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.
Current nominees and past winners are listed on the Center for the Book website. Voting materials, including a picture ballot and tally sheets are also on this 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, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to let children honor their favorite author.
Each year a committee selects 25 recently published titles, and children in grades four through six vote for their favorite title during National Library Week. The winner is announced in May.
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.
You can find a list of the current and past winners, as well as more information about the history of the award online on the American Library Association website.