Category Young Children's Literature

Young Children's Literature

Young Children's Literature (age 0-6) includes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction books (with or without illustrations).

The Gold Medal winner in this category will be awarded the "Gwen P. Reichert Gold Medal for Young Children's Literature", which provides a cash prize of $1,000. This special award, established in 2014, is in memory of Gwen P. Reichert and serves as a lasting tribute to honor her accomplishments as a rare book collector, nurturer of authors and their audience, and her commitment to children's education.

2021

Isabel and Her Colores Go to School book cover
By: Alexandra Alessandri
Award:  Gold
Category: Young Children's Literature
Book cover for Stompin' at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums
By: Moira Rose Donohue
Award: Silver
Category: Young Children's Literature
Book cover for Stitch by Stitch: Cleve Jones and the AIDS Memorial Quilt
By: Rob Sanders
Award: Bronze
Category: Young Children's Literature

2020

Queen of Tejano Music: Selena
By: Silvia Lopez
Award:  Gold
Category: Young Children's Literature
Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela!
By: Alexandra Alessandri
Award: Silver
Category: Young Children's Literature

2019

book cover
By: Arnold, Marsha Diane
Award: Bronze
Category: Young Children's Literature
Sleeping Bear Press
Hometown: Alva
book cover
By: Sanders, Rob
Award: Silver
Category: Young Children's Literature
Random House Books for Young Readers
Hometown: Brandon
book cover
By: Gholz, Sophia
Award:  Gold
Category: Young Children's Literature
Sleeping Bear Press
Hometown: Jacksonville

2018

book cover
By: Sanders, Rob , By: Schorr, Jared Andrew, Illustrator
Award: Bronze
Category: Young Children's Literature
Simon & Schuster

2017

book cover
By: Berkes, Marianne, By: Morrison, Cathy, Illistrator
Award: Bronze
Category: Young Children's Literature
Dawn Publications

2016

book cover
By: Long, Ethan
Award:  Gold
Category: Young Children's Literature
Holiday House