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Children’s and Young Adult Literature

A guide to locating information and research resources about literature for children and youth.

Canadian Children’s Book Awards

Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Illustrator’s Award
Discontinued after 2016 (CLA award)
List of award winners available via http://cla.ca/wp-content/uploads/Amelia_Past_Winners.pdf (retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

BC Young Readers’ Choice Awards (Red Cedar Book Awards)
Established 1998
For Fiction and Information
“Each year, students just like you vote for their favourite books. You decide who gets the Red Cedar Book Award by voting for your favourite fiction and non-fiction books. Voters should read a minimum of five books in the category (fiction or information books) that they are voting.” (https://www.redcedaraward.ca/help-faq/ , retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children
Discontinued after 2016
List of award winners available via http://cla.ca/wp-content/uploads/BOYA-past-winners.pdf (retrieved March 6, 2019)

 

Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award
Established 1987?
“The Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award is given annually to a book that arouses interest, stimulates curiosity, captures the imagination, and fosters concern for the world around us. The award’s aim is to recognize excellence in Canadian publishing of children’s nonfiction. The criteria include accuracy, clarity, imaginative approach, appropriateness of organization and format, and sensitivity to ethnocentric and gender biases.” (http://vclr.ca/information-book-award/, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award
Established 1986?
“…given annually in recognition of outstanding artistic talent in a Canadian picture book.” (https://www.ibby-canada.org/awards/elizabeth-mrazik-cleaver-award/, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

First Nations Communities READ Children’s Selected Titles
Established 2003?
“First Nation Communities Read is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario. First Nation Communities Read selected and other recommended titles: encourage family literacy, intergenerational storytelling, and intergenerational information sharing; are written and/or illustrated by, or otherwise involve the participation of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit creator; contain First Nation, Métis, or Inuit content produced with the support of First Nation, Métis, or Inuit advisers/consultants or First Nation, Métis, or Inuit endorsement. Each year, First Nation Communities Read publishes and sends out an annual call to publishers for title nominations. The nominations’ call alternates annually between titles for children and titles for young adults and adults.” (https://www.sols.org/index.php/first-nation-communities-read, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People
Established in 1988
“… awarded annually to reward excellence in the writing of an outstanding work of historical fiction for young readers, by a Canadian author, published in the previous calendar year.” (http://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/geoffrey-bilson-award-for-historical-fiction-for-young-people, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature/Young People’s Literature
Established 1987; renamed “Young People’s Literature” in 2015
Awards for Illustrated Books (English and French) and Text (English and French) (https://ggbooks.ca/past-winners-and-finalists, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

Governor General’s Award for Juvenile Literature
Awarded from 1949-1958 (https://ggbooks.ca/past-winners-and-finalists, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

IODE Violet Downey Book Award
Established 1985
“The award is offered annually for the best English language book containing at least 500 words of text (preferably with Canadian content) in any category, suitable for children aged 13 and under.” (http://www.iode.ca/iode-violet-downey-book-award-winners.html, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

John Spray Mystery Award
Established in 2011
“…honours excellence in the mystery book genre. … To be eligible, the book must be an original work in English, aimed at readers eight to 18 and written by a Canadian. A mystery book can be a thriller, a crime novel or a whodunit.” (http://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/john-spray-mystery-award, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
Established in 2006
“…honours excellence in the illustrated picture book format. To be eligible, the book must be an original work in English, aimed at children ages three to eight, written and illustrated by Canadians.  Eligible genres include fiction, non-fiction and poetry.” (http://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/marilyn-baillie-picture-book-award, retrieved March 12, 2019)
French counterpart: Prix Harry Black de l’album jeunesse

 

Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy
Established in 2011; not currently accepting nominations for 2019 as they look for a sponsor
“…honours excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy writing for children and adolescents. To be eligible, the book must be an original work in English, aimed at readers ages eight to 18 and written by a Canadian or a Permanent Resident of Canada.” (http://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/monica-hughes-award-for-science-fiction-and-fantasy, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

Mr. Christie’s Book Award
Discontinued after 2004 (replaced by Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards)
List of winners available via http://bookcentre.ca/awards/mr-christies-book-award (retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction
Established 1999
“Canada’s non-fiction books for young people are internationally renowned for the superb quality of their text, illustration and design. The Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction was established by the Fleck Family Foundation and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre on May 17, 1999 to recognize and raise the profile of these exceptional non-fiction books.” (http://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/norma-fleck-award-for-canadian-childrens-non-fiction, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award
Established 2004
“Canadian Children’s Literature Award for the most distinguished book of the year. ‘Distinguished’ is defined as marked by conspicuous excellence and/or eminence, individually distinct and noted for significant achievement with excellence in quality. All books, in any genre, written by a Canadian and for children ages 1 through 12 are eligible. In the case of a picture book or graphic novel, both the author and the illustrator must be Canadian. Only books published in Canada are eligible for submission.” (http://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/td-canadian-childrens-literature-award, retrieved March 12, 2019)
French counterpart: Prix TD de littérature canadienne pour l’enfance et la jeunesse

