The Last Mapmaker
written by Christina Soontornvat
Maizy Chen’s Last Chance
written by Lisa Yee
Randolph Caldecott Medal
For the most distinguished American picture book for children
written and illustrated by Doug Salati
Ain’t Burned All the Bright
illustrated by Jason Griffin,
written by Jason Reynolds
written and illustrated by
Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement
illustrated by Janelle Washington,
written by Angela Joy
illustrated and written by
Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award
Recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
For most distinguished informational book for children
Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration
written by Elizabeth Partridge
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
For the most distinguished book for beginning readers
I Did It!
written and illustrated by
See the whole list of ALSC book and media award winners here!
2022 Monarch, Bluestem, and Caudill Awards Announced!
Awarded by Illinois Young Readers in grades K-3
Are you a Cheeseburger?
Awarded by Illinois Young Readers in grades 3-5
Awarded by Illinois Young Readers in grades 4-8
When Stars are Scattered
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||Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
Check out the nominees for this award given by Illinois readers in grades 4-8.
Check out the nominees for this award given by Illinois readers in grades 3-5.
Check out the nominees for this award given by Illinois Readers in grades K-3.
||New York Public Library Recommendations
100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know: From the New York Public Library!
||Mid-Continent Public Library
Series Fiction and Sequels: Want to know the order of your favorite series? Check out this site from the Mid-Continent Public Libraries!