Annual Book Awards
ALA stands for American Library Association. They have the most well-known awards, some of which are also the oldest. The Newbery was started in 1921 for the most distinguished book of American literature for children. It is usually a novel and awarded to the author. The Caldecott began in 1938 and is given to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book of the year. Both awards also give a few honor awards for "second place".
In recent years several new awards and notable lists have been been developed with more specific criteria and/or subject matter depending on the organization's interests. Our school libraries all contain numerous award winning titles.
Look at all of the book awards ...and there are still more given out each year!ALA awards (Newbery, Caldecott, Geisel, Siebert & more)ALA awards, complete list - (above awards plus many, many more)Charlotte Zolotow Award (Picture Books)Gryphon award (to Encourage Independent Reading)Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award (Easier Chapter Books)Young Readers Choice Award (Longer Novels)Montana Treasure State Award (Picture Books, K-3)Scott O'Dell Award (Historical Fiction)Jack Ezra Keats Award (New Authors & Illustrators)Christopher Award (Books showing the better side of human nature)Jane Addams Award (Promoting Social Justice & World Community)Giverny Award (Science Picture Book)Children's Literature Assembly (Language Arts)National Council for Teachers of English (Outstanding fiction)Carter G. Woodson Award (Social Studies / Ethnic minorities)Spur Awards (Western)American Indian Youth Literature Award
Arab American Book Award
Skipping Stones Honor Awards (Multicultural books)
Sydney Taylor Book Award (Ethnic Diversity-Jewish)
Indies & E.B. White Read-Aloud AwardsNY Times Best Illustrated Children's Books
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of the Year
Kirkus Review Best Books of the Year