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Award Winning Books

The American Library Association presents a number of awards every year. Try some of these lists:

Caldecott Medal - Goes to the best picture book of the year.

Newberry Medal - Goes to "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children" each year.

Batchelder Award - Goes to the outstanding book published in a language other than English each year.

Coretta Scott King Award - Goes to outstanding book by an African American authors or illustrator.

Belpre Award - Goes to the outstanding children's book written or illustrated by a Latino/ Latina.

Geisel Award - Goes to the outstanding book for beginning readers

Sibert Award - Goes to the most distinguished information book

Wilder Award - Goes to an author or illustrator who has made a long-term, substantial contribution to children's literature


The mission of the Davis Joint Unified School District Libraries is to foster a lifelong love and habit of reading, while promoting skills and literacy in the ethical and effective use of information and technology among all students. This is accomplished by the instruction of teacher librarians supported by technicians, who work collaboratively with faculty and staff and oversee the provision of a wide variety of print and electronic resources.

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