The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.
The Pura Belpré Award is presented annually to a Latino/Latina author and illustrator whose work portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
Boston Globe – Horn Book Award
Awarded yearly for excellence in literature in three categories: picture book, fiction & poetry, and non-fiction.
The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded yearly to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
The Andrew Carnegie Medal honors the most outstanding video productions for children.
Carolyn Field Award
Awarded yearly to a Pennsylvania author or illustrator by the Pennsylvania Library Association.
Children’s Notable Lists
Notable books, recordings, videos, computer software, and websites selected by the American Library Association’s Association for Library Service to Children.
Coretta Scott King Award
Awarded yearly to an African-American author and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions to children’s literature.
Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature
A large searchable database of award winning books.
The Theodore Seuss Geisel Award is presented to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.
Hans Christian Andersen Award
Awarded every other year by the International Board on Books for Young People to a living author and illustrator “whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children’s literature.”
National Book Award
Awarded annually to an exceptional book by an American author.
The John Newbery Medal is awarded yearly to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Given annually for the best audiobook for children and young adults.
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually for the most distinguished informational book for youth.
Sydney Taylor Book Award
Awarded yearly to the best in Jewish literature for children by the Association of Jewish Libraries.
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honors an author or illustrators whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to children’s literature.