Michael L. Printz Award
Awarded by the American Library Association, for literary excellence in
young adult literature. First awarded in 2000, Walter Dean Myers was
the first recipient of this award for his novel Monster. Check
the following URL for list of award winners and honors list.
A. Edwards Award Established in 1988 by the American Library
Association, this award honors an author’s lifetime achievement for
writing books popular over a period of time. S.E. Hinton received the
first award in 1988, Nancy Garden received the award in 2003. This
year’s winner was Ursula K. Le Guin.
Award American Library Association. First given annually in
1998, this award honors the top ten books written for adults that have
special appeal for young adults. Some previous years
recipients include Audrey Niffenegger for The Time
Traveler’s Wife, Z.Z. Packer for Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, Pat
Conroy My Losing Season, The Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy
Award The mission is to provide visibility to excellent books
about Latin American and Latinos in the United States. The award was
established in 1993.
Belpre Award Established in 1996, is presented 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 young adults. The 2004 winnner was Before We
Were Free by Julie Alvarez. An Honor Book for 2004 was Cuba 15 by
Nancy Osa. Previous years winners: Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz
Ryan (2002); Martinez, Victor (1998) for Parrot in the Oven: mi vida.
Medal Established in 2001, is awarded annually to the author of the
most distinguished informational book published in English during the
preceding year. The 2004 Medal Winner: An American Plague: The
True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim
Honors best in mystery-fiction, nonfiction, television and film. Two
categories for young people: juvenile and young adult.
National Book Awards
Scott King Award Presented
annually. Recipients are authors and illustrators of African descent whose
distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the
"American Dream." This years winner was The First Part
Last by Angela Johnson.
Award Administered by
the American Library Association, it recognizes excellence in children’s
literature, defining children as up to and including age 14. Titles
chosen may be likely to appeal to middle school/junior high youth.
Boston Globe Horn Book
Award. Awarded annually since 1967, the Boston Globe–Horn Book
Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature honor outstanding titles
in three categories: Fiction and Poetry, Nonfiction, and Picture Book.
Scott O'Dell Award
for Historical Fiction Established in 1982, first awarded in
1984. Recipients can be writing for either children or young adults.
The 2004 winner was Richard Peck for A
Lambda Literary Awards
Devoted to the recognition of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
writing. There is a category for recognition of children’s and
young adult literature. Boy meets boy by David Levithan was the
recipient of the 16th annual award in this category.
Library Association & State Awards
Lovelace Book Award This award is an award voted on by
students in grades three through eight. Students read certain titles
throughout the year and then vote on their favorite to receive this award.
The two categories are third through fifth grade and sixth through eighth
Book Awards Two types of awards are given out in the young
adult category: Young Adult Literature - a book of
fiction or poetry appropriate for ages pre-teen to young adult. Young
Adult Non-fiction - a nonfiction book appropriate for ages pre-teen to
Children’s Book Award
Committee Wisconsin Library Association. Among its duties includes
provisions of additions to the list of Notable Wisconsin Authors and
selection of the recipient of the Elizabeth Burr Award.
Award The Elizabeth Burr Award, presented for the first time at the
1992 conference of the Wisconsin Library Association, is awarded each year
at the Association's annual conference to a Wisconsin author/illustrator
for distinguished achievement in children's literature. This also includes
young adult authors.
WEMA Golden Archer
Award Presented to authors of books nominated by students.
Nominations are compiled by the WEMA Golden Archer Award Committee and
sent back to all schools for the students (up through grade 8) to vote.
This award is a children's choice award.
Award The Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) sponsors
three children's choice book awards: the Show
Me Readers Award, the Mark Twain Award and the Gateway
Readers Award. The Mark Twain Award is selected by students in grades
four through eight and presented annually. Nominations of titles of
literary merit for the stated grade range to be considered for the award
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