With its long history, the Newbery is the most recognizable children’s book award given for “the most distinguished American children’s book published the previous year.”

The 2022 Newbery Medal Winner — The Last Cuentista

With its long history, the Newbery is the most recognizable children’s book award given for “the most distinguished American children’s book published the previous year.”

The 2022 Newbery Medal Winner — The Last Cuentista

Awarded to the artist that illustrated the “most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the preceding year.”

The 2022 Caldecott Medal Winner — Watercress

Awarded to the artist that illustrated the “most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the United States during the preceding year.”

The 2022 Caldecott Medal Winner — Watercress

Given to exceptional African American authors and illustrators of children and YA literature that “demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.”

The 2022 Author Award Winner and Illustrator Award Winner — Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre 

Given to exceptional African American authors and illustrators of children and YA literature that “demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.”

The 2022 Author Award Winner and Illustrator Award Winner — Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre 

Honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit.

The 2022 Award Winner — Firekeeper’s Daughter 

Honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit.

The 2022 Award Winner — Firekeeper’s Daughter 

The Overall Winner of The B&N Children’s & YA Book Awards

Amari and the Night Brothers

by B. B. Alston

Amari and the Night Brothers

by B. B. Alston

Chock full of imagination, heart and spellbinding magical fun, this book is middle-grade fantasy at its finest. B.B. Alston’s fantastical world-building is the icing on the cake of this epic tale of courage, friendship and determination that is deserving of a place on the bookshelves of young readers for many years to come.

The Barnes & Noble Children’s & YA Book Awards discovers, champions, and celebrates the very best in Children’s publishing in three categories: Picture Books, Young Readers and YA.

The Barnes & Noble Children’s & YA Book Awards discovers, champions, and celebrates the very best in Children’s publishing in three categories: Picture Books, Young Readers and YA.