Here you will find an ever-updating (I hope!) collection of links to sites listing book and author awards for children’s books and teen books. This page certainly may not be inclusive of every award and list.  (Please let me know if any of these award links do not work, or if there are awards that I should list here.)


And remember–some of the very best books never won any awards!!

Also check out a VERY comprehensive DATABASE OF AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S BOOKS managed by librarian Lisa R. Bartle which can be found here:  “The DAWCL has over 8,700 records from 102 awards across six English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Ireland).”


STATE BOOK AWARDS: There is also a comprehensive listing of awards given by state associations at author Cynthia Leitich Smith’s site at:


ALA (ALSC): Caldecott Award


ALA (ALSC):  Newbery Award


ALA (ALSC): Coretta Scott King Book Awards


ALA (YALSA): Alex Awards


ALA (YALSA): Margaret A. Edwards Award


ALA (ALSC): The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award


ALA (ALSC): Theodore Seuss Geisel Award


ALA (YALSA): William C. Morris Award


ALA (YALSA): Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults


ALA (YALSA): Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production


ALA (YALSA): The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Lit.


ALA (ALSC): Pura Belpré Award


 ALA: Schneider Family Book Award


 ALA (ALSC): The Mildred L. Batchelder Award 


ALA (ALSC): Laura Ingalls Wilder Award 


ALA (GLBTRT): Stonewall Book Award




 Hans Christian Anderson Award 


National Book Award 


Carter G. Woodson Book Award 


Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction


Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards


The Christopher Award


Charlotte Zolotow Award


Americas Book Award for Children’s & Young Adult Literature


Jane Addams Children’s Book Award


The Edgar Allan Poe Award


Golden Kite Award


National Council of Teachers of English Awards


Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12


Sid Fleischman Humor Award


Sydney Taylor Book Award 


Indies Choice Book Awards / E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards


Michigan Notable Books