U.S. Children's Book Awards
Library Association Children's Literature Awards
- Winners are announced each year on the Monday of the American Library Association
Mid-Winter Meeting (January/February). The Award presentation takes place
at the ALA Conference (June/July).
of the 1999 ALA Awards - Announced February 1, 1999
of the 1998 ALA Awards
of the 1997 ALA Awards
of the 1996 ALA Awards
Medal and Honor Books
Medal Books - For illustration
Medal and Honor Books
Scott King Award
- Presented annually to a black author and a black illustrator.
L. Batchelder Award
- For outstanding translated book for children.
Ingalls Wilder Medal
- Presented once every three years to an author or illustrator for a body
A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature For Young Adults
- For lifetime achievement in writing for teenagers.
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
- Winners and Honor Books are announced each fall at the New England Library
Association conference. One of the things that makes this list different from
the Newbery and Caldecott lists is that books published in the U.S. but written
by non-Americans are eligible. Since 1976, it has also included an award for
Book Award for Young People's Literature
- Presented each year in November. The Young People's category was added in
1996. This list also includes the Children's Books categories of the National
Book Award/American Book Awards 1969-1983.
Booksellers Book of the Year, Children's Prize
- Presented annually in May/June. The Children's Award began in 1993.
Book Committee at Bank Street College
- Three awards: the Josette Frank Award (formerly the Child Study Committee
Children's Book Award) for fiction, the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for nonfiction,
and the Claudia Lewis Award for poetry. Presented to works for children or
young people that "deal realistically and in a positive way with problems
in their world."
- Winners in the Books for Young People category of the Christopher Awards,
which are presented each February to works which "which affirm the highest
values of the human spirit."
Golden Kite Award
- Presented to members of the Society Of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
by their peers.
Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
- Presented by the National Council of Teachers of English.
Addams Book Award
- Presented to the book that most effectively promotes the cause of peace,
social justice and world community. Announced each year on September 6, Jane
Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature
- The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP). Given in recognition
of a U.S. work in English or Spanish which "authentically and engagingly presents
the experience of individuals in Latin America or the Caribbean, or of Latinos
in the United States."
- First awarded in 1996. Honors Latino writers and illustrators whose work
best exemplify authentic cultural experiences in children's works of literature.
Prize Winners and Aesop Accolade Lists
- The Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society. For outstanding
books incorporating folklore.
for Excellence in Poetry for Children
- National Council of Teachers of English. Presented once every three years
to a poet in recognition of an entire body of work.
- First presented in April 1998 to the "Best Children's Science Picture Book."
O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
- Awarded to a book published in the U.S. and set in the New World. Awarded
in the first quarter of each year.
Allan Poe Awards
- Mystery Writers of America. Awarded each Spring. Bookwire's Edgar
Awards page includes information on the other (non-juvenile) categories.
Nominees (Juvenile and Young Adult categories)
Young Adult Mystery
U.S. Regional Awards
- Georgia Children's Book Award
- The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
- Chosen by grade 4-8 students in Illinois schools, from a list of nominees.
- The Young Hoosier Book Awards
- Children's choice awards in three categories (K-3, 4-6, and 6-8), sponsored by the Association for Indiana Media Educators.
- William Allen White Book Award
- Selected by Kansas young people in the 4th to 8th grades.
- Massachusetts Children's Book Award
- Selected by students in grades 4-6.
- Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature
- Recognizes a New York State author who has demonstrated, through a body of work, a consistently superior quality which supports the curriculum and the educational goals of New York State schools.
- Texas Bluebonnet Awards
- Honors a U.S. book selected by the students of Texas.
- Children's Literature Association of Utah
- The website lists the winners of the Utah's Children's Choice Awards, and includes teaching ideas for next year's nominated titles.
- The Dorothy Canfield Book Award
- Vermont's Students' Choice Award.
- South Carolina Children's Book Awards: 1996-97 Nominees
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