STATE AWARDS (Children's Choice)
Monarch Award (Grades K-3)
Bluestem Award (Grades 3-5)
Caudill Award (Grades 4-8)
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Coretta Scott King Book Award
The Coretta Scott King Book Award is given annually to oustanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distringuished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.
National Book Award: Young People's Literature
The National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organizaion. One award is given annually in each of the four categories, including Young People's Literature.
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Odyssey Award is given annually to the producer of hte best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.
Pura Belpré Medal
The Pura Belpre Medal is awarded annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural expeience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
The Sibert Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year.
The Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.