The Newbery Medal
The John Newbery Medal is awarded each January "to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children," according the the American Library Association (ALA) website. Usually several additional books are awarded Newbery Honor status. Click here to view a list of past Medal and Honor winners, 1922 - present. The Newbery Medal and Honor winners held at St. Joseph School's library have a red dot on the spine label.
The Caldecott Medal
The Randolph Caldecott medal is "awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children," according to the ALA website. Usually several additional books are awarded Caldecott Honors. Click here to view a list of past Medal and Honor winners, 1938 - present. Caldecott Medal and Honor winners held at St. Joseph School library have a blue dot on the spine label.
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
First awarded in 2006, the Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers. Click here to view a list of past Medal and Honor winners, 2006 - present.
The Printz Award
The Michael L. Printz award annually honors the best book written for teens. In addition, the committee may name up to four honor books. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) requests some information before displaying the list of winners. Since the award targets teens ages 12-18, please be aware that some contain topics appropriate for older teens. St. Joseph School library will preview these before selecting any for our collection. Click here to be taken to the form to see the winners, 2000 - present.
The Volunteer State Book Award
It's in the students' hands for the Volunteer State Book Award! Students across Tennessee may vote if they have read or listened to at least 3 books from a division. The books are for Primary (Pre-K-2nd Grade), Intermediate (Grades 3rd-5th), Middle School (Grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12). Voting takes place in the spring, just before the meeting of the Tennessee Association of School Librarians. Click here to view the 2012 - 2013 Lists of Nominees.