Rebecca Caudill Award

The recipient of the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award is chosen each year by Illinois students in grades 4 through 8.

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Bluestem Award

The Bluestem Award winner is chosen annually by Illinois students in grades 3 through 5.

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Caldecott Medal

Adventures of BeekleThe Caldecott Medal is awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children to the illustrator of the year’s best picture book. The 2015 winner is The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, illustrated and written by Dan Santat.

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Newbery Medal

The Crossover by Kwame AlexanderThe Newbery Medal is given by the Association for Library Service to Children in recognition of “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.” The 2015 recipient is The Crossover, written by Kwame Alexander.

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