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AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION : AWARD WINNING CHILDREN'S BOOKS

The American Library Association (ALSC) recognizes excellence in children's books by bestowing awards to authors, illustrators, and others each year.

THE NEWBERY AWARD

     

 

    The Newbery Award given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

FIRST NEWBERY AWARD

The first Newbery Award was given in 1922 to author Hendrik Willem van Loon for his book

"The Story of Mankind"

Ven Loon describes climbing a tower in Rotterdam in his youth. Years later, the perspective at the top inspired the author to develop a metaphor of history as a "mighty Tower of Experience, which Time has built amidst the endless fields of bygone ages."  Amazon

THE NEWBERY HONOR AWARD

The Newbery Honor Awards  are given to the  runners up.