Every bookworm loves to read fiction books whether be it a children literature, fantasy, sci-fi, crime-fiction or romance fiction therefore there are authors to feed the bookworms. There are two things which inspires them to write more books. First thing which inspires them is the purchasing of books by us and second the literary awards won by them. Just like there are Oscar awards for movies and Filmfare awards for Gully Boy there are book awards for different genres of fiction books. Considering this, I have prepared a list of some great book awards for children literature of fiction books and it goes like this:
- Newbery Medal: The John Newbery Medal, frequently shortened to the Newbery, is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), to the author of “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children”. The Newbery and the Medal are considered the two most prestigious awards for children’s literature in the United States Books selected are widely carried by bookstores and libraries, the authors are interviewed on television, and master’s and doctoral theses are written on them. Named for John Newbery, an 18th-century English publisher of juvenile books, the winner of the Newbery is selected at the ALA’s Midwinter Conference by a fifteen-person committee. The Newbery was proposed by Frederic G. Melcher in 1921, making it the first children’s book award in the world. The physical bronze medal was designed by Rene Paul Chambellan and is given to the winning author at the next ALA annual conference. Since its founding there have been several changes to the composition of the selection committee, while the physical medal remains the same.
1. New Kid by Jerry Craft (2020):
This novel is about a 12-year old African American Jordan Banks living in Washington, Heights, loves art and wished to go to art school. Instead his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics. Soon Jordan finds himself torn between two worlds and not fitting in any of the two.Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?
2. Merci Suárez Changes Gears by
This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and–at long last–is given his special name: Beekle.
The #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat–creator of After the Fall and Are We There Yet?–combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art in an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one’s place in the world.