AWARDS FOR CHILDREN BOOKS
Children books may have what looks like a medal on the front cover denoting that it is an award-winning children's book. Two of these awards are explained below.
THE CALDECOTT MEDAL
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
THE NEWBERRY MEDAL
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
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