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What do Olympic medals and books have in common ?
Book award medals...
Since 1922 books that are excellent, outstanding, distinctive, and loved by readers are awarded writing and illustration medals for excellence. Book awards come from many countries, and feature many different aspects of book publication.
Children's book medals have been awarded since 1922.
Newbery Medal (1922)
[US medal for best fiction]
Caldecott Medal (1938)
[US medal for best illustration]
The Governor General’s Literary Awards (1936)
known affectionately as “the GGs”
[Canada for children's literature and illustration]
Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award (1947)
[Canada for best children's literature]
Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award (1971)
[Canada for best children's illustration]