Links to some of the most commonly requested and assigned children’s awards
Caldecott Medal — awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1938 to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Newbery Medal — awarded annually by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1922 to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Black Eyed-Susan Award — Winners are chosen annually by Maryland’s school children. Current nominees in each age category and past winners are listed at “Black-Eyed Susan Award” tab.
Geisel Award — given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.
Blue Crab Award — given annually by Maryland librarians to the authors of the best fiction and non-fiction books for beginning and emergent independent readers.
The Green Earth Book Award — the nation’s first environmental stewardship book award for children and young adult books.
NEH Summertime Favorites — K-8 summer reading recommendations from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
A Mighty Girl‘s book section features over 1,500 girl-empowering books in over 200 book categories.
Guys Read — Books that boys have said they like, gathered and grouped them to make them easier to find.
Books for Boys — Books for boys chosen by librarian Michael Sullivan, an expert on boys reading
Sibert Medal for Non-Fiction — awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book
NCTE Orbis Pictus Award — National Council of Teachers of English annual nonfiction award
NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books — the best science trade books, published annually since 1973, by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council
I.N.K. — Interesting Nonfiction for Kids