Below is a list of Children's Literature Awards. Each list will include the award winning books by year and a link to the book in our library catalog (PRIMO). If the book is checked out, you will be provided with a link to SUMMIT to request a copy. Books without a link are on order and will be available soon.
"The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children." -- Association for Library Service to Children: Caldecott Medal.
The award is given from 1938-Present
"The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." -- From Association for Library Service to Children Newbery Medal
The Medal has been awarded since 1922.
"This award was created in 1999 by friends and family to honor a devoted lover of literature, Leslie Bradshaw (1952-1998). Bradshaw was well known within her community for sharing a passion for reading and love of a good story. She inspired many children at Beaver Acres Elementary School in Beaverton to become engaged with books"-- Oregon Book Awards Literary Arts--Young Readers
Categories include Children's Literature and Young Adult Literature
"The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. --Association for Library Service to Children--Pura Belpre
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. Categories include Author and Illustrator and the John Steptoe award for new talent. Award given 1970-Present
The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year.
The award's namesake was a school librarian in Topeka, Kansas. He had a passion for books and reading. He also appreciated the authors who wrote books for young adults and demonstrated this by initiating an author-in-residence program at his high school.
The award is from 2000- present
The Sibert Award honors the most distinguished informational book published in English in the preceding year for its significant contribution to children’s literature.
The award is given 2001-Present
The Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award was initiated in 2000 to recognize authors, illustrators, and publishers of high quality fictional and biographical children, intermediate, and young adult books that appropriately portray individuals with developmental disabilities.
The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. 2004- Present
The Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award is given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.