Jane Addams Children's Book Award
Given annually by the Jane Addams Peace Association and the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, the Jane Addams Children's Book Awards are given annually to the children's books published the preceding year that effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races as well as meeting conventional standards for excellence.
Children's Africana Book Award
Given annually by the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA), the Africana Book Award honors outstanding authors and illustrators of children's books about Africa published in the United States.
American Indian Youth Literature Awards
Given every two years by the American Indian Library Association, an affiliate of the American Library Association, the American Indian Youth Literature Awards recognize excellence in books by and about American Indians.
Americas Book Award
Sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP), the Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States.
Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature
Given by the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association, this award promotes Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage, based on literary and artistic merit.
Given by The Boston Globe and The Horn Book, Inc. for excellence in literature for children and young adults, the award is presented annually in three categories - picture book, fiction and nonfiction - for books published in the United States and written or illustrated by citizens of any country.
Golden Kite Award
Given by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for excellence in the field of children's literature, awards are presented annually for fiction, non-fiction, picture book text, and picture-illustration to the most outstanding children's books published during that year and having been written or illustrated by members of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. The works chosen are those that the judges feel exhibit excellence in writing, and in the case of the picture-illustrated books - in illustration, and genuinely appeal to the interests and concerns of children.
National Book Award for
Young People's Literature
Given by the Association of American Publishers, the award is presented annually to recognize the outstanding contribution to children's literature chosen from books of all genres written for children and young adults by U.S. writers, with an emphasis on literary merit.
Scott O'Dell Award
Presented for a work of historical fiction published as a book intended for children or young people, set in the New World (Canada, Central or South America, or the United States), published in the preceding year by a publisher in the United States, and written in English by a citizen of the United States.
Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
Given annually by the National Council of Teachers of English to promote and recognize excellence in nonfiction writing.
Sidney Taylor Book Award
Presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL), the Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.
The E.B. White Read Aloud Awards
Given annually by the Association of Booksellers to Children, the E.B. White Read Aloud Awards honor terrific read aloud books, both picture books as well as books for older readers.
Carter G. Woodsen Book Award
Given annually by the National Council for the Social Studies, the Carter G. Woodson Book Awards honor the most distinguished social science books appropriate for young readers that depict ethnicity in the United States.
Lists from the Association for Library Service to Children
Each year the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, recognizes notable children's books, recordings, videos, computer software and websites
Bulletin Blue Ribbons
Blue Ribbons are chosen annually by the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books staff and represent what they believe to be the best of the previous year's literature for youth. The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books is published by The Johns Hopkins University Press for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Children’s Choices, a joint project of the International Reading Association (IRA) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC), is an annual list of favorite new books chosen by 12,500 school children.
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices
CCBC Choices highlights books for children and young adults published in the preceding year and recommended by the CCBC staff. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center is part of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Notable Social Studies
Books for Young People
Each year the National Council for the Social Studies in cooperation with the Children's Book Council recognizes outstanding social studies books for young people.
Outstanding International Books
The Outstanding International Books Committee of USBBY (the United States Board on Books for Young People, US National Section of the International Board on Books for Young People), is charged with selecting international books that are deemed most outstanding of those published during the calendar year. For the purposes of this honor list, the term "international book" is used to describe a book published or distributed in the United States that originated or was first published in a country other than the U.S.
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
Each year the National Science Teachers Association in cooperation with the Children's Book Council recognizes outstanding science books for young people.
The Rainbow Project is a joint project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table and the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. The Rainbow Project presents an annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content, which are recommended for people from birth through eighteen years of age.