Children's Award Books

Kids chosen books

Belpré Award

It is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Bluestem Award

It is designed for students in grades 3-5; named in honor of Big Bluestem which is state prairie grass. The titles includes classics and current titles, as well as books that have appeared on Monarch and Rebecca Caudill lists.
Awards | 2014 Nominees

Caldecott Medal

It is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Award

Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.

Edgar Award

It is awarded to Mystery Writers.

Geisel Award (Theodor Seuss)

It 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

Monarch Award

It is Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award.
Awards | 2013 Nominees

Newbery Award

It is awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Award | 2013 Anderson's Mock Nominees

Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award

It is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools.
Awards | 2013 Nominees

Schneider Family Book Award

It is given annually by the American Library Association, honors an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for children and teens.

Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

It is awarded annually to an author for a meritorious historical fiction book published in the previous year for children or young adults.

Sibert (Robert F.) Informational Book Medal

It 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.