Book Awards and Notables
Amelia Bloomer Book List

Amelia Bloomer Book List Web Site

The Amelia Bloomer list is a recommended reading list of feminist books for girls, ranging from beginning readers to teens, that feature strong, independent, female protagonists and that challenge what it means to be a woman, regardless of ethnicity or socioeconomic background.


Batchelder Award

Batchelder Award Web Site

This award, established in Mildred L. Batchelder's honor in 1966, is a citation awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.


Belpre Medal

Belpre Medal Web Site

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented 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.


Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth

Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth Web Site

Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.


Booklist Editors' Choice: Media

Booklist Editors' Choice: Media Web Site

Booklist Editors' Choice: Reference Sources

Booklist Editors' Choice: Reference Sources Web Site

Titles were reviewed in RBB from February 2006 through January 2007. All the titles are intended for a general readership at the high-school level and up. For our pick of the crop for students, see “Twenty Best Bets for Student Researchers” in the September 1 issue.


Booklist's Top of the List

Booklist's Top of the List Web Site

Every January, Booklist publishes Editors’ Choice: lists of the best books, databases, video/DVDs, and audiobooks of the past year. From these lists, we further select what we call the Top of the List: the single best title in eight categories—adult fiction, adult nonfiction, youth fiction, youth nonfiction, youth picture book, reference source, video/DVD, and audiobook.


Caldecott Medal

Caldecott Medal Web Site

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.


Carnegie Medal

Carnegie Medal Web Site

The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video, supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, was awarded for the first time in 1991 to honor outstanding video productions for children released during the previous year. The annual award is given to the video's producer by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of ALA, through a Carnegie endowment.


Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Coretta Scott King Book Awards Web Site

Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream.


Newbery Medal

Newbery Medal Web Site

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.


Notable Children's Books

Notable Children's Books Web Site

Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books, recordings, videos, and computer software.


Notable Children's Recordings

Notable Children's Recordings Web Site

Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books, recordings, videos, and computer software.


Notable Children's Videos

Notable Children's Videos Web Site

Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books, recordings, videos, and computer software.


Notable Computer Software for Children

Notable Computer Software for Children Web Site

Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books, recordings, videos, and computer software.


Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production

Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production Web Site

This annual award will be given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.


Rainbow Project Book List

Sponsored by Social Responsibilities Round Table and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table

Rainbow Project Book List Web Site

The Rainbow Projecte Book List is list of recommended books dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual, trangendered and questioning issues and situations for children up to age 18.


Schneider Family Book Award

Schneider Family Book Award Web Site

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. Three annual awards each consisting of $5000 and a framed plaque, will be given annually in each of the following categories: birth through grade school (age 0-10), middle school (age 11-13) and teens (age 13-18). (Age groupings are approximations). The book must emphasize the artistic expression of the disability experience for children and or adolescent audiences. The book must portray some aspect of living with a disability or that of a friend or family member, whether the disability is physical, mental or emotional. Donated by Dr. Katherine Schneider. Deadline is December 1st.


Sibert Medal

Sibert Medal Web Site

The Sibert Award honors the most distinguished informational book published in English in the preceding year for its significant contribution to children’s literature.


Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Web Site

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, established in 2004, is given annually (beginning in 2006) to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children’s literature known as beginning reader books published in the United States during the preceding year.


W.Y. Boyd Literary Award

W.Y. Boyd Literary Award Web Site

An annual award consisting of $5,000 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement honoring the best fiction set in a period when the United States was at war. It recognizes the service of American veterans and military personnel and encourages the writing and publishing of outstanding war-related fiction. Donated by William Young Boyd II. Deadline is December 1st.


Wilder Award

Wilder Award Web Site

The award, a bronze medal, honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

 
 
   
 
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