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Awards and Prizes

 

The Nutmeg Children's Book Award                      Connecticut's Children's Choice Award

Newberry Medal

John Newbery Medal

The John Newbery Medal is awarded to the author of the most distinguished American book for children. Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association



Caldecott Medal
The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

 

Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association


Coretta Scott King Book Award
The Coretta Scott King award honors African American authors and illustrators for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions in children's literature.

Awarded annually by the American Library Association



Belpré Award
The Pura Belpré Medal honors a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

 

Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA affiliate



Robert F. Sibert Medal
Robert F. Sibert Medal honors the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year.

 

Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association



Geisel Award (Dr. Seuss)
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award honors 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.

 

Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association



Schneider Family Award
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.

 

Awarded annually by the American Library Association



Odyssey Awards (audiobooks)
The ALSC/Booklist/YALSA Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

 

Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association



Association for Library Services to Children
A variety of awards given for excellence in literature, audio recordings, translation and more.

 

Awards include: Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, Mildred L. Batchelder, Andrew Carnegie Medal.



Association of Jewish Libraries Children's Book Awards
Find award-winning and notable books highlighting Jewish values and heritage.



Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
This database lets you choose between historic period, setting, genre, languages in book and many more fields. A great way to find award-winning books.