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Maple Avenue Library: Book Awards

Children's Book Awards

Please see all the 2017 award winning books down below: Randolph Caldecott Award, John Newbery Award, Coretta Scott King Award, Mildred L. Batchelder Award, Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, Pura Belpre Award and the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award. 

Randolph Caldecott Award

The Caldecott Medal is presented to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book for children published in the United States during the preceding year.  It was named after nineteenth century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. 

2017 Caldecott Medal Winner

2017 Caldecott Honor Book

2017 Caldecott Honor Book

2017 Caldecott Honor Book

2017 Caldecott Honor Book

Mildred L. Batchelder Award


The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is presented each year to an American publisher for the most outstanding children's book originally published in another country in a language other than English, and subsequently translated and published in the United States during the previous year.  

2017 Batchelder Award Winner

2017 Batchelder Honor Book

2017 Batchelder Honor Book

2017 Batchelder Honor Book

Pura Belpre Award


The Pura Belpre Award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library.  It is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. 

2017 Pura Belpre Award Winner - Author

2017 Pura Belpre Award Winner - Illustrator

2017 Pura Belpre Honor Book - Author

2017 Pura Belpre Honor Book - Illustrator

2017 Pura Belpre Honor Book - Illustrator

John Newbery Award

The Newbery Medal is presented to the author of the most distinguished contribution to children's literature published in the United States during the preceding year.  It was named after eighteenth century  British book seller, John Newbery. 

2017 Newbery Medal Winner

2017 Newbery Honor Book

2017 Newbery Honor Book

2017 Newbery Honor Book

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award


The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in  the United States during the preceding year. 


 

2017 Geisel Award Winner

2017 Geisel Honor Book

2017 Geisel Honor Book

2017 Geisel Honor Book

2017 Geisel Honor Book

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal


The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year. 

2017 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Winner

2017 Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book 

2017 Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book

2017 Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book

 

Coretta Scott King Award

Beginning in 1974, two Coretta Scott King awards have been presented annually, one to an African American author and one to an African American illustrator, whose books for young readers published in the preceding year are deemed outstanding, educational, and inspirational.  The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. 

2017 Coretta Scott King Medal Winner - Illustration

2017 Coretta Scott King Honor Book - Illustration

2017 Coretta Scott King Honor Book - Illustration

2017 Coretta Scott King Honor Book - Illustration

2017 Coretta Scott King Medal Winner - Author 

2017 Coretta Scott King Honor Book - Author 

2017 Coretta Scott King Honor Book - Author 

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award


The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award is presented to a U.S. author or illustrator whose body of work is deemed to have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.  Since 2001 it has been presented every two years. 

 

Nikki Grimes’s thoughtful and emotionally powerful works acknowledge the complex realities of today’s children. She uses a variety of poetic forms: free verse, tanka, haiku, linked and paired poems reflect the African-American experience while celebrating universal themes of family, identity, empathy, friendship, and community. Her poetry is smart, funny, heart-wrenching, and satisfying. It is empowering, nurturing readers’ imagination, and encouraging children to find their own means of self-expression.

2017 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award - Nikki Grimes