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Copyright by Lisa R. Bartle 1997-2016

   

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AAAS -- AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

 

Country:

United States of America

 

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Active

 

Frequency:

Annually

 

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Eligibility:

 

 

Awarded to:

 

 

Date Announced:

January

 

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URL:

http://www.aaas.org/news/2016-aaassubaru-sbf-prizes-honor-science-books-about-animals-field-your-backyard-or-back (checked 2016-04)

 

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AABA -- Arab American Book Award for Children/Young Adults
AABH -- Arab American Book Award for Children/Young Adults Honorable Mention

 

Country:

United States of America

 

Began:

2006 (first awarded 2007)

 

Status:

Active

 

Frequency:

Annually

 

Sponsored by:

Arab American National Museum

 

Decided by:

 

 

Quantity:

1 each for 5 categories are included in the database: fiction, non-fiction children's/young adult, and poetry

 

Eligibility:

  • The book must be written, edited or illustrated by an Arab American, or address the Arab American experience.
  • The book must be an original work and published in English between January 1 and December 31.
  • The portrayal or representation of Arab Americans should be accurate and engaging, avoid stereotypes, and reflect rich characterization.
 

Awarded to:

 

 

Date Announced:

Early summer

 

Date Awarded:

January

 

Published in:

 

 

In honor of:

n/a

 

URL:

http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/bookaward (checked 2016-04)

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Aesop -- Aesop Prize

 

Country:

United States
 

Began:

1992
 

Status:

Active
 

Frequency:

 
 

Sponsored by:

Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society
 

Decided by:

Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society
 

Quantity:

1-2 per year
 

Eligibility:

Folklore should be central to the book’s content and, if appropriate, to its illustrations.

  • The folklore presented in the book should accurately reflect the culture and worldview of the people whose folklore is the focus of the book.
  • The reader’s understanding of folklore should be enhanced by the book, as should the book be enhanced by the presence of folklore.
  • The book should reflect the high artistic standards of the best of children’s literature and have strong appeal to the child reader.
  • Folklore sources must be fully acknowledged and annotations referenced within the bound contents of the publication.
  • English language books for children and young adults, both fiction and non-fiction
  • Must be published in the year of the deadline or the year before

 

Awarded to:

 
 

Date Announced:

October, at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society
 

Date Awarded:

 
 

Published in:

 
 

In honor of:

Aesop (c.620-564) was an ancient Greek storyteller credited with a collection of fables still read widely today.
 

URL:

http://www.afsnet.org/?page=aesop (checked 2016-04)
   
   

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AMTB  -- Amy Mathers Teen Book Award
AMTF  -- Amy Mathers Teen Book Finalists

  Country: Canada
  Began: 2014 (first award 2015)
  Status: Active
  Frequency: Annually
  Sponsored by: Sylvan Learning
  Decided by: Canadian Children's Book Centre
  Quantity: 1 winner, 4 finalists
  Eligibility: "Book must be an original work in English, aimed at readers aged 13-18 and written by a Canadian or a Permanent Resident of Canada."
  Awarded to: Author is awarded $5,000 cash prize
  Date Announced: November. Award for 1998 is announced in 1998 for book published in 1998.
  Date Awarded: November Awards Gala of the Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC)
  Published in: Canadian Children’s Book News
  In honor of: Amy Mathers, prolific reader of teen literature.
  URL: https://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/amy-mathers-teen-book-award/previous-winners-and-finalists/ (checked 2016-04)
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ANA  -- Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy

  Country: United States
  Began: 2005, first award presented in 2006
  Status: Active
  Frequency: Annually
  Sponsored by: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
  Decided by: Active members and a jury of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
  Quantity:  
  Eligibility: Middle-grade and young adult books with speculative content published in the previous year.
  Awarded to: Author
  Date Announced:  
  Date Awarded: May at the SFWA Nebula Awards ceremony
  Published in:  
  In honor of: Andre Norton (1912-2005), SFWA Grand Master and American writer of more than 100 science fiction and fantasy novels.
  URL: http://www.sfwa.org/nebula-awards/the-andre-norton-award/  (checked 2016-04)
  Seal: n/a  (checked 2016-04)
   

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Aurealis -- Aurealis Awards

  Country: Australia
  Began: 1995
  Status: Active
  Frequency: Annually
  Sponsored by: Aurealis Magazine and Chimaera Publications
  Decided by: Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation (WASFF) "Submissions within a category are reviewed by a panel of at least three judges, which selects each year's finalists and winners. One of the judges on each panel is also the panel convenor."
  Quantity:

1 each for several categories. Included in the database are: young adult novel, illustrated book/graphic novel, and children's fiction (added 2001). "The YA and children's categories cover works in all three speculative fiction genres, " which are science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

  Eligibility: The Aurealis Awards are for "works of speculative fiction by authors, editors and illustrators, who are Australian citizens or permanent residents , first published in English." Entries are dated from the end of the previous year through October of the award year. For example, "between 1 November 2008 and 31 October 2009."
  Awarded to: authors, editors, or illustrators
  Date Announced:  
  Date Awarded: Spring, at the Aurealis Awards Ceremony
  Published in:  
  In honor of: Aurealis Magazine and Chimaera Publications
  URL: https://aurealisawards.org/ (checked 2016-04)
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AmBA -- Americas Book Award for Children's & Young Adult Literature
AmBH -- Americas Book Honorable Mention for Children's & Young Adult Literature

  Country: United States
  Began: 1993
  Status: Active
  Frequency: Annually
  Sponsored by: Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs
  Decided by: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  Quantity:

