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Maple Avenue Library: Book Awards

Children's Book Awards

Please see all the 2020 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. 

2021 Caldecott Medal Winner

2021 Caldecott Honor Book

2021 Caldecott Honor Book

2021 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.  

2021 Batchelder Award Winner

2021 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. 

2021 Pura Belpre Award Winner - Author

2021 Pura Belpre Honor Book - Author

2021 Pura Belpre Honor Book - Author

2021 Pura Belpre Award Winner - Illustration

2021 Pura Belpre Honor Book - Illustration

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. 

2021 Newbery Medal Winner

2021 Newbery Honor Book

2021 Newbery Honor Book

2021 Newbery Honor Book

2021 Newbery Honor Book

2021 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. 

2021 Geisel Award Winner

2021 Geisel Honor Book

2021 Geisel Honor Book

2021 Geisel Honor Book

2021 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. 

2021 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Winner

2021 Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book 

2021 Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book

2021 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. 

2021 Coretta Scott King Medal Winner - Author

2021 Coretta Scott King Honor Book - Author 

2021 Coretta Scott King Honor Book - Author

2021 Coretta Scott King Honor Book - Illustration

2021 Coretta Scott King Medal Winner - Illustrator

2021 Coretta Scott King Honor Book - Illustration

2021 Coretta Scott King Honor Book - Illustration

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. 

Kevin Henkes is the winner of the 2020 Children’s Literature Legacy Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a significant and lasting contribution to literature for children. His numerous works include “Julius, the Baby of the World” (Greenwillow Books, 1990), “Olive’s Ocean” (Greenwillow Books, 2003), and “Waiting” (Greenwillow Books, 2015).

2020 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award - Kevin Henkes