Award-Winning Books

Looking for a great kids' book? From the Newbery Medal to the Coretta Scott King Book Award, the must-read books on this list have all been honored by one of the United States' top book prizes. 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. These excellent award winners are already on their way to becoming classics in children's literature. And for more essential books for kids, try our list of the 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12.

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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Book Poster Image
Cute, fresh take on having an imaginary friend.
By Dan Santat
(2014)
(2014)
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Sam & Dave Dig a Hole Book Poster Image
Quirky tale of boys' spectacular backyard adventure.
By Mac Barnett
(2014)
(2014)
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Firebird Book Poster Image
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
By Misty Copeland
(2014)
(2014)
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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Book Poster Image
Engaging picture-book intro to word-loving thesaurus author.
By Jen Bryant
(2014)
(2014)
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The Crossover Book Poster Image
Soaring, poignant, novel in verse hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
(2014)
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El Deafo Book Poster Image
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
(2014)
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Brown Girl Dreaming Book Poster Image
Captivating poems depict coming-of-age in tumultuous 1960s.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
(2014)
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This One Summer Book Poster Image
Well-observed graphic novel charts transition to adolesence.
By Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki
(2014)
(2014)
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I'll Give You The Sun Book Poster Image
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
(2014)
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Grasshopper Jungle Book Poster Image
Brilliant end-of-the-world chronicle is unforgettably weird.
By Andrew Smith
(2014)
(2014)
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