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Book Awards
Book Award
Description
Caldecott AwardThe most distinguished American picture books for children
Newbery Award The most distinguished contribution to American literature for youth up to age 14
Capitol Choices
Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Every year the top 100 books are selected by Washington, DC metropolitan area librarians)
Virginia Jefferson Cup AwardDistinguished biography, historical fiction, or American history book for young people
Virginia Readers’ Choice Noteworthy titles, grouped in three levels, chosen by the Virginia Assoc. of School Librarians, Va. Library Assoc., and the Library of Va. Youth Services

 

Book AwardDescription
ALA Notable ListsBooks that are of especially commendable quality for youth through age 14.
Alex AwardsBooks written for adults that have special appeal to young adults age 12-18.
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
Notable audio recordings
Amelia Bloomer Book ListBooks representing excellence in writing with significant feminist content.
Best Fiction for Young AdultsFor readers ages 12 to 18.
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult books.
Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Book AwardsOutstanding African-American authors and illustrators.
Great Graphic Novels for TeensExcellent quality and appealing reading for teens ages 12 to 18
Laura Ingalls Wilder AwardHonors an author or illustrator whose books have made a lasting contribution to literature for children; awarded every 2 years.
Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young AdultsHonors an author’s specific body of work that has been popular over a period of time.
Michael L. Printz AwardLiterary excellence in young adult literature.
Mildred L. Batchelder AwardMost outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English.
NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for ChildrenExcellence in writing nonfiction for children.
Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook ProductionAwarded to the producer of the best audiobook for youth available in English.
Popular Paperbacks for Young AdultsLists of topical titles that are widely available.
Pura Belpre AwardLatino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work celebrates the Latino cultural experience for youth.
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book MedalHonors an author or illustrator whose book embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for youth.
Scott O’Dell AwardAuthor of a distinguished work of historical fiction set in America for young people.
Schneider Family Book Award
Award for author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for a child or adolescent audiences.
Stonewall Book Award
Awarded for exceptional merit relating to the GLBT experience.
Sydney Taylor Book AwardRecognizes the best in children’s literature of Jewish.
Teens Top TenTeens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year.
Theodore Seuss Geisel AwardAwards authors and illustrators of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.
William C. Morris Young Adult Debut AwardHonors a debut book by a first time author writing for teens.
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young AdultsHonors the best nonfiction book for ages 12 to 18.
YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young AdultsSelected for teens age 12 to 18.
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young ReadersTitles to encourage reading among teens ages who dislike reading.

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