Award Winners for Kids

Agatha Award - Best Children's/Young Adult Mystery
Recognizes the best “traditional mystery,” a book that is most similar to the works of Agatha Christie, for children and young adults published in the United States

ALA Caldecott Medal
Recognizes the most distinguished picture book for children published in the United States

ALA Coretta Scott King Award
Recognizes an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults

ALA Newbery Medal
Recognizes the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature published in the United States

ALA Pura Belpré Medal
Recognizes a Latino writer and illustrator whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience

ALA Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
Recognizes the most distinguished informational book for children published in the United States

ALA Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
Recognizes the most distinguished book for beginning readers published in the United States

Edgar Award - Best Juvenile Mystery
Recognizes the best in mystery writing for children

National Book Award - Young People's Literature
Recognizes the best American literature published for young people

William Allen White Award
A pair of awards presented annually for the best books of the year, as voted by students in the state of Kansas in grades 3-5 and 6-8.

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