Recommended Reads #19

ALA Youth Media Award Winners @ the CPS Library

Each year, the American Library Association and its associated groups give out awards to recognize the best in children's and young adult literature. Books marked with a * indicate books that will be available soon, but are not presently at the library. All other titles are available in the collection.

Newbery Medal and Honors

The Newbery Medal and Honor Books recognize outstanding children's literature

Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal and Honor books recognize the most distinguished illustrated works for children.

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award

Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizes an African-American author of outstanding books for children and young adults.

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award

Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Book Award recognizes an African-American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults.

Coretta Scott King/John Stepoe New Talent Author Award

Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is for excellence in literature written for young adults.

Morris Award

William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Non-Fiction for Young Adults

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Mildred L. Batchelder Award is for an outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States.

Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Award is for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience.

Odyssey Award

The Odyssey Award is for the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults.

Pura Belpré Author Award

The Pura Belpré Author Award honors a Latino writer whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.

Pura Belpré Illustrator Award

The Pura Belpré Illustrator Award honoring a Latino writer and illustrator whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.

Stonewall Book Award

The Stonewall Book Award is given to children's and young adult books of exceptional merit relating due to the LGBTQ+ experience.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

The Theodore Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

The award promotes Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and is awarded based on literary and artistic merit.

Sydney Taylor Book Award

The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.

American Indian Youth Literature award

The American Indian Youth Literature award is announced in even years and established to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for most distinguished informational book for children