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Award Winning and Notable Children's Books PreK - 8

Award books for early books thru mid grade

About the Ezra Jack Keats Award

Known collectively as the Ezra Jack Keats Award, the New Writer Award was established in 1985 and the New Illustrator Award in 2001 to recognize and encourage emerging talent in the field of children’s books. Many past winners have gone on to distinguished careers, creating books beloved by parents, children, librarians and teachers around the world. Winners are announced the second Tuesday of March, each year.

Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Winners 2023-2020

Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor Books 2023-2020

Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award Winners 2023-2020

Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Books 2023-2020

Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Winners 2019-2010

Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor Books 2019-2012

Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award Winners 2019-2010

Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Books 2019-2012

Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Winners 2009-2000

Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award Winners 2009-2001

Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Winners 1999-1990

No Award given 1998!

No Award given 1996!

No Award given 1994!

No Award given 1992!

No Award given 1990!

Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Winners 1989-1986

No Award given 1988!