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Youth Book Awards

Caldecott - 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.

Newbery - The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It 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.

Young Hoosier - Student participation in pleasure reading was the thrust of the Young Hoosier Book Award (YHBA) program at its inception during the 1974-75 school year. By allowing students to vote for their favorite books, media professionals hoped that more students could be motivated to read newly published books. Each vote cast locally is counted at the state level.