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A detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 1.8 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.
Created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy.
Recognize exceptional books, for children or young adults, that are based on folklore. The folklore must be accurately presented in the text and illustrations and add to the reader’s understanding of folklore.
Awarded biennially, the AIYLA identifies and honors the very best writing and illustrations by and about Native Americans and Indigenous peoples of North America. Books selected to receive the award present Indigenous North American peoples in the fullness of their humanity. Awards are granted in even-number years.
CLASP founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. CLASP offers up to two annual book awards, together with a commended list of titles.
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
Established in 1946, the annual CBCA Book of the Year Award aims to promote quality literature for young Australians, support and encourage a wide range of Australian writers and illustrators of children's books, and celebrate contributions to Australian children's literature.
This is an annual award for a book that was published in the previous year in Canada, is written by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, be written in English or translated into English, and appeals to children up to and including age 12. This award was given 1947-2016.
Encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.
This award is made to an individual or organisation in recognition of an outstanding contribution to children's books. The recipient is nominated by the members of Children's Books Ireland (CBI) in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the reading lives of children in Ireland.
Formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a significant and lasting contribution to children's literature through books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children's lives and experiences.
Honors the best science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) picture book for children aged eight to ten. It is the only national children’s choice award honoring a STEM book. The Cook Prize is administered with support from School Library Journal.
Honor books that reflect the universal read aloud standards that were created by the work of the author E.B. White in his classic books for children: Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan.
The best family-friendly, creative and educational books on the market that will make an impact in a child's life by helping them grow: socially, emotionally, ethically, intellectually, and physically.
Honors a children's science picture book written in the English language and published within five years of the award date. The book must teach its young reader at least one important scientific principle well, or encourage the reader toward specific science-related attitudes, pursuits, or inquiries. Books about plants and/or plant science or biology will have preference.
The highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books. Given every other year by IBBY, the Hans Christian Andersen Awards recognize lifelong achievement and are presented to an author and an illustrator whose complete works have made an important, lasting contribution to children's literature.
Intended for newly published authors who show unusual promise in the children's and young adults' book field. Awards are given for fiction and nonfiction in each of three (3) categories: primary, intermediate, and young adult.
The Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature (Irma Black Award) goes to an outstanding book for young children—a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole. The Irma Black Award is unusual in that children are the final judges of the winning book.
An Award given to an author and an illustrator to affirm new talent and to offer visibility to excellence in writing and/or illustration which otherwise might be formally unacknowledged within a given year within the structure of the two awards given annually by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee.
The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes now have ten single-title categories: biography, current interest, fiction, first fiction (the Art Seidenbaum Award added in 1991), graphic novel (category added 2009), history, mystery/thriller (category added in 2000), poetry, science and technology (category added in 1989), and young adult literature (category added in 1998).
Honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine. It recognizes an author's work in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and in the world.
Award-winning Mathical titles are selected by a nationwide committee of mathematicians, educators, librarians, early childhood experts, and others. Each year’s selections joins a growing list of stories ranging from picture books and graphic novels to chapter books and young adult literature. awarded by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and in coordination with the Children’s Book Council (CBC).
Given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.
Designed to honor the year's best children’s books, authors and illustrators open to authors, illustrators, and publishers of children’s books written in English or Spanish and intended for the North American market. Many categories including spanish language, art, pop-up and more.
NCTE established the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in 1977 to honor a living American poet for his or her aggregate work for children ages 3–13. NCTE also recognizes and fosters excellence in children’s poetry by encouraging its publication and by exploring ways to acquaint teachers and children with poetry through such means as publications, programs, and displays.
Since 1952, the Book Review has convened an independent panel of three judges from the world of children’s literature to select picture books on the basis of artistic merit. Each year, the judges choose from among thousands of picture books, for what is the only annual award of its kind. The New York Times and New York Public Library have now partnered on the award to recognize the best in children’s literature and bring great books to young readers.
These awards are a unique celebration of the contribution New Zealand's children's authors and illustrators make to building national identity and cultural heritage. Award are given in six categories: Picture Book, Junior Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Non-Fiction, Illustration, and te reo Māori.
Annually, a committee of the CL/R SIG (Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group) of the International Literacy Association selects 25 outstanding trade books for enhancing student understanding of people and cultures throughout the world. The committee reviews books representing all genres intended for students K-12.
These books were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Counci (CBC). Books selected for this are written primarily for children in grades K-8. The selection committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, present an original theme or a fresh slant on a tradition topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, and have a pleasing format and, when appropriate, illustrations that enrich the text.
These books were chosen by a book review panel appointed by the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Coucil (CBC). The list began in 1973 as the Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children and was primarily targeted at grades K-8. Beginning in 2002, the list has been expanded to include high school as well.
The NCTE Orbis Pictus Award was established in 1989 to promote and recognize excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children. The award commemorates the work of Johannes Amos Comenius, "Orbis Pictus--The World in Pictures" (1658), considered to be the first book actually planned for children.
The Children Literature Association (ChLA) Phoenix Award recognizes books of exceptional literary merit. First presented in 1985, it is given to the author, or the estate of the author, of a book for children first published twenty years earlier that did not win a major award at the time of its publication but which, from the perspective of time, is deemed worthy of special attention. Since 1989, honor books have also been named.
This award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The award, established in 1996, is 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.
This award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the US in English during the preceding year. The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) administers the award.
This annual award goes to an author for a meritorious book published in the previous year for children or young adults. Scott O'Dell established this award to encourage other writers to focus on historical fiction. He hoped in this way to increase interest of young readers in the historical background that has helped to shape their country and their world.
This award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. The award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature.
First awarded in 2009, this award honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. The award is administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.
This award honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 Oct. 31 publishing year.The winner is announced annually at the ALA Youth Media Awards with a shortlist of up to five titles named during the first week of December.