Grace Andrews Collection

This collection houses award winning books ranging from Early Readers to Young Adult Novels and covers a range of fiction and nonfiction titles. This collection of children's and adolescent literature has been acquired the generous endowment of Grace Andrews and her family.

  • Grace Andrews Collection
    Grace Andrews Collection

Award Details

Mildred L. Batchelder Award: The award has been given since 1968 to books for young people that were originally published in a language other than English, in a country other than the United States and then translated into English. Winners of this award come from all genres, appeal to all levels of readers, and are some of the best international books found in the United States.

Pura Belpré Medal: The award has been presented annually, since 1996, to a Latinx writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latinx cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. Winners of this award embody cultural richness, meet the highest standards for artistic and literary quality, and will appeal to readers of all ages.

Randolph Caldecott Medal: The award, given annually since 1938, recognizes the illustrator of the year’s most distinguished illustrated “picture” books. Winners of this award meet the highest standards for artistic quality and will appeal to readers of all ages.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award: The award recognizes the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished books for Beginning Readers annually since 2006. Winners of this award will appeal specifically to new readers, but can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

Coretta Scott King Book Awards: The award has been given annually, since 1970, to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Winners of this award embody cultural richness, meet the highest standards for artistic and literary quality, and will appeal to readers of all ages.

John Newbery Medal: The award, given annually since 1922, recognizes the author of the year’s most distinguished American book for young people (age 7-14). Winners of this award meet the highest standards of literary excellence and will appeal to readers of all ages.

NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children: This award, awarded annually by National Council of English Teachers (NCTE) since 1990, recognizes books that exemplify excellence in the writing of nonfiction for young people. These award winners cover a variety of topics in appealing and informative ways as well as achieving the highest standards of literacy and artistic merit and will appeal to readers of all ages.

Michael L. Printz Award: The award has been given yearly since 2000 to books that exemplify literary excellence in Young Adult literature. Winners of this award are primarily fiction but can span all genres. These books will appeal to young adults and mature readers of all ages.

Schneider Family Book Award: The award, given annually since 2004, honors an author or illustrator of a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. These awards are given in three categories: primary, intermediate, and young adult and will appeal to readers of all ages.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal: This award is given since 2001 to authors and illustrators annually for the best informational or nonfiction books published in the United States that year. Winners of this award are exceptional informational books that will appeal to readers of all ages.

Stonewall Book Awards - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award: The Stonewall Children and Young Adults Literature award is given yearly since 2010 to books that have exceptional merit relating to the gay/ lesbian/ bisexual/ transgender experience.  Winners of this award span all genres. These books will appeal to readers of all ages.

Each book in the Grace Andrews Collection has a color-coded star on it's spine to indicate the award(s) it has won. See map below for more details.

Grace Andrews Collection Map

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Grace Andrews Books

New GA Books 2016

We love adding new GA Award Books to our collection! After the Youth Media Awards are announced in early winter, we put our order in to Red Balloons Books. Here are the additions from 2016.

General Award Information

Read more about the American Library Association Youth Media Awards

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Award Winning Books

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