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Children's Literature

What are the major children's books awards?

State awards

National awards

How do I find award-winning books in JCKL's collection?

Searching Online

  • Use the Advanced Search option in the Quest Library Catalog to find books that have won or been nominated for a particular award. Select "Notes" in the dropdown box on the left and put the award name in quotation marks, for example: "gateway readers award".
  • Or, use the Advanced Search option in the Central Search box on the JCKL homepage. Select "Series" in the dropdown box and search for the award name in quotation marks, for example: "caldecott award".

Browsing the Stacks

  • You will see a spine label on all the award books in the 3rd floor collection for Newbery, Caldecott, and Missouri State Readers Awards (Show Me, Mark Twain, Truman and Gateway).

Searching a Database