Award Winners

Looking for a good book to read? Check out an award winning book. Do a series search Destiny, the library's online catalog, or take a look at one of the web sites below.


William Allen White Children's Book Award
The William Allen White Award winners are chosen by the children of Kansas. To participate, any Kansas student in grades 3-8 must read at least two books from the list of nominees to be eligible to vote. Students will have the opportunity to vote in April of each year. See a list of past winners.

Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medal is awarded to the "author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." You can see a list of all the past Newbery Medal Winners and Honor Books. Popular books on this list include: The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, Holes, Ella Enchanted, Shiloh, Maniac Magee, Hatchet, The Sign of the Beaver, and Bridge to Terabithia (just to name a few).

Caldecott Medal
This special award is given for outstanding illustrations in a children's book. You can see a list of all the Caldecott Medal and Honor winners from 1938 to the present.