Children's Literature Award Sites US

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United States Awards

American Library Association's Awards

  • Newbery Medal

  • Caldecott Medal

  • Coretta Scott King Author Award

  • The Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Outstanding translated book for children

  • The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

  • Margaret A. Edwards Award

  • Pura Belpré Award

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature

National Book Foundation

  • The National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Society Of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Golden Kite Award

National Council of Teachers of English (U.S.)

  • The Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children

  • NCTE Award for Poetry for Children

15 Degree Laboratory

  • The Giverny Award

The Mystery Writers of America

  • Edgar Allan Poe Award

The Jane Addams Peace Association

The Jane Addams Children's Book Awards

Regional Awards

Illinois School Library Media Association

Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award

William Allen White Book Award

Selected by Kansas young people in the 4th to 8th grades.

Massachusetts Children's Book Award

Selected by students in grades 4-6.

Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature

Recognizes a New York State author who has demonstrated, through a body of work, a consistently superior quality which supports the curriculum and the educational goals of New York State schools.

Texas Bluebonnet Awards

Honors a U.S. book selected by the students of Texas.

Children's Literature Association of Utah (CLAU)

Beehive Awards(formerly entitled Utah Children's Book Awards)

The Dorothy Canfield Book Award

Vermont's Students' Choice Award.

South Carolina Association of School Librarians

SCASL Children's Book Awards