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Awards for Books

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Several organizations give awards for children's books each year. They include:

In the United States the two most well known awards are the Newbery and the Caldecott, both presented by the American Library Association. The American Libtary Assiciation also gives awards for several other catagories of children's books including nonfiction, beginning readers, Latino/Latina author,  and African American author. These awards are presented annually during the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting, usually in January or February. Many state school library associations also give awards. Check your state school library association for their list.

Many countries and international special interest groups give awards. In the United Kingdom, the two most well known awards are the Carnegie and the Kate Greenaway. There are international awards such as the Astrid Lindgren Memorial award presented by the government of Sweden and the Hans Christian Andersen award presented by International Board on Books for Young People.

The Caldecott Medal

The Newbery Medal

 

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