 

Canadian YA Book Awards

Amy Mathers Teen Book Award
Established in 2014
“… honours excellence in teen/young adult fiction…. To be eligible, the book must be an original work in English, aimed at readers aged 13-18 and written by a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.” (http://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/amy-mathers-teen-book-award, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

CLA Young Adult Book Award
Discontinued after 2016
List of award winners available via http://cla.ca/wp-content/uploads/YA_Award-Past-Winners.pdf (retrieved March 12, 2019)

American Children’s Book Awards

AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
Established in 2005
“The AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. The prize is meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all age groups.” (https://www.sbfprize.org/, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Aesop Prize
Established in 1992
“The Aesop Prize and Accolades recognize exceptional books, for children or young adults, that are based on folklore. The folklore must be accurately presented in the text and illustrations and add to the reader’s understanding of folklore.” (https://childrensfolklore.org/aesop-prize/, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

American Indian Youth Literature Award
Established in 2006
“The American Indian Youth Literature Awards are presented every two years. The awards were established as a way to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians. Books selected to receive the award will present American Indians in the fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts.” (https://ailanet.org/activities/american-indian-youth-literature-award/, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Américas Award
Established in 1993
“Up to two awards (for primary and secondary reading levels) are given in recognition of U.S. published works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States. By linking the Americas, the intent is to reach beyond geographic borders, as well as multicultural-international boundaries, focusing instead upon cultural heritages within the hemisphere.” (http://claspprograms.org/americasaward, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

Anna Dewdney Read Together Award
Established 2017
“The Anna Dewdney Read Together Award is given annually to a picture book that is both a superb read aloud and also sparks compassion, empathy, and connection.” (https://everychildareader.net/anna/, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature: Children’s Book
Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature: Picture Book

Established in 2001
“The goal of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature is to honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit.” (http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/literature-awards/, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Batchelder Award
Established in 1968
“The Batchelder Award is awarded to a United States publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originating in a country other than the United States and in a language other than English and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States during the preceding year.” (http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/batchelderaward, retrieved February 27, 2019)

 

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
Established in 1967
“First presented in 1967 and customarily announced in June, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Winners are selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. Two Honor Books may be named in each category. The winning titles must be published in the United States but they may be written or illustrated by citizens of any country.” (http://www.hbook.com/boston-globe-horn-book-awards/, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Belpré Medal
Established in 1996
“…presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.” (http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal, retrieved February 27, 2019)

 

Caldecott Medal
Established in 1938
“It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.” (http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal, retrieved February 27, 2019) 

 

Charlotte Huck Award
Established in 2014
“The NCTE Charlotte Huck Award® for Outstanding Fiction for Children was established in 2014 to promote and recognize excellence in the writing of fiction for children. This award recognizes fiction that has the potential to transform children’s lives by inviting compassion, imagination, and wonder.” (http://www2.ncte.org/awards/ncte-childrens-book-awards/charlotte-huck-award/, retrieved March 6, 2019)

 

Charlotte Zolotow Award
Established in 1998
“The Charlotte Zolotow Award is given annually to the author of the best picture book text published in the United States in the preceding year.” (http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/zolotow.asp, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Children’s Africana Book Awards
Established in 1991
“The Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) are presented annually to the authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books on Africa published or republished in the U.S.” (http://africaaccessreview.org/childrens-africana-book-awards/about-caba/, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards
Established in 2008
“The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards are the only national book awards voted on only by kids and teens. Launched in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, the awards provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them.”  (https://everychildareader.net/choice/, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards
Established in 2005
“The Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards program supports two awards: Comstock Read Aloud Book Award, an annual award for the best read aloud picture book for older children (ages 9-12). This award is named for the Comstock Family, an important pioneer family in Moorhead, Minnesota. Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award is an annual award for the best read aloud picture book for younger children (toddlers to age 8). This award is named for Wanda Gág, a children’s book author and illustrator and artist.” (https://www.mnstate.edu/cmc/comstock-read-aloud-initiative.aspx, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Cook Prize
Established 2012
“The Cook Prize honors the best science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) picture book for children aged eight to ten.” (https://www.bankstreet.edu/library/center-for-childrens-literature/the-cook-prize/, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

Coretta Scott King Awards
Established in 1970
“…given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.” (http://www.ala.org/rt/emiert/cskbookawards, retrieved February 27, 2019)

 

Geisel Award
Established in 2006
“The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.” (http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geiselaward, retrieved February 27, 2019)

 

