The Ladybug Picture Book Award is designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children's picture books.
A committee of children's librarians from around the state selects 10 picture book titles early in the year. Then, during November, New Hampshire children from preschoolers to those in third grade choose the award winner. The winning picture book is announced at the end of the year. The author and illustrator of the winning book will receive a crystal award created by Pepi Herrmann Crystal.
Click here for the current Ladybug Picture Award winner and a list of previous winners with links to our catalog for availability. Voting materials, including a picture ballot and tally sheets, are available on the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library website.
The Great Stone Face Book Award is sponsored by the Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire. The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to let children honor their favorite authors.
In April each year, New Hampshire children vote for their favorite book from a list of 20 recently-published titles that are chosen by the Great Stone Face Committee. The winner is announced in May.
Click here for the current Great Stone Face Award winner and a list of previous winners with links to our catalog for availability. For more information, please visit the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire on their Facebook page.
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Click here for a list of all Newbery Medal winners with links to our catalog.