There are several well-known awards for high quality work in children's literature. To find out more about these awards visit the following sites.
Caldecott Medal The Caldecott Medal is awarded for the best art in children's literature.
Coretta Scott King Award The Coretta Scott King Award is given for the best literature written about African Americans.
Newbery Medal The Newbery Medal is awarded for the best writing in children's literature.
Sibert Medal The Sibert Medal is awarded for the best nonfiction in children's literature.
California Young Reader Medal Awards Each year several books are nominated in categories geared for readers from first through twelfth grades. Students throughout the state vote for their favorite book in the relevant category and then wait eagerly to hear the results, which are posted in May.
Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature This database lists titles of award-winning books from 106 different awards across six English-speaking countries.