Hans Christian Andersen Awards
Frequently referred to as the "Little Nobel Prize," the Hans Christian Andersen Medal is awarded biennially to the living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature. The nominations are made by the National Sections of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) and the recipients are selected by a distinguished international jury of children's literature specialists. For more information, visit the IBBY website.
2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award Announced
The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) is pleased to announce that artist Bryan Collier and author Jacqueline Woodson have been nominated for the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award. Frequently referred to as the "Little Nobel Prize," the Hans Christian Andersen Medal is considered the highest international recognition given to an author and illustrator of children's books. Read more...
Past U.S. Winners of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal
1962 - Meindert DeJong (Author Medal)
1970 - Maurice Sendak (Illustrator Medal)
1972 - Scott O'Dell (Author Medal)
1978 - Paula Fox (Author Medal)
1992 - Virginia Hamilton (Author Medal)
1998 - Katherine Paterson (Author Medal)
Download a list of U.S. and international nominees from 1956 to 2008.
2012: Maria Teresa Andruetto (Argentina) for writing and Peter Sis (Czech Republic) for illustration
2010: David Almond (UK) for writing and Jutta Bauer (Germany) for illustration.
2012: Paul Fleischman (Short List) and Chris Raschka
2010: Walter Dean Myers and Eric Carle