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Award-Winning Books

Looking for a great kids' book? From the Newbery Medal to the Coretta Scott King Award, the books on this list have all been honored by one of the United States' top book prizes in 2013. You'll find picks for all ages -- from early readers to teen bookworms -- in a range of genres. Whether they've won a Caldecott or Printz Award or Honor, they're all worth checking out.

Browse Award-Winning Books

AGE
2
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Clever color book expands idea of green in nature, at home.
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By Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(2012)
AGE
3
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Little fish tries to outsmart big one in funny thief tale.
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By Jon Klassen
(2012)
AGE
4
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Fanciful story of generosity has a classic folk-tale feel.
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By Mac Barnett
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
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By Kadir Nelson
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
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By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Funny mystery with spunky girl touches on serious themes.
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By Sheila Turnage
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
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By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
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By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Literary story of two boys' life-changing friendship.
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By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Violent but riveting story of Haiti's past and present.
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By Nick Lake
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
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By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)