Irma Black Award
Established 1973
“The Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature (Irma Black Award) goes to an outstanding book for young children—a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole. The Irma Black Award is unusual in that children are the final judges of the winning book.” (https://www.bankstreet.edu/library/center-for-childrens-literature/irma-black-award/, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award
Established 2015
“The Jane Addams Children’s Book Award annually recognizes children’s books of literary and aesthetic excellence that effectively engage children in thinking about peace, social justice, global community, and equity for all people.” (http://www.janeaddamschildrensbookaward.org/, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Children’s/Young Adult Books
Established 1990. Full list of awards available at https://www.lambdaliterary.org/complete-list-of-award-recipients/
“Lambda Literary Award submissions are judged principally on literary merit and content relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer lives.” (https://www.lambdaliterary.org/guidelines-categories/, retrieved March 20, 2019)

 

National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
Established 1996
Previously the National Book Award for Children’s Books (1970-1977, 1979-1981)
“Established in 1950, the National Book Awards are American literary prizes administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization.” (https://www.nationalbook.org/national-book-awards/, retrieved March 6, 2019)

 

Newbery Medal
Established in 1922
“It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.” (http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal, retrieved February 27, 2019)

 

Orbus Pictis Award
Established 1998
“The NCTE Orbis Pictus Award® was established in 1989 to promote and recognize excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children. Orbis Pictus commemorates the work of Johannes Amos Comenius, Orbis Pictus—The World in Pictures (1658), considered to be the first book actually planned for children.” (http://www2.ncte.org/awards/orbis-pictus-award-nonfiction-for-children/, retrieved March 6, 2019)

 

Phoenix Award
Established in 1985
“The award, given to a book originally published in the English language, is intended to recognize books of high literary merit, which never won award at the time publication, and which is still worthy of recognition. The Phoenix Award is named after the fabled bird who rose from its ashes with renewed life and beauty. Phoenix books also rise from the ashes of neglect and obscurity and once again touch the imaginations and enrich the lives of those who read them.” (https://www.childlitassn.org/phoenix-award, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Schneider Family Book Award
Established 2004
“The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.” (http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/schneider-family-book-award, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction
Established 1982
“In 1982, Scott O'Dell established The Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. The annual award of $5,000 goes to an author for a meritorious book published in the previous year for children or young adults.  Scott O'Dell established this award to encourage other writers to focus on historical fiction. He hoped in this way to increase the interest of young readers in the historical background that has helped to shape their country and their world.” (https://scottodell.com/the-scott-odell-award, retrieved March 6, 2019)

 

Sibert Medal
Established in 2001
“…awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year.” (http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/sibertmedal, retrieved February 27, 2019)

 

Sydney Taylor Book Award
Established in 1968
“The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.” (https://jewishlibraries.org/content.php?page=Sydney_Taylor_Book_Award, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Walter Awards for Younger Readers
Established in 2018
“…the annual Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children's Literature recognize diverse authors (or co-authors) whose works feature diverse main characters and address diversity in a meaningful way. Two to four Honor Books are also named annually. We Need Diverse Books defines “diverse” to be one or more of the following: a person of color, Native American, LGBTQIA, a person with a disability, and/or a member of a marginalized religious or cultural minority in the United States.”(https://diversebooks.org/our-programs/walter-award/, retrieved March 6, 2019)

American YA Book Awards

Alex Award
Established in 1998
“The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.” (http://www.ala.org/yalsa/alex-awards, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature: Young Adult Book
Established in 2001
“The goal of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature is to honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit.” (http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/literature-awards/, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Morris Award
Established in 2009
“The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first given in 2009, honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.” (http://www.ala.org/yalsa/morris-award, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Non-Fiction for Young Adults Award (YALSA/ALA)
Established in 2010
“YALSA's Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year.” (http://www.ala.org/yalsa/nonfiction-award, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Michael L. Printz Award
Established in 2000
“The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.” (http://www.ala.org/yalsa/printz-award, retrieved March 5, 2019)

 

Walter Awards for Teens
Established in 2016
“…the annual Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children's Literature recognize diverse authors (or co-authors) whose works feature diverse main characters and address diversity in a meaningful way. Two to four Honor Books are also named annually. We Need Diverse Books defines “diverse” to be one or more of the following: a person of color, Native American, LGBTQIA, a person with a disability, and/or a member of a marginalized religious or cultural minority in the United States.”(https://diversebooks.org/our-programs/walter-award/, retrieved March 6, 2019)

International Children’s Book Awards

Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature
Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature
Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature

Established 2008 in Tanzania, 2011 elsewhere
“The CODE Burt Award is a literary award and readership initiative that recognizes excellence in locally authored literature for young adults, ages 12-18. The objective of the prize is to champion literacy, build language skills, and foster the love and habit of reading by ensuring that young people have access to high-quality, culturally relevant, and engaging reading materials. In 2008, CODE established the Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature…. First established in Tanzania, the program has since expanded to Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Canada, and the Caribbean.” (https://www.burtaward.org/burt-award, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards
Established 1946
“…the annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards aim to: promote quality literature for young Australians; support and encourage a wide range of Australian writers and illustrators of children’s books and; celebrate contributions to Australian children’s literature.” (http://www.cbca.org.au/about-the-awards, retrieved March 6, 2019)

 

Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards
Established 1991?
“The CBI Book of the Year Awards (formerly the Bisto Awards) are the leading annual children’s book awards in Ireland. Now in their 28th year, the awards are made annually by Children’s Books Ireland. The CBI Book of the Year Awards identify, honour and promote excellence in books for young people by Irish authors and illustrators. The awards are the most prestigious in Ireland and offer one of the few opportunities for national and international recognition of Irish authors and illustrators. Excellence in children’s books is the over-arching criterion” (https://childrensbooksireland.ie/cbi-book-of-the-year-awards/, retrieved March 6, 2019)

 

CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) Carnegie Medal
Established 1936
“The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.” (https://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/carnegie.php, retrieved March 6, 2019)

 

CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
Established 1955
“The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal was established in 1955, for distinguished illustration in a book for children. It is named after the popular and highly influential nineteenth century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs. Awarded annually, the Medal is the only prize in the UK to solely reward outstanding illustration in a children's book.” (https://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/greenaway.php, retrieved March 6, 2019)

 

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature
Established 1992
“…honors books for beginning readers to age thirteen, in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia.” (http://www.mythsoc.org/awards.htm, retrieved March 12, 2019)

 

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
Established 1997?
“These awards are a unique celebration of the contribution New Zealand’s children’s authors and illustrators make to building national identity and cultural heritage. Awards in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults are made in six categories: Picture Book, Junior Fiction (the Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award), Young Adult Fiction, Non-Fiction (the Elsie Locke Award), Illustration (the Russell Clark Award) and te reo Māori (the Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award).” (http://www.nzbookawards.nz/new-zealand-book-awards-for-children-and-young-adults, retrieved March 6, 2019)

 

Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader’s Choice Award
Established 1991
“Nominated titles must be published three (3) years before the award year (for example, for the 2017 nominees must have a copyright date of 2014), printed in the United States or Canada.Nominations may include fiction, nonfiction, and graphic format titles. Submissions of books that are a sequel or part of a series may be considered.
Nominated titles will be judged on popularity with readers. Other considerations will include reading enjoyment; reading level; interest level; genre representation; gender representation; racial diversity; diversity of social, political, economic, or religious viewpoints; regional consideration; effectiveness of expression; and imagination. Age appropriateness will also be considered for placement in a division.” (https://pnla.org/young-readers-choice-award/yrca-faq/, retrieved March 6, 2019)

Awards by Broad Categories

Beginning Readers/Young Children

Geisel Award

Irma Black Award

Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award

 

Inclusion and Representation

American Indian Youth Literature Award (US indigenous experience)

Américas Award (Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States)

Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature (Asian/Pacific American experience)

Belpré Award (Latinx writers/illustrators)

Burt Awards (African, Caribbean, and First Nations/Inuit/Métis experience)

Children’s Africana Book Awards (African experience)

Coretta Scott King Award (African American writers/illustrators)

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award (peace, global community, equity)

Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Children’s/Young Adult Books (LGBTQ)

Schneider Family Book Award (disability experience)

Sydney Taylor Book Award (Jewish experience)

Walter Awards (diverse authors, diverse main characters, address diversity in a meaningful way)

 

Informational/Non-fiction

AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

BC Young Readers’ Choice Awards (Red Cedar Book Awards) for Information

Boston Globe-Horn Book Non-Fiction Award

Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award

Cook Prize

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Non-Fiction

Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction

Orbus Pictis Award

Sibert Medal

YALSA/ALA Non-Fiction for Young Adults Award

 

Long-Standing Awards (established 1970 or earlier)

Batchelder Award

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

Caldecott Medal

Carnegie Medal

Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards

Coretta Scott King Awards

Kate Greenaway Medal

Newbery Medal

Sydney Taylor Award

 

Picture Books

Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Illustrator’s Award (2016 and earlier)

Anna Dewdney Read Together Award

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature: Picture Book

Belpré Medal

Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Award

Caldecott Medal

Charlotte Zolotow Award

Comstock Read Aloud Book Award

Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award

Geisel Award

Governor General’s Awards for Illustrated Books (English and French)

Kate Greenaway Medal

Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Children’s/Young Adult Books

Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Picture Book

Prix Harry Black de l’album jeunesse

Schneider Family Award

Sibert Medal