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The Best of the Best

The Imagination Library is Filled with Award-Winning Books  - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL) prides itself on the quality of the books in its collection.  It is no surprise, therefore, that many award-winning titles, authors and illustrators are currently on their book lists, or have been over the years.  Read on to learn a little bit about the more prominent awards given out for children's literature in this country and the many award-winning books found on DPIL shelves. Newbery and Caldecott Awards The Newbery Medal , established in 1922, is the oldest children's book award in the world.  It is awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.  With its intent and long history, it continues to be the best known and most discussed children's book prize in the country.   Likewise, the Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the ALA to the illustrator of most t