Books & Awards Winners
There are four major children’s book awards. They are:
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually
by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for
The Geisel Award, named after Dr. Seuss, is given annually by the American Library Association to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.
The Newbery Medal was named for British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually
by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished contribution to
American literature for children.
The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to
choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. The children of Connecticut vote during
the month of April for their favorite Nutmeg nominated book and the winner is announced in May.