Caldecott Award

The Caldecott Award was named in honor of the nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association of Library Service to Children, ALSC , a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Newbery Award

The Newbery Meda l was named for the eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, ALSC, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for children.

Coretta Scott King Award

The Coretta Scott King Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibilities Round Table. The award is given to one African American author and one African American illustrator whose books are outstanding contributions to literature for children.

Michael L. Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is given annually to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas, school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Robert F. Sibert Award

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award , established in 2001, is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time president of BTSB, Bound to Stay Bound, and is administered by ALSC, Associate for Library Service to Children .

Margaret A. Edwards Award

The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author's lifetime achievement for writing books that help adolescents become aware of themselves and address questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and the world.

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Established in 1966, the Mildred L. Batchelder Award is given annually to the most outstanding book originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country and subsequently published in the United States in the preceding year.

National Book Award

The National Book Award for Young People's Literature was established in 1996 by the National Book Foundation as part of its efforts to promote reading and literacy throughout the United States.