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  • Caldecott Medal
    The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
    ALA website

    Caldecott Medal Winners
    at our libraries
    Caldecott Honor Books
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  • Newbery Medal
    The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded 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.
    ALA website

    Newbery Medal Winners
    at our libraries
    Newbery Honor Books
    at our libraries
  • National Book Awards
    On March 15, 1950, a consortium of book publishing groups sponsored the first annual National Book Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Their goal was to enhance the public’s awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans and to increase the popularity of reading in general. Since then, The National Book Awards have become one of the nation’s preeminent literary prizes and The National Book Awards Ceremony and Dinner the most important event on our literary calendar.  Today, the Awards are given to recognize achievements in four genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature.
    National Book Awards website

    National Book Awards – Fiction
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    National Book Awards – Nonfiction
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  • Michigan Notable Books
    The Michigan Notable Books program annually selects 20 of the most notable books published in the year.  The selections are reflective of Michigan’s Diverse ethnic, historical, literary, and cultural experience.
    Michigan Notable Books
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    Michigan Notable Books
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