Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video

The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually by ALA's Association for Library Serice to Children.  It honors outstanding video productions for children.



March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World



Jump In! Freestyle Edition
A young boxer, Izzy Daniels, trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend Mary asks him to substitute in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man discovers a hidden passion for jump roping. Produced by Jumping Rope Productions & The Disney Channel. TV-G


Knuffle Bunny
A compilation (based on popular books for young children) of six animated short films produced by Weston Woods between 1989 and 2005. Produced by Westin Woods Studios. Based on the book Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems. NR


The Man Who Walked Between the Towers


The Dot


Giggle, Giggle, Quack
Farmer Brown goes on vacation, leaving his brother Bob in charge, but Duck has changed the care instructions for the animals. "The most wonderful egg in the world": Several animals have very beautiful features, but whoever lays the most wonderful egg will be crowned princess. Produced by New Video Group. Based on the book Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin. NR


So You Want to Be President?
Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton. Produced by Weston Woods Studios. Based on the book So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George and illustrated by David Small. NR


My Louisiana Sky
Growing up in Saitter, Louisiana , in the 1950s, twelve-year-old Tiger Ann struggles with her feelings about her stern, but loving grandmother, her mentally slow parents, and her good friend and neighbor, Jesse. Directed by Adam Arkin.  Starring Juliette Lewis & Shirley Knight. Based on the book My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt. NR


Antarctic Antics
A collection of poems celebrating the habits and habitat of Emperor penguins. Produced by Weston Woods Studios. Based on the book Antartic Antics by Judy Sierra. NR


Miss Nelson Has a Field Day
The notorious Miss Swamp reappears at the Horace B. Smedley School, this time to shape up the football team and make them win at least one game. Produced by Weston Woods Studios. Based on the book Miss Nelson Has a Field Day by Harry Allard. NR


The First Christmas
Presents the traditional story of the birth of Jesus, beginning with Mary and Joseph's trip from Nazareth to Bethlehem. We witness their encounter with the innkeeper who "has no room for them" but provides shelter in a stable where Mary gives birth. We see the announcement to the shepherds and follow the Magi who trek across the desert guided by the mysterious star. Produced by Billy Budd Films. NR


Willa: An American Snow White
" The classic Grimm Tale is reset in Virginia in 1915 as innocent young Willa is forced from home by her stepmother, an aging actress obsessed with her fading beauty. Willa joins three colorful actors in a traveling medicine show and in a multi-layered, fascinating adaptation, finds Shakespeare, an apple, and true love in the person of a handsome moving picture maker." Produced by Davenport Films. Based on the fairy tale Snow White by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. NR


Notes Alive! On the Day You Were Born
Original music by Steve Heitzeg brings us across our round planet as the moon pulls, the tides rise, the ain falls, the sun flares-and a child arrives! This colorful, yet gentle score carries the story directly to the heart with that special magic belonging to great music. Produced by What a Gal Productions. Based on the book On The Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier. NR


Owen isn't happy when his parents won't let him bring Fuzzy, his beloved yellow blanket, to school. Luckily, Owen 's mother has the perfect solution. Produced by Weston Woods Studios. Based on the book Owen by Kevin Henkes. NR


A young African-American girl is traumatized when a gang attacks her and her brother on their way home from school and spray-paints her face white. Based on a true story. Produced by Michael Sporn Animation.  Based on the book Whitewash by Ntozake Shange & Michael Sporn. NR


Eric Carle: Picture Writer
The noted author-illustrator reads from some of his books, answers questions from children's letters, and demonstrates how he prepares his tissue paper and collage pictures. Produced by Searchlight Films. NR


The Pool Party


Harry Comes Home


Ralph S. Mouse