Children Awards & Bestsellers

ALSC Book & Media Awards
Each year the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, identifies the best of the best in children’s books.
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Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
The Sibert Medal is given by the American Library Association to the author (including co-authors and author-illustrators) of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year.
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Randolph Caldecott Medal
The Caldecott Medal is given by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
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John Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medal is given by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
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Pura Belpre Award
The Belpre Award Medal is given by the American Library Association and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA) to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
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Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children's and young adult literature. Winners are selected in 3 categories:
  • Fiction and Poetry
  • Nonfiction
  • Picture Book
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The winning titles must be published in the United States but they may be written or illustrated by citizens of any country. The awards are chosen by an independent panel of 3 judges who are annually appointed by the Editor of the Horn Book.