MCBA 2020-2021 Nominees

Other Resources

Novelist K-8 Plus
Reading lists by age and genre, author read-a-likes, series listings, and plot summaries.
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Reading Rockets
Themed booklists, author interviews, and other reading resources.
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Notable Children’s Books

The American Library Association’s annual lists of “the best of the best in children’s books”.

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Massachusetts Children’s Book Awards

The MCBA honors books that promote reading for pleasure among students in grades four through six. The Massachusetts Children’s Book Award is sponsored by Salem State University and coordinated by Dr. Cami Condie.

View list of 2020-21 MCBA nominees

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Newbery Medal Winners

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children’s book published the previous year.

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Caldecott Medal Winners

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library association to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the preceding year.

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The Coretta Scott King Book Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

View The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Winners