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Missouri Childrens Book Awards

Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award

Children not yet in first grade vote for the PB Bear award. They must have had 5 books from the list read to them.

Show Me Reader Award

The Show Me Reader Award recognizes authors and illustrators of books that are favorites of Missouri kids. The award is elected by students of Missouri in grades one through three who have read or had read to them a mimimum of six books on the current nominee list.

Mark Twain Award

The Mark Twain Award is named for Missouri's best known writer, Mark Twain. The award is elected by students of Missouri in grades four through eight and presented annually to a living United States author.

Gateway Readers Award

The Gateway Readers Award honors an author of young adult novels. The award is selected by students in grades nine through twelve who have read at least three of the titles on the current master list.

 

National Childrens Book Awards

Newbery Medal Award

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.

Randolph Caldecott Medal 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.

Coretta Scott King Award

The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table. Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream. "

The Award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and honors his widow, Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination in continuing the work for peace and world brotherhood. Coretta Scott King Awards

Michael L. Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Pura Belpré Award

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Best children’s book first publishedin a foreign language in a foreign country and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.

Margaret A. Edwards Award

The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author's lifetime achievement for writing books that have been popular with teenagers.

Andrew Carnegie Medal

The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children'sVideo, supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, honors outstanding video productions for children.

May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award

To invite an individual of distinction to prepare and present a paper that will be a significant contribution to the field of children's literature and that will subsequently be published in the Journal of Youth Services in Libraries.

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