Browse the annual winners of the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Awards, and Pura Belpré Awards — as well as other children’s book awards from the American Library Association, ALA Affiliates, and other literacy organizations.
You’ll also discover links to other notable awards and “best of the year” compilations, including selections from the Children’s Book Council, Walter Awards (We Need Diverse Books), Horn Book, National Council for the Social Studies, National Science Teachers Association, National Council of Teachers of English, international children’s book awards, and many more.
American Indian Youth Literature Awards
The American Indian Youth Literature Awards are announced in even years and were established to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians and Alaska Natives. Selected titles present American Indians in the fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts.
Asian/Pacific American Awards
The Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature celebrate Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and is awarded based on literary and artistic merit. The award offers three youth categories including Picture Book, Children’s Literature and Youth/Young Adult Literature.
Coretta Scott King Awards
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are awarded 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. One or more Honor books are recognized each year as well.
Pura Belpré Awards
The Pura Belpré Awards are awarded annually by the American Library Association to honor writers and illustrators whose children’s and young adult books best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience. One or more Honor books are recognized each year as well.
More awards from the American Library Association and Affiliates
Other notable awards
International English-language children’s book awards
“Best of” annual lists