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! 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…

Author Spotlight

Be Inspired By the 2016 ALSC Award Speeches!

Download Rafael Lopez' Belpre Acceptance Speech

Did you miss the ALSC media award acceptance speeches in Orlando? Or just want to enjoy them again at your leisure? PDFs of the Batchelder, Belpré, Caldecott, Carnegie, Geisel, Newbery, Sibert, and Wilder acceptance remarks are available below. Thanks to ALSC Marketing Intern Elizabeth Taft, we’ve also provided some images with quotes below. These inspiring quotes show the passion and dedication authors and illustrators bring to children’s literature. Download PDFs         Download PDFs    

ALA Annual 2015

Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet Videos

The award acceptance videos from the 2015 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet are now available. These speeches took place at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Below are the three videos from each of the winners. You can also watch the video of the full banquet (running time 1 hour 45 minutes 54 seconds). Enjoy! Kwame Alexander – Newbery Speech Dan Santat – Caldecott Speech Donald Crews – Wilder Speech