Book Awards

Here are some of the awards given for children’s and young adult books, most are awarded by the American Library Association. The award dates are given in brackets. Check our NEWS for the most recent award winners or follow this LINK for a listing of awards provided by ALA.  

Alex Award (Adult fiction and non-fiction that appeals to ages 12 and up) [January]

Batchelder Award (Non-English language children’s books translated into English) [January]

Best Books for Young Adults [January]

Boston Globe – Horn Book Award (three categories, fiction & poetry, picture, non-fiction) [June]

Caldecott Award (Children’s books, illustrations) [January]

Children’s Notable Lists
(Companion to Best Books for Young Adults) [January]

Coretta Scott King Award (for African-American authors and illustrators) [January]

Delaware Diamonds (DSRA award, selected by Delaware children) [April]

Edgar Allan Poe Awards (Mystery Writers of America) [May]

Golden Kite Award (For children’s books authors, awarded by peers) [March]

Hans Christian Andersen Award (IBBY, life-time achievement of author or illustrator) [March]

National Book Award (All literature) [November]

Newbery Award (Children’s literature) [January]

Orbis Pictus Award (Nonfiction for children) [January]

Phoenix Award   (Children’s Literature Association)

Printz Award (Young adult literature) [January]

Pura Belpre Award (Latino authors and illustrators) [January]

Schneider Family Book Award (books about children with disabilities) [January]

Sibert Award (Informational books for children) [January]

Good lists: Children’s Book Awards ; YALSA book lists and awards ; ALSC awards ; National Education Association ; National Science Teacher’s Association ; National Council for the Social Studies ; Children’s Book Council

Help knowing a good book: Allen Public Library; Kay E. Vandergrift’s Special Interest Page

National Book Award (Gives awards for all types of literary works, this list is just for the “Young People’s award winners, follow the link for the complete list)