The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Book Awards honor not only authors and illustrators, but also producers, publishers, critics, historians, and librarians of children's literature. New award winners are announced each January and added to the lists.
Visit the links below to see the most recent award recipients and honor books, as well as past award winners.
Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award
The Arbuthnot award honors an author, critic, librarian, historian, or teacher of children's literature, of any country, who then presents a lecture at a winning host site.
The Carnegie Medal honors the producer of the most outstanding video production for children released during the preceding year.
The Batchelder Award is given to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.
The Belpré Medal honors a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
The Caldecott Medal honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal honors the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children’s literature known as beginning reader books published in the United States during the preceding year.
The Newbery Medal honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Odyssey Award will be awarded annually to the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.
Sibert Informational Book Medal
The Sibert Medal honors the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year.
The Wilder Medal honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.