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Major book awards

Major Book Awards

By Brenda Powell

Valley Grande Elementary Media Specialist

Major book awards1
Major Book Awards

  • The Newbery Award

  • The Caldecott Award

  • Coretta Scott King Award

The newbery award
The Newbery Award

  • The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year. 

2010 newbery winner
2010 Newbery Winner

  • When You Reach Meby Rebecca Stead

    Twelve-year-old Miranda encounters shifting friendships, a sudden punch, a strange homeless man and mysterious notes that hint at knowledge of the future. These and other seemingly random events converge in a brilliantly constructed plot.

Newbery honor award
Newbery Honor Award

  • The Newbery Honor Award is given to other books that are worthy of attention. Once given to the “runners-up,” the terminology was changed to “honor books.”

2010 newbery honor books
2010 Newbery Honor Books

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly,

The caldecott award
The Caldecott Award

  • The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished 

    American children’s picture book published the previous year.

2010 caldecott winner
2010 Caldecott Winner

  • The Lion & the Mouse illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney.

    The screech of an owl, the squeak of a mouse and the roar of a lion transport readers to the Serengeti plains for this virtually wordless retelling of Aesop's classic fable. In glowing colors, Pinkney's textured watercolor illustrations masterfully portray the relationship between two unlikely friends.

Caldecott honor award
Caldecott Honor Award

  • The Caldecott Honor Award is given to other picture book illustrators that are worthy of attention.

2010 caldecott honor books
2010 Caldecott Honor Books

All the World illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon

Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman

Coretta scott king award
Coretta Scott King Award

  • The Coretta Scott King Award (or awards) is given to an African American author and an African American illustrator for promoting understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream.

2010 coretta scott king author award
2010 Coretta Scott King Author Award

  • Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.

    Born into slavery in 1838, Bass had a hard life and a strong sense of right and wrong. Bass was one of the most feared and respected lawman in Indian Territory. During his career, he made more than 3,000 arrests but killed only fourteen men.

2010 coretta scott king illustrator award
2010 Coretta Scott KingIllustrator Award

  • My Peopleillustrated by Charles R. Smith Jr., written by Langston Hughes.

    Smith’s vibrant sepia photographs celebrate the beauty and diversity of African Americans. The close-ups of illuminated faces filled with jubilant, loving expressions emerge from black backgrounds and capture the spirit of Langston Hughes’ eloquent poem.

2010 coretta scott king author honor books
2010 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books

Mare's War by Tanita S. Davis

Meet Mare, a World War II veteran and a grandmother like no other. She was once a willful teenager who escaped her less than perfect life in the deep South and lied about her age to join the African American Battalion of the Women's Army Corps.

2010 coretta scott king illustrator honor award
2010 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award

The Negro Speaks of Riversillustrated by E.B. Lewis, written by Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes has long been acknowledged as the voice, and his poem, The Negro Speaks of Rivers, the song, of the Harlem Renaissance. Although he was only seventeen when he composed it, Hughes already had the insight to capture in words the strength and courage of black people in America.

Memorable coretta scott king books
Memorable Coretta Scott King Books


  • The American Library Association website at