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Children's Book Awards

Celebrate the best in children's literature by reading an award winning book. These links will point you to great reading!
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Canadian Awards

 
 
Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award    
This award is presented to the illustrator of an outstanding children’s book published during the previous year.
Date Verified: 2012/-0/1-
 
 
 
Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature    
In 1990, the Nova Scotia Library Association established the Ann Connor Brimer Award for writers residing in Atlantic Canada who have made an outstanding contribution to children's literature. The impetus for the award came from the late Ann Connor Brimer who was a strong advocate of Canadian children's literature and saw the need to recognize and encourage children's writers in Atlantic Canada.
Date Verified: 2012/-0/8-
 
 
 
Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children    
Presented by the Canadian Library Association for the most outstanding book written for children up to age 13.
Date Verified: 2012/-0/1-
 
 
 
Canadian Library Association Young Adult Canadian Book Award    
This award recognizes an author of an outstanding English language Canadian book that appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18.
Date Verified: 2012/-0/1-
 
 
 
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award    
The Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, established in 2006, honours excellence in the illustrated picture book format. To be eligible, the book must be an original work in English, aimed at children ages three to eight, written and illustrated by Canadians and first published in Canada.
Date Verified: 2012/-0/1-
 
 
 
TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award    
On October 28, 2004 the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and the TD Bank Financial Group announced the establishment of a brand-new annual, children’s book award, the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award for the most distinguished book of the year.
Date Verified: 2012/-0/1-
 
Other Awards

 
 
Boston Globe Hornbook Awards (US)    
First presented in 1967 and customarily announced in June, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Winners are selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. The winning titles must be published in the United States but they may be written or illustrated by citizens of any country.
Date Verified: 2012/-0/1-
 
 
 
Caldecott Medal (US)    
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Date Verified: 2012/-0/1-
 
 
 
Carnegie Medal (UK)    
The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children.
Date Verified: 2012/-0/1-
 
 
 
Coretta Scott King Award (US)    
The award (or awards) is given to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution. The books promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream. The Award is further designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.
Date Verified: 2012/-0/1-
 
 
 
IBBY Honour List    
The International Board on Books for Young people (IBBY) Honour List is a biennial selection of outstanding, recently published books, honouring writers, illustrators and translators from IBBY member countries.
Date Verified: 2012/-0/1-
 
 
 
Kate Greenaway Medal (UK)    
The Kate Greenaway Medal was established by The Library Association in 1955, for distinguished illustration in a book for children. It is named after the popular nineteenth century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs.
Date Verified: 2012/-0/1-
 
 
 
Newbery Medal (US)    
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Date Verified: 2012/-0/1-
 
 
 
Odyssey Award    
This annual award will be given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.
Date Verified: 2012/-0/1-
 
 
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