Given annually in recognition of an English language work of fiction or non-fiction for which the primary audience is children in Kindergarten through Grade 4. The title chosen best exemplifies those qualities that successfully bridge the gap in difficulty between books for reading aloud to children and books for practiced readers.
Awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Pura Belpre Award
Presented annually 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.
Awarded annually the the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year.
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.
Coretta Scott King Awards
Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
Empire State Award
Presented by the New York Library Association to a NY State author to honor a body of work which represents excellence in children’s and young adult literature for young people.