2 (before 2006, only 1 given/year)

  Eligibility: "The Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States. " The award winners and commended titles are selected for their 1) distinctive literary quality; 2) cultural contextualization; 3) exceptional integration of text, illustration and design; and 4) potential for classroom use.
  Awarded to:  
  Date Announced: Spring. Previously, the 2005 award is announced in May 2006 for books published in 2005. Starting in 2008, the award is labeled with the announcement year awarding for the previous year. Americas 2008 for books published in 2007.
  Date Awarded: September
  Published in:  
  In honor of:  
  URL: http://claspprograms.org/pages/detail/37 (checked 2016-04)
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ABBY -- American Booksellers Book of the Year Award

  Country: United States of America
  Began: 1991, but children's award added in 1993. In 2000 its name was changed to the Book Sense Book of the Year Award. Children's award was divided into illustrated and non-illustrated awards in 2001.
  Status: Inactive after 1999.
  Frequency: Annually
  Sponsored by: American Booksellers Association
  Decided by: American Booksellers Association
  Quantity:

1 award winner per year

  Eligibility: ABA members nominate any work published in any year
  Awarded to: "honor the 'hidden treasures' that ABA bookstore members most enjoyed recommending to their customers during the previous year."
  Date Announced: March
  Date Awarded: May
  Published in:  
  In honor of:  
  URL:  
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ACBA -- Australian Children's Book of the Year Awards
ACBH -- Australian Children's Book of the Year Honors

    Country: Australia
    Began: 1946. In 1952, a picture books category was created; in 1982, a Younger Readers category; in 1993, the Eve Pownall Award for Non-Fiction; in 2001, Early Childhood category.
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: Australian Children's Book Council
    Quantity:

4 each year for each catagory: older readers, younger readers, early childhood, picture book of the year. (Eve Pownall is listed separately.) There are honor books, but they are not yet in the database. Also, there is a shortlist not in the database.

    Eligibility: Author must be an Australian or be a resident of Australia
    Awarded to: Authors and illustrators
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded: August
    Published in: Reading Time
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://cbca.org.au/winners-and-honour-books-2015 (checked 2016-04)
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AFHG -- Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Illustrator's Medal

    Country: Canada
    Began: 1971
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: National Book Service
    Decided by: Canadian Association of Children's Librarians, a division of the Canadian Library Association
    Quantity:

1 winner/year

    Eligibility: Illustrator must be Canadian or a permanent resident of Canada. Book must have been published in the previous calendar year. Book must be suitable for children up to age 14. The text of the book must be worthy of the illustrations.
    Awarded to: Illustrator
    Date Announced: May-June
    Date Awarded: June-July, during the Canadian Library Association Annual
Conference
    Published in: Children's Books in Print
    In honor of: Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon was a British immigrant to Canada who, in the 19th century, was the creator of the first Canadian children's picture book.
    URL: http://cla.ca/sidewalk-flowers-wins-clas-2016-amelia-frances-howard-gibbon-illustrators-award/(checked 2016-04)
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AIP -- American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award - Children

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 1988
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: American Institute of Physics
    Decided by:  
    Quantity: 1 book per year
    Eligibility: Articles, booklets, or books on physics and astronomy intended for children preschool to fifteen years of age published in the two preceeding years. 2007 award looks at books published in 2005 and 2006.
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: October
    Date Awarded: Unknown
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: https://www.aip.org/aip/awards/science-communication (checked 2016-04)
    Seal: n/a  (checked 2016-04)
     
     

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AIYL  -- American Indian Youth Literature Award
AIYH -- American Indian Youth Literature Honor

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 2006. Honors books added 2012.
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Even numbered years. 2018 next award.
    Sponsored by:  
    Decided by: AILA Book Award committee
    Quantity: 3 books each even-numbered year (picture book, middle school, young adult)
    Eligibility: "This new literary award was created as a way to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians. Books selected to receive the award present Native Americans in the fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts."
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: February
    Date Awarded: ALA summer conference
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://ailanet.org/activities/american-indian-youth-literature-award/ (checked 2016-04)  
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ALAN -- ALA Notable Books for Children

    Country: United States of America
    Began: unknown
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:  
    Decided by: The American Library Association (ALA) - Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
    Quantity: A large group award given to an average of 68 books per year. (See chart below.)
    Eligibility: Chapter books and picture books of fiction, information, poetry and
pictures for all age levels (through age 14) of especially commendable quality and creativity, and must be published in the United States during the year preceding the Midwinter Meeting (January).
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: Annual ALA Mid-Winter Convention (usually January). ALAN 2007 are for books published in 2006 but announced in 2007.
    Date Awarded: Annual ALA Convention (usually June)
    Published in: March Issue of School Library Journal, Children's Books in Print, Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncb (checked 2016-04)
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1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
59 42 84 86 58 57 74 54 65 64 65 59 78 62 72 66 74 60 42 63

 

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
70 73 90 66 61 79 100 88 76 75 76 69 103 78 97 107 116      

 

     
     

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APALA -- Asian Pacific American Award for Literature
APALH -- Asian Pacific American Honor for Literature

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 2001
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:  
    Decided by: Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)
    Quantity:

Divided into three awards: young adult (winner & honor); children's (winner & honor); and picture books (winner & honor)

    Eligibility:

The author or illustrator should have resident status in the United States or Canada. Works must have been published in the United States or one of its territories or Canada. Works must be originally written in English. For more information, see their guidelines.

    Awarded to:

"The goal of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature is to honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit.

Each award will be named and given the award seal during the annual APALA Literature Award Ceremony.  