Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards
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.
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. 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.
Coretta Scott King Award
The award (or awards) is given to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution.
The Giverny Award is given annually every April to the author and illustrator of the book selected as the best children's science picture book (4-8).
Golden Kite Award
Instituted in 1973, the Golden Kite Awards are the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers.
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. 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.
Pura Belpré Award
The Pura Belpré Award honors Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian from the New York Public Library. This award, established in her honor in 1996, is awarded to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays the Latino culture in a work of literature for children and youth.
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, established by the Association for Library Service to Children in 2001, is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year.
Schneider Family Book Awards
The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for children and adolescent audiences.
Theodore Seuss Geisel Award
The Theodor Seuss 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.