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Looking for a certain theme for items in the various collections in the Curriculum Department? Start here!

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will help you locate the different Gryphon Award books that are in our collections.  Just click on a name to go to the record!

Please note: if a title is not linked, it means that we currently do not have it in our collection.  Please check the Kearney Public Library or consider ordering it from Interlibrary Loan

Gryphon Award

The Gryphon Award of $1,000 was given annually in recognition of an English language work of fiction or non-fiction for which the primary audience is children in Kindergarten through Grade 4. The title chosen best exemplifies those qualities that successfully bridge the gap in difficulty between books for reading aloud to children and books for practiced readers.  2021 was the final year this award was presented.

Gryphon Award 2023

Please see this announcement from the official website...

"NOVEMBER 28, 2022 – The Center for Children’s Books will be retiring the Gryphon Award as of 2023. We were thrilled to be able to recognize so many excellent books for early and beginning readers, and we hope authors, illustrators, and educators continue to support efforts toward early literacy and instill a love of books in children just beginning to venture into independent reading. A list of all winners and honor books is available on the award’s archive page."

Gryphon Award 2022

Per an announcement on the award site, there will be no 2022 award due to staffing changes

Gryphon Award 2009

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Gryphon Award 2008

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Gryphon Award 2007

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Gryphon Award 2006

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Gryphon Award 2004

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