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Award winning books at the library
These links to our catalog will let you see which award winners are available at the library!
Caldecott books at the library The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Learn more and see all Caldecott books.
Batchelder books at the library The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States. Learn more and see all Batchelder books.
Pura Belpré books at the library  The Pura Belpré Award is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. Learn more and see all Belpre books.
Geisel books at the library
The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States   Learn more and see all Geisel books.
Newbery books at the library Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Learn more and see all Newbery books.

Great Stone Face Award

 The Great Stone Face Book Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire (CHILIS) and is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from fourth through sixth graders throughout the state. Each year a committee chooses 20 recently published titles, which children then use as a guide for voting. The vote takes place every April during National Library Week, and the winner is announced in May. The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to allow children to honor their favorite author.

Current nominees and past winners can be viewed here. 

Ladybug Picture Book Award

The Ladybug Picture Book Award is designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children's picture books. A committee of children's librarians from around the state selects 10 picture book titles early in the year. Then, during November, New Hampshire children from preschoolers to those in third grade choose the award winner. The winning picture book is announced at the end of the year. 

Current and past winners and nominees can be viewed here.

ALA Youth Media AwardsEach year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.