Named after 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, the
Caldecott Medal is awarded by the Association for Library Service
to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library
Association. The award is presented each year to the illustrator of the
most distinguished American picture book for children.
Named after 18th century British bookseller, John Newbery, the
Newbery Medal is awarded by the Association for Library Service
to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association
(ALA). The award is presented each year to the author of the most
distinguished American book for children.
Awarded to the most outstanding book written for children published
originally in a language other than English and in a country other than
the United States but subsequently translated into English and
published in the United States.
Named after Pura Belpre, the first Latina librarian at the New York
Public Library. The award is presented annually to the Latina/Latino
writer and illustrator whose work best portrays and celebrates the
Latino cultural experience for children and youth.
Named after Andrew Carnegie, this award honors the most
outstanding video productions for children released in the proceeding
The Geisel award is named after Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known
as Dr. Seuss. The award is presented annually to the most
distinguished American book published for young readers in English
in the United States in the previous year.
This award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced
for children/and/or young adults, available in English in the United
Awarded annually to the author and illustrator of the most-
Distinguished informational book published in English in the United
States during the preceding year.
Named after Laura Ingalls Wilder, the Wilder Award is presented
annually to an author or illustrator whose books, published in the
United States and over a period of years, have made a substantial
and lasting impact and lasting contribution to Children’s Literature.
Other American Library Association (ALA) Awards:
Amelia Bloomer Booklist
Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
Best Fiction for Young Adults
Coretta Scott King Book Awards
Michael L. Printz Award
Rainbow Book List
Schneider Family Book Award
Stonewall Book Awards
Also see ALA Notables list
To see a comprehensive list of the above award lists, winners, and lists of
ALA Affiliate awards, visit the following link:
This award honors 10 adult books with special appeal for teens.
The Margaret A. Edwards Award is sponsored by School Library
Journal. The award honors an author and specific works by that
author for significant and lasting contribution for writing to teens.
The Morris award is presented for the best book by a new author for
The Nonfiction award honors the best nonfiction book written for
teens each year.
The Odyssey Award is presented to the producer of the best
audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in
English in the United States for the previous year.
The Michael L. Printz Award is sponsored by Booklist and it
recognizes the best book written for teens each year.
In addition to the yearly book awards, the YALSA website has a wealth of
book information including the ultimate YA bookshelf and Best of the Best
lists by publication year. Lists cover most genres including best fiction,
audiobooks, graphic novels, top popular paperbacks, and top quick picks for
For more information on YALSA and to see their full resources, visit their
Scholarly Journals with book reviews:
• Library Journal
• Publisher’s Weekly
• Kirkus Reviews
• Book Links
• School Library Journal
• The Horn Book Magazine
• School Library Media Connection
• Library Sparks
Experts with website links to find them:
Deborah B. Ford
Links to Lists of Great Bloggers in Children’s and YA Literature:
Other Book Sources You Don’t Want to Miss:
International Literacy Association Reading Lists
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Notable Children’s