The Coretta Scott King Book Award is awarded annually to recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.
Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books.
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultura.
The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book 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.
Scott O'Dell established this award to encourage other writers, particularly new authors, to focus on historical fiction. It is awarded annually to a book published in the previous year for children or young adults.
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.