12 years of amazing children's books.
Browse each year's best children's books by clicking on the programs below. The diversity of the winning publishers proves that promoting childhood literacy knows no boundaries, as medalists come not only from long-established publishers and university presses, but from small presses and self-publishers.
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Congratulations to the 2017 Moonbeam medalists!
The 2017 Moonbeam medalists were announced on October 4, 2017.
This year’s winners were celebrated at a festival on November 11th in Traverse City, Michigan.
Celebrating books and literacy at TCCBF.
Learn more about the Traverse City Children's Book Festival. Each year's medalists celebrate their win at the Moonbeam Awards Ceremony in Traverse City, Michigan, which is held in conjunction with the Traverse City Children's Book Festival, an annual event that brings children's book authors, publishers, illustrators, and children together to celebrate reading and children's books.