Awards and Prizes

Caldecott Medal

A medal given annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to the artist of the best children's picture book published in the US. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a complete list of winners from 1938 to the present.

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Man Booker Prize

An annual award given for the best of contemporary fiction by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.

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National Book Award

This award, featured on this Web page published by the National Book Foundation, celebrates excellence in American literature in four genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature. Check here to find out about the history of the award, criteria for entry, a list of past recipients from 1950 forward, and more.

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National Book Critics Circle Award

This award celebrates excellence in American literature in six genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Autobiography, Biography and Criticism.

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Newbery Medal

The complementary award from the Association for Library Service to Children, given to the author of the book judged to be the best American contribution to children's literature.

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Pulitzer Prize

The prizes were established in 1917 by Joseph Pulitzer, and are awarded annually to reward excellence in journalism, literature, drama and music. The Pulitzer Web site has information about the history of the prizes, a timeline to check on the winners for each year, as well as guidelines and entry forms.

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