Award-Winning Books

Association for Library Serivice to ChildrenThe Association for Library Service to Children, (ALSC) Book Awards honor authors, illustrators, producers, publishers, critics, historians, or librarians of children's literature and are selected for children ages 11 and under. Each year, new awards are announced in the month of January and added to the lists.

Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award
The Arbuthnot award honors an author, critic, librarian, historian, or teacher of children's literature, of any country, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site.

Carnegie Medal
The Carnegie Medal honors the producer of the most outstanding video production for children released during the preceding year.

Batchelder Award
The Batchelder Award is given to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.

Belpré Medal
The Belpré Medal honors a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Caldecott Medal
The Caldecott Medal honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Geisel Medal
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal honors the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children’s literature known as beginning reader books published in the United States during the preceding year.

Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medal honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Odyssey Award
The Odyssey Award will be awarded annually to the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

Sibert Informational Book Medal
The Sibert Medal honors the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year.

Wilder Award
The Wilder Medal 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.