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2019 Gallery of Award winning books
Every year, the American Library Association and its member units honor people and institutions through an awards program that recognizes distinguished service to librarians and librarianship. Included among these are the Book Awards, in which ALA and its member units honor books through a variety of awards. These awards are given to publications, and the authors, illustrators, and publishers who create them.
Award seals are available for some winners.
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction
Recognizes the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year.
Batchelder list of winners
The complete list of winner and honor books from 1968 to present. The Batchelder Award is given to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.
Belpré Medal Winners
A list of all winner and honor books from 1996 to present. Established in 1996, this award is presented 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.
Brody Medal list of recipients
The complete list of winners and honorable mentions from 2006 to present. The Sophie Brody Award from RUSA (Reference and User Services Association, a division of ALA) is given to encourage, recognize and commend outstanding achievement in Jewish literature.
Caldecott Medal Winners and Honors
List of all winner and honor books from 1938 to present. This award is given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picturebook for children.
Coretta Scott King Awards list
A complete list of the Author, Illustrator, John Steptoe, and Virgina Hamilton winners (and honor books where appropriate). Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream.
Geisel Award Winners
The list of all winner and honor books from 2006 to present. 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.
John Steptoe Winners
The Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe Award for New Talent affirms new talent and offers visibility for excellence in writing and/or illustration at the beginning of a career as a published African American creator of children's books. List of winners of the John Steptoe New Talent Award.
Morris Winners list
List of Morris winner and finalists from 2009 to present (scroll to the bottom of the page to view the list links). The William C. Morris Award honors a book written for young adults by a first-time, previously unpublished author.
Newbery Medal Winners & Honors list
Complete list of winner and honor books from 1922 to present. This award is given annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Printz Winner and Honor books
This is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. A complete list of Printz winner and honor books from 2000 to present (scroll to the bottom of the page to see the links to the lists).
Schneider Winner list
The list of all winners from 2004 to present. The Schneider Family Book Award honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
Sibert Medal winners
The complete list of winner and honor books from 2001 to present. The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year. Information books are defined as those written and illustrated to present, organize, and interpret documentable, factual material for children.
Stonewall Book Awards list
he Stonewall Book Awards of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table of ALA are given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience, This is the complete list of all Stonewall Book Awards winner and honors, for fiction, nonfiction, children's and young adult literature from 1971-present.
W.Y. Boyd list of winners
List of all winners from 1997 to present. This is an award honoring the best fiction set in a period when the United States was at war. It recognizes the service of American veterans and military personnel and encourages the writing and publishing of outstanding war-related fiction for young adults or adults.
YA Nonfiction winners and finalists
The complete list of winners and finalists from 2010 to present (scroll to the bottom of the page to see the links). The YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of ALA) Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18)