Awards and Series
The Newbery Award is awarded annually for the most distinguished American children"s book published. The Batchelder Award is awarded annually to an American publisher for a children"s book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States. The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. The Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to honor outstanding video productions for children.
California Young Reader Medal
Young people suggest the names of favorite books for nomination, or teachers and librarians note repeatedly read or requested titles, and these are submitted to the California Young Reader Medal Committee. Members of the committee read the suggested books, discuss their merits and appeal to children, and then decide upon a well-balanced list of nominees.
National Education Association Children"s Top 100
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation"s largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the
cause of public education.