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Award Winning Books for Children

  • ALA Notable Children's Books
    Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, identifies the best of the best in children's books.
  • Caldecott Award
    Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
  • Carolyn W. Field Award
    The best children's book by a Pennsylvania author.
  • Coretta Scott King Award
    Awarded to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions
  • 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.
  • Newbery Award
    Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
  • Sibert Medal
    The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded for the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year.
  • Sydney Taylor Book Award
    Awarded for outstanding children's books that authentically portray the Jewish experience