Local & Regional Children's Book Collections
UVa Library Children's Book Collection
WHERE: Clemons Library
HOW TO FIND THEM: Use this special VIRGO link to find them in Clemons Library.
DESCRIPTION: The children's book collection has more than 7,500 award winning books of fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, science fiction, board books, fairy tales, picture books and bi-lingual books.
All of the books in the UVa children's book collection are award winning books. Most people are familiar with the Newbery, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King book awards, but there are many more. The awards are not only from the United States, but include international book awards as well.
Caldecott Medal Winners,
The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the preceding year. The library has all the books that won this award. (1938-present)
Newbery Medal Winners,
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year. The library has all the books that won this award. (1938-present)
Coretta Scott King Medal Winners
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience. Further, the Award encourages the artistic expression of the black experience via literature and the graphic arts in biographical, social, and historical treatments by African American authors and illustrators.