Major Book Awards for Children's & Young Adult Literature
Following are some of the major awards given each year for the best in children's & young adult literature. The ASU Library receives books for selected awards. These link will provide more information about the specific awards and they often list recent award winners.
Alex Award Given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
Bookslist Editor's Choice Books for Youth 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.
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Awards the best children's and young adult books in the following categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction.
Caldecott Medal Awarded by the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Carter G. Woodson Book Award "National Council for the Social Studies established the Carter G. Woodson Book Awards for the most distinguished social science books appropriate for young readers that depict ethnicity in the United States."
Children’s Literature Legacy Award Awarded by the American Library Association, it honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.
CILIP Carnegie Medal It is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
Awarded annually, the Medal is the only prize in the UK to solely reward outstanding illustration in a children's book.
Coretta Scott King Award Honors books by authors of African descent whose books promote an understanding of the American Dream.
Database of Award Winning Children's Literature A searchable database that tracks the major children's book awards. Searchable by author, illustrator, topic, historical period, age of reader, language, type of book (picture, chapter, etc.). Use this database to find books of interest, then search the ASU Library Catalog.
Books that promote the causes of peace, social justice, world community and the equality of the sexes and all races.
Michael L. Printz Award The Michael L. Printz Award is chosen by the YALSA division of the American Library Association. The award winning title and honor titles exemplify literary excellence in young adult literature (ages 12-18).
Newbery Medal The most distinguished book contribution to American literature for children. Awarded by a division of the American Library Association.
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12 Titles selected by book review panel of NSTA in cooperation with the Children's Book Council focus primarily on books targeted at grades K through 8 although in 2002 the list began to also include high school level titles as well.
Pura Belpré Award This award 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. Awarded by a division of the American Library Association.
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Awarded annually to the author (including co-authors or author-illustrators) of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year. Awarded by a division of the American Library Association.
Erza Jack Keats Award The Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Awards are given annually to an outstanding new writer of picture books for children (age 9 and under) and are presented jointly by the New York Public Library and the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.
Children's Books Award Titles in ASU Library
The ASU Library automatically receives award winning books from a selected list of awards in the children's and young adult literature. Awards for children's book can be found in the Fletcher Library on the West campus while young adult books winning awards are in the Hayden Library on the Tempe campus. The following children's awards & shelved are in Fletcher Library:
American Library Association Notable Children's Books
Asian Pacific American Award for Literature - Children's titles
African Studies Association Children's Africana Book Award
Booklist Editors' Choice Books for Youth
Boston Globe-horn Book Awards
Carter G. Woodson Award
Cater G. Woodson Honor
Correta Scott King Awards
Correta Scott King Honors
Edgar Allan Poe Award
Henry Bergh Children's Book Award
International Reading Association Children's Book Award
International Reading Association Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award
Jane Addams Book Award
Mildred L. Batchelder Award
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
New York Times best Illustrated Books
Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
Pura Belpre Award
Pura Belpre Award
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor
Scott O'Dell Award
Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award
Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Young Adult Books Award Titles in ASU Library
The ASU Library automatically receives award winning books from a selected list of awards in the children's and young adult literature. Awards for children's book can be found in the Fletcher Library on the West campus while young adult books winning awards are in the Hayden Library on the Tempe campus. The ASU Library receives books for the following young adult awards & shelved in Hayden Library:
American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults
Asian Pacific American Award for Literature-Young Adult
Boston Globe-Horn Book Honors
Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
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