Awards & Scholarships

Call for Suggestions – 2018 Newbery Award

The Newbery committee is surrounded by books and beginning to identify worthy titles for discussion, but we need your assistance in ensuring we are identifying the very best in children’s literature published in 2017.  Please suggest a title to the committee for consideration.  Visit the Newbery Medal page, log into your ALA account and fill out the suggestion form.  It’s that easy!

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The Newbery Medal is presented annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published during the preceding year. Honor books may be named.

Distinguished is defined as:

  • marked by eminence and distinction: noted for significant achievement
  • marked by excellence in quality
  • marked by conspicuous excellence or eminence
  • individually distinct

More information can be found on the Submission Process and FAQ’s about ALSC’s Book & Media Awards pages.

Send your choices soon – the suggestion form closes on October 15, 2017!


Today’s guest blogger is Cecilia P. McGowan, 2018 Newbery Committee Chair.

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