Book Lists & Awards

  • Book Lists & Awards

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    Link to ResourceTitle and Description
    Caldecott Medal
    Caldecott Medal and Honor Books, 1938 to present

    The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
    Newbery Medal
    Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922 to present

    The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. 
    Coretta Scott King Book Award List 
    Coretta Scott King Book Award, 1940 to present

    This award is given annually to outstanding African America authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. 
    Theodor Suess Geisel award 
    Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, 2006 to present

    This award is given annually to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the U.S. 
    Sibert Award 
    Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, 2001 to present

    This award is given annually to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished informational book for children and/or young adults published in English in the U.S.
    Buckeye Children's & Teen Book Award 

    Started in 1981, the Buckeye Children's Book Award seeks to encourage students to read literature critically, get involved in their local and school library, and commend authors of excellent literature for young people. 

    Students may nominate their favorite book for the Buckeye Children's Book Award as soon as they've read it (nominations are accepted on the website or see your librarian). The top 5 nominations are announced April 1 and voting on those top 5 opens September 1. The winner is announced in December.

    NYPL Kids Book Lists 
    New York Public Library Kids Book Lists

    Folktales and Fairytales, Nonfiction, Picture Books, Older Chapter Books, Graphic Novels, Kindergarten Book List and so much more!
    Common Sense Media 

    Common Sense Media Book Lists

    Wonderful Wordless Books, Bestselling New Books on Amazon for Kids and Teens, 50 Books all Kids should Read Before They're 12, Bedtime Books, Poetry Books for Kids, and so much more!


    Children's Book Council Book Lists 

    Children's Book Council Book Lists

    Includes seasonal book lists, Children's Choice Awards, and is searchable by age and theme.


    For an exhaustive list of book award lists, see TeachingBooks.net's list here.