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American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL): Looking back ...

Awarded biennially, the American Indian Youth Literature Award honors authors who present Indigenous North American peoples in the fullness of their humanity. In odd-numbered years, nominations are encouraged in fiction or nonfiction and may include graphic novels; for picture books, the award is for both author and illustrator. Awards are granted in even-numbered years. Authors/illustrators may win the American Indian Youth Literature Award in the categories Best Picture Book, Best Middle Grade Book, and Best Young Adult Book. In addition, up to five awards may be selected as Honors books in each category. A complete list of winners and honor books can be found here.

2024 American Indian Youth Literature Award Winners - Picture Books

2024 American Indian Youth Literature Award Picture Book Honors

2024 American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner - Middle Grades

2024 American Indian Youth Literature Award Middle Grades Honor Books

2024 American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner - Young Adult

2024 American Indian Youth Literature Award Young Adult Honors

Américas Book Award Workshops and Resources | Center for Latin American  Studies

The Américas Award was first given in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use.  The Center for Latin American Studies offers up to two annual book awards, together with a commended list of titles. A list of previous winners can be found here.

The 2023 Américas Award Winners

The 2023 Américas Award Honorable Mention Titles

Arab American Book Awards | Children's book awards, Arab american ...

The Arab American Book Award is a literary program created in 2006 to honor books written by and about Arab Americans. The program generates greater awareness of Arab American scholarship and writing through an annual award competition and educational outreach. Winners are announced in November each year. A list of previous winners can be found here.

2023 Arab American Book Award Winners for Children & Young Adults

2023 Arab American Book Award for Children & Young Adults Honorable Mentions

The Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature honors and recognizes individual works about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit. A list of past winners and honor books can be found here.

2023 Asian/Pacific American Award Winner for Young Adult Literature

2023 Asian/Pacific American Award Winner for Children's Literature

2023 Asian/Pacific American Award Winner for Picture Books

2023 Asian/Pacific American Award Honor Book for Young Adult Literature

2023 Asian/Pacific American Award Honor Book for Children's Literature

2023 Asian/Pacific American Award Honor Book for Picture Books

Excellence in Nonfiction Award - Young Adult Book Awards ...

YALSA's Award for Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year. One winner and four honor books are named in January. A list of winners and honor books from previous years can be found here.

2023 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Winner

2023 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalists

2023 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Non-Finalist Nominees

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The National Council for the Social Studies established the Carter G. Woodson Book Awards for the most distinguished books appropriate for young readers that depict ethnicity in the United States. First presented in 1974, this award is intended to “encourage the writing, publishing, and dissemination of outstanding social studies books for young readers that treat topics related to ethnic minorities and race relations sensitively and accurately.” Carter G. Woodson was a distinguished African American historian and educator who wrote books for adults and young people. Dr. Woodson received his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. A list of previous winners and honorees can be found here.

2023 Elementary Level Winner​​​​​​

2023 Elementary Level Honorees

2023 Middle Level Winner

2023 Middle Level Honoree

2023 Secondary Level Winner

2023 Secondary Level Honoree

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The Children's Literature Legacy Award is presented to a U.S. author or illustrator whose body of work is deemed to have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.  Since 2001 it has been presented every two years. A complete list of winners can be found here. 

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the winner of the 2024 Children’s Literature Legacy Award honoring an author or illustrator published in the United States whose books have made a significant and lasting contribution to literature for children. Her numerous works include “Echo” (Scholastic, 2015),  “Becoming Naomi Le​​ón” (Scholastic Press, 2004), “Esperanza Rising” (Scholastic Press, 2000) and “Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride” (Scholastic, 1999). 

Born in Bakersfield, California, Ryan is of Mexican heritage. Ryan earned a bachelor of arts in child development and a master of education in post-secondary education at San Diego State University, hoping to teach college-level children’s literature. Beginning with the picture book, “One Hundred is a Family” in 1994, Ryan has published over 40 books for children. She lives near San Diego with her family.

Ryan is the recipient of numerous national awards including the 2002 Pura Belpré Award for Narrative for “Esparanza Rising,” a 2003 Sibert Honor for “When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson,” and a 2016 Newbery Honor for “Echo.”

Throughout her writing career, Ryan has created works for a wide range of readers: picture books, beginning readers, biographies and novels, often published simultaneously in Spanish and English. She infuses her work with magical realism, rooted in her deep respect and affection for her Mexican heritage, often bringing an underlying sense of pride to the complexity of the immigrant experience. 

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The National Council for the Teachers of English 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. The award commemorates the work of educator Charlotte Huck, who led children’s literature studies at The Ohio State University from the mid-1950s to 1986, championing the classroom use of storybooks to teach reading and language arts. She was the author of five editions of the textbook Children’s Literature in the Classroom. Huck died in 2005.

2024 Charlotte Huck Award Winner

2024 Charlotte Huck Award Honor Books

2023 Charlotte Huck Award Recommended Books

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are 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. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.  A complete list of winners and honor books can be found here.

2024 Coretta Scott King Medal Winner - Author

2024 Coretta Scott King Medal Winner - Illustrator

2024 John Steptoe Award for New Talent (Author)

2024 Coretta Scott King Award Author Honor Books

2024 Coretta Scott King Award Illustrator Honor Books

NCTE established the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in 1977 to honor a living American poet for their aggregate work for children ages 3-13. NCTE also recognizes and fosters excellence in children’s poetry by encouraging its publication and by exploring ways to acquaint teachers and children with poetry through such means as publications, programs, and displays.

Each year, the committee also produces a Notable Poetry Books and Verse Novels list.

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. A list of titles for each year can be found here.

2024 Jane Addams Children's Book Award Winners

 

2024 Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor Titles

2024 Jane Addams Children's Book Award Finalists

 

The John Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year.  It was named after eighteenth century British bookseller, John Newbery. A complete list of winners and honor books can be found here.

2024 Newbery Medal Winner

2024 Newbery Award Honor Books

 

The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine. It recognizes an author's work in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and in the world.

 

Neal Shusterman is the recipient of the 2024 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for “The Arc of the Scythe: Scythe, Thunderhead and The Toll,” “Bruiser,” “Challenger Deep,” “Everlost,” “Full Tilt,” “The Schwa Was Here” and “Unwind.” The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the award today during the ALA’s LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, held Jan. 19–22 in Baltimore. 

Shusterman's works are of the moment and timeless, engaging readers of all abilities and interests across generations. Shusterman has fostered teens' intellectual curiosity by presenting stories that prove that, even in a world that does not always take them seriously or trust them, they have the capacity to create a better, brighter and more hopeful future.

Shusterman’s novels show how connections save people, whether in the guise of a fear-based amusement park, as in “Full Tilt,” or in a dystopian society’s relationship with immortality in “Unwind” and “The Arc of the Scythe.”

He uses characters who are misjudged and overlooked in “Bruiser” and “The Schwa Was Here” and teens stuck in limbo in “Everlost” to highlight the need for connections. Finally, with “Challenger Deep,” he shows the struggle with mental health can be as deep as the ocean floor. 

His stories remind readers they aren’t alone, their views are important and the world is a better place with them.

Source: American Library Association

The purpose of the Printz, plus Jill's prediction | BookPage

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature. The award is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. A complete list of winners and honor books can be found here.

2024 Printz Winner

National Book Awards - National Book Foundation

The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture.

2023 National Book Award Winner in Young People's Literature

2023 National Book Award  Young People's Literature Finalists

2023 National Book Award  Young People's Literature Longlist


The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is presented each year to an American publisher for the most outstanding children's book originally published in another country in a language other than English, and subsequently translated and published in the United States during the previous year.  This award honors Mildred L. Batchelder, a former executive director of the Association for Library Service to Children, a believer in the importance of good books for children in translation from all parts of the world. A complete list of winners and honor books can be found here.

2024 Mildred L. Batchelder Award Winner

Awards - *Children's Literature - Hoover Library at McDaniel College

An annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.The selection committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, present an original theme or a fresh slant on a traditional topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, and have a pleasing format and, when appropriate, illustrations that enrich the text. For winning titles from this year and previous years, click here.

2021 Best STEM Books List – Children's Book Council

Reading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) trade books is the perfect way for students to develop literacy skills while learning STEM content. Building upon a strong legacy of several decades of recommending outstanding science trade books, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) appointed a judging panel that has selected its second annual list of Best STEM Books. The list was chosen by volunteer educators, identified in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC). For lists from this year and previous years, click here.

 

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12 | NSTA

Reading science trade books is the perfect way for students to build literacy skills while learning science content. The books that appear in these lists were selected as outstanding children's science trade books. They were chosen by a book review panel appointed by the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC). For lists from this year and previous years, click here.

Odyssey Award - Young Adult Book Awards - LibGuides at San Jose ...

The Odyssey Award is given annually to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States. A list of winners and honor audiobooks from previous years can be found here.

2024 Odyssey Award Audiobooks

2024 Odyssey Honor Audiobooks

orbis pictus for 2021, [Printable and Downloadable] - Lomen

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.

2024 Orbis Pictus Award Winner

2024 Orbis Pictus Award Honor Books

2024 Orbis Pictus Award Recommended Books


The Pura Belpre Award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library.  It is 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. A complete list of winners and honor books can be found here.

2024 Pura Belpre Award Children's Author Winner

2024 Pura Belpre Award Children's Author Honor Books

2024 Pura Belpre Award Youth Illustrator Winner

2024 Pura Belpre Award Youth Illustrator Honor Book

2024 Pura Belpre Young Adult Author Award Winner

2024 Pura Belpre Young Adult Author Honor Books

The Caldecott Medal is presented to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book for children published in the United States during the preceding year.  It was named after nineteenth century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. A complete list of winners and honor books can be found here.

2024 Caldecott Medal Winner

2024 Caldecott Medal Honor Books


The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is 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. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois. A complete list of winners and honor books can be found here.

2024 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Winner

2024 Robert F. Sibert Honor Books

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for children, middle level students, and teens. A complete list of winners and honor books can be found here.

2024 Schneider Family Book Award Winners

2024 Schneider Family Book Award Honor Titles

Septima Clark Book Awards | Social Studies

The National Council for the Social Studies established the Septima Clark Book Awards for the most distinguished books appropriate for young readers that depict women's issues globally. First presented in 2019, this award is intended to “encourage the writing, publishing, and dissemination of outstanding social studies books for young readers that treat topics related to women's issues sensitively and accurately.” Books relating to womens issues and the authors of such books rarely receive the recognition they merit from professional organizations. By sponsoring the Septima Clark Book Awards, NCSS gives wide recognition to and encourages these authors and publishers.

2023 Elementary Level Winner

2023 Elementary Honorees

2023 Secondary/Intermediate Winner

2023 Secondary/Intermediate Honorees

The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries since 1968, the award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature. Gold medals are presented in three categories: Picture Books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult. Honor Books are awarded silver medals, and Notable Books are named in each category.  A list of previous winners and honor books can be found here.

2024 Sydney Taylor Award Gold Medalists

2023 Sydney Taylor Award Silver Medalists

The Stonewall Book Award - Lincoln City Libraries

 

Morris Award Finalist Interview Series - YA Highway

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. The award's namesake is William C. Morris, an influential innovator in the publishing world and an advocate for marketing books for children and young adults. Bill Morris left an impressive mark on the field of children’s and young adult literature. He was beloved in the publishing field and the library profession for his generosity and marvelous enthusiasm for promoting literature for children and teens. A complete list of past winners and finalists can be found here.

2024 William C. Morris Debut Award Winner

2024 William C. Morris Debut Award Finalists