Award-Winning Books

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Sunshine State Readers

The Florida Association for Media in Education surveys its membership and Florida kids to choose engaging books for the annual statewide Battle of the Books competition. If you're interested in competing, talk to your teacher. Or just read for fun!

Newbery Medal

This medal is awarded every January to the most notable American children's book. One winner and several honorable mentions are awarded.

Caldecott

This medal is awarded every January to the artist of the most notable American picture book for children. One winner and several honorable mentions are awarded.

Coretta Scott King Award

These awards are given to the best story for children about the African American experience, in honor of civil rights activist Coretta Scott King.

Pura Belpre Award

This is awarded to the best books for children celebrating Latino and Hispanic cultures and experiences.