ALA Awards 2020: Horn Book reviews of the winners

The most prestigious honors in children’s literature, the Newbery and Caldecott medals, were awarded to Jerry Craft for New Kid and Kadir Nelson for The Undefeated on January 27, 2020, at the American Library Association’s midwinter meeting in Philadelphia. Also announced at the gathering were the winners of the Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpré, Michael L. Printz, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Robert F. Sibert awards and several other major honors. Follow the links below for more information about all the winning titles, including in many cases their reviews in The Horn Book Magazine or The Horn Book Guide.


Newbery Medal
Caldecott Medal
Belpré Award (Author and Illustrator)
Coretta Scott King Awards (Author and Illustrator)
Geisel Award
Printz Award
Sibert Award


Additional ALA awards
Alex, Arbuthnot, APALA, Sydney Taylor, Batchelder, Children's Literature Legacy, Early Learning Digital Media, Edwards, CSK-Hamilton, Morris, Odyssey, Schneider, CSK-Steptoe, Stonewall, and YALSA Nonfiction awards


ALA Midwinter slideshow

Horn Book Guide reviews of ALA winners


ALSC Notable Children’s Books list

Great Graphic Novels for Teens

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults list



For more, click on the tag ALA Midwinter 2020.

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