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Children’s Book Awards

RI Children’s Book Award

Children in grades 3 to 5 have the opportunity to vote on their favorite book from a ballot of 20 selections nominated for the Rhode Island Children’s Book Award by a panel of librarians, reading specialists and teachers. Children vote as part of their class or with their local public library.

The Rhode Island Children’s Book Award began in 1990, and is co-sponsored by the School Librarians of Rhode Island (SLRI), the Rhode Island Library Association (RILA), and the Rhode Island Center for the Book at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICFB), and is advised by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services.

2019 Rhode Island Children’s Book Award Nominations

 

The Caldecott Award

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.

2018 Caldecott Award Winner

2018 Caldecott Honor Books

 

 

The Newbery Award

The Newbery Medal 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.

2018 Newbery Award

2018 Newbery Honor Books

Click here for a complete list of book and media awards sponsored by the American Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children.