Award Winning & Notable Books







Caldecott Award Winners 1938-Present— Given annually to recognize the best children’s picture book

Newbury Award Winners 1922-Present–Given annually to recognize the best children’s chapter book

Coretta Scott King Award Winners 1970-Present–Given 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

Geisel Award Winners 2006-Present –Given annually to recognize an outstanding book for beginning readers

Massachusetts Book Award–Given annually to recognize an outstanding books that take place in Massachusetts or are written by Massachusetts authors

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award–Presented by Salem State University, chosen by fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students

Scott O’Dell Award–Given annually to recognize an outstanding historical fiction books

Pura Belpre Award–Given annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work

American Library Association Notable Books–Given Annual by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).   These lists identify the best of the best in children’s books, recordings, and videos

Children’s Book Council–The Children’s Book Council works annually on reading lists and round-ups to help teachers, librarians, parents, caregivers, and booksellers discover wonderful books for the kids and teens in their lives