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2022 Award Winning Books

Don't know what to read?

To check out some of the best award winning books, click on one of the major literary prizes on the left!

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 older bookworms -- in a range of genres. These books are worth checking out. These excellent award winners are already on their way to becoming classics in children's literature.

Database of Award Winning Children's Literature (DAWCL)



Database of Award Winning Children's Literature, by Lisa R. Bartle, Librarian

(From the DAWCL web site)


The purpose of this database is to create a tailored reading list of quality children's literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards. I expect the user to be a librarian or a teacher intervening for a child-reader, however anyone may make use of it to find the best in children's literature including parents, book store personnel, and children and young adults themselves.


DAWCL has over 16,000 records from 165 awards across six English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Ireland). Click the link Explanation of Awards above to see a list of awards, their countries, and a brief explanation. Each book is indexed to some degree so users can find it using the form search or the keyword search. As I read a book, I index it more fully. Naturally, DAWCL is always a work in progress, so results will change with the addition of new awards, award-winners, and my reading/indexing habits.  See the Developments Log for more detail.