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Lannon Elementary School Library: Book Awards 2021

Children's Book Awards

Please see all the 2021 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

Children's Literature Legacy Award

The Children's Literature Legacy Award (formally the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award) honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to children's literature through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children's lives and experiences.

Mildred D. Taylor is the winner of the 2021 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. Her numerous works include “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” (Dial, 1976) and “All the Days Past, All the Days to Come” (Dial, 2020).
 

“Taylor’s storytelling shows how courage, dignity, and family love endure amidst racial injustice and continues to enlighten hearts and minds of readers through the decades.” said Children’s Literature Legacy Award Committee Chair Dr. Junko Yokota.

Mildred Taylor was born in Mississippi, grew up in Ohio, and now lives in Colorado. A childhood of listening to family stories told by her father and uncles at the Mississippi family homestead guided her journey in becoming a writer. Winning the competition of the Council of Interracial Books for Children meant having her first book published. Weaving elements from her family history, Taylor’s lifelong work has been the telling of the Logan family saga.

Taylor’s award-winning works include “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry”, which won the 1977 Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Honor Award; “The Friendship,” “Road to Memphis,” and “The Land”, all recipients of the Coretta Scott King Award. In addition to numerous awards for individual books, Mildred Taylor is the 2020 recipient of the Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

2021 The Children's Literature Legacy Award - Mildred Taylor