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International Awards

Mythopoeic Society Mythopoeic Awards.

Awarded for fantasy for children and for adults, and for scholarship in Myth and Fantasy Studies. - 1971 to present

Children's Literature Association

Phoenix Award. Awarded annually to a book orginally published in English twenty years previously which did not receive a major award at the time of its publication. - 1989 to present

International Board on Books for Young People

Established 1956. Currently awarded every two years to one author and one illustrator in recognition of his or her entire body of work

Canadian Awards

Canadian Library Association

  • Book of the Year for Children Award

  • Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award

  • Young Adult Canadian Book Award

Canada Council for the Arts

  • Governor General's Literary Awards

International Board on Books for Young People

  • Canadian Section

Ontario Arts Council (OAC)

  • The Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards

Rocky Mountain Book Award: Alberta's Children's Choice Book Award


Canadian Children’s Book Centre's

  • Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

United States Awards

American Library Association's Awards

  • Alex Awards (for the 10 best adult books with teen appeal)

  • Caldecott Medal

  • Coretta Scott King Author Award

  • The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

  • Margaret A. Edwards Award (for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature)

  • Michael L. Printz Award (for best young adult book in a given year)

  • The Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Outstanding translated book for children

  • Newbery Medal

  • Odyssey Award (for best audiobook production for youth)

  • 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

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

British Book Awards

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (The [British] Library Association)

  • The Carnegie Medal

  • The Kate Greenaway Medal

For Illustration

Whitbread Breweries

  • The Costa Award (formerly the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year)


Wikipedia's French Languge Literary Awards

  • Children and Adult Books Awards


Australian Children's Book Council Awards

  • Children's Book of the Year Awards for older readers

  • The Dame Annabelle Rankin Award for Distinguished Services to Children's Literature in Queensland

  • The Bilby Awards

Queensland's children's choice awards

  • The Nan Chauncy Award

Outstanding contribution to the field of Australian children's literature

  • The Crichton Award for New Illustrators

Australian Children's Choice Awards

  • The Kanga (previously CROW) awards are the South Australian children’s choice awards

  • KOALA - Kids Own Australian Literature Awards are annual awards made by young readers in NSW to the Australian books

  • Cyber - Children's Yearly Best Ever Reads

Tasmania's Children's Choice Award

  • The West Australian Young Readers Book Award

  • YABBA - Young Australians' Best Book Award

Children's Peace Literature Award

Environment Award for Children's Literature

The Aurealis Awards

Dromkeen Medal