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Curriculum Materials Center: Award Books

Located on the lower level of the Centennial Library

ABOUT THE CMC

The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) houses a representative collection of materials commonly used in public and private schools. The collection includes children's and young adult literature, content-area textbooks from a variety of publishers and other curricular materials, courses of study, instructional aids, educational media, and other materials suitable for PreK-12 classrooms. Christian education and ministry-related resources are also available in a variety of formats. Although primarily used by education majors, others will find helpful materials here as well.

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THESE AWARD BOOKS MAY BE FOUND IN THE CMC

Click on the name of the award to see the list of those books in the library catalog. Click on the PDF icon to see a PDF file listing all the winners of that award, including the call numbers for the books we have in the CMC, and click on "Website" to visit the website of each award.

Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator Award
Awarded annually since 1971 by the Canadian Library Association to an outstanding illustrator of a children's book published in Canada during the preceding year.
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Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature
Presented annually since 1993 by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs to encourage and commend authors, illustrators, and publishers who produce quality children's and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States. 
| Website

Asian/Pacific American Picture Book Award

Asian/Pacific American Children's Literature Award

Asian/Pacific American Young Adult Literature Award
These awards were originally presented bi-annually, beginning in 2004, by the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association for books published in the preceding years. The awards are now presented annually.  In 2011, a third category (Children's Literature Award) was added.
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Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
Awards are given in three categories: Fiction & Poetry, Nonfiction, and Picture Books.
| Website | Honor books

Buckeye Children's Book Award
The Buckeye Children's Book Award was begun in 1981. Students across Ohio nominate books for the award, and then vote on the nominated books the following year. The program is designed to encourage children in Ohio to read literature critically, to promote teacher and librarian involvement in children's literature programs, and to commend authors of such literature.  (See also the Teen Buckeye Book Award below.)
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Caldecott Medal
Awarded annually since 1938 by the American Library Association to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book.
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Caldecott Medal Honor Books
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Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children
Awarded annually since 1947 for a book published in Canada by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
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Canadian Library Association Young Adult Canadian Book Award
Awarded annually since 1981 by the Canadian Library Association, this award recognizes an author of an outstanding English language Canadian book which appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18.
| Website

Carnegie Medal
Presented annually since 1937 by the British Library Association, to an outstanding book for children and young people published in the United Kingdom. 
| Website

Charlotte Zolotow Award
The Charlotte Zolotow Award, administered by the Cooperative Children's Book Center, is given annually to the author of the best picture book text published in the United States in the preceding year. Established in 1998, the award is named to honor the work of Charlotte Zolotow, a distinguished children's book editor for 38 years with Harper Junior Books, and author of more than 70 picture books.
| Website | Honor books

Coretta Scott King Author Award
Presented annually since 1970 by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table to authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream."
| Website | Honor books

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
| Website | Honor books

E. B. White Read Aloud Award for Picture Books
The E. B. White Read Aloud Award, established by the Association of Booksellers for Children in 2004, honors a book that reflects the universal read aloud standards that were created by the work of the author E. B. White in his classic books for children: Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan.  Awards are given for picture books and middle readers.
| Website | Honor books

E. B. White Read Aloud Award for Middle Readers
| Website | Honor books

Kate Greenaway Medal
Presented annually since 1956 to the most distinguished work in the illustration of children's books published in the United Kingdom. 
| Website

Michael L. Printz Award
Given annually to a book exemplifying excellence in young adult literature by the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association.
| Website | Honor books

Mildred L. Batchelder Award
This award, established in 1966, is a citation awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.
| Website | Honor books

Newbery Medal
Awarded annually since 1922 by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished book for children published in the United States the previous year.
| Website

Newbery Medal Honor Books
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Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production
This annual award is presented by the American Library Association to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.
| Website

Orbis Pictus Award
Established in 1990, this award is given by the National Council of Teachers of English for outstanding nonfiction for children for books published during the previous year.
| Website | Honor books

Phoenix Award
Awarded annually since 1985 by the Children's Literature Association to a book originally published in English twenty years previously which did not receive a major award at the time of its publication.
| Website | Honor books

Pura Belpré Author Award
Presented bi-annually since 1996 to an author and an illustrator of Latin descent whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
| Website | Honor books

Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
| Website | Honor books

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, established by the Association for Library Service to Children in 2001, is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year.
| Website | Honor books

Schneider Family Book Award
The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
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Scott O'Dell Award
Established in 1982 by Scott O'Dell, this award recognizes outstanding works of historical fiction for children or young adults.
| Website

Teen Buckeye Book Award
The Buckeye Children's Book Award was begun in 1981. Students across Ohio nominate books for the award, and then vote on the nominated books the following year. The program is designed to encourage children in Ohio to read literature critically, to promote teacher and librarian involvement in children's literature programs, and to commend authors of such literature.  The Teen Buckeye Book Award category was added in 2003.
| Website

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Awarded annually beginning in 2006, this award is presented to the author of the most distinguished beginning reader book published during the preceding year.
| Website | Honor books

William C. Morris Award
The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
| Website | Finalists

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 to October 31 publishing year.
| Website | Finalists

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