For your child, or even your inner child…check out some of the books that have received top honors for excellent storytelling, illustration and most importantly, imagination.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Click on any of the book covers below to read an abstract of the book, and if it catches your fancy, place it on hold right there on the same screen.