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Children's and Juvenile Books

This guide includes juvenile books located at the Arrendale Library. Books can be accessed by topic. Brief descriptions are also available as well as links to online children's book sites.

Award Winning Books

  • John Newbery Awards - The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year.
  • Randolph Caldecott Awards - This medal is given to the artist who created the most distinguished picture book of the year.
  • Pura Belpre Awards - 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.
  • Coretta Scott King Awards - Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream.
  • Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction - Scott O'Dell established this award in 1982 to encourage other writers to focus on historical fiction. He hoped in this way to increase the interest of young readers in the historical background that has helped to shape their country and their world.
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel Award - given annually 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.
  • Children’s Literature Legacy Award - Formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder aware, the Children's LIterature Legacy Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
  • Georgia Children's Book Award - The purpose of the award is to foster a love of reading in the children of Georgia, and to introduce them to books of literary excellence. The award is given in two categories – picture books and middle grade novels. Books are nominated for the awards by teachers and media specialists from the state of Georgia.
  • NCTE Poetry Awards - The National Council of Teachers of English established its Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in 1977 to honor a living American poet for his or her aggregate work for children ages 3–13.
  • Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Awards - An annual award from the National Council of Teachers of English for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children.