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.
Many organizations end the year with a “best of” list of children’s books. Here are links to notable awards and lists, including selections from the Children’s Book Council, School Library Journal, Horn Book, The New York Times, and many more.
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