The following awards are selected annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Committees of public librarians and school librarians read many, many new children's books to choose the most distinguished American books of the year. Medal winners and honor books are announced for each award in the spring. Click on the award title, to view and read about the winning books.
The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the illustrator of the best picture book of the year. Caldecott-winning books can be found in the "Everybody" section of Cleveland's library.
The Newbery Medal is awarded to the author of the best fiction chapter book of the year. Newbery winners can be found in the "Fiction" section of Cleveland's library.
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the author and illustrator of the best beginning reader. Winners of this award can be found in the "Everybody" section of Cleveland's library.
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award is awarded to the best informational book for children. Sibert award winners can be found in the "Nonfiction" section of Cleveland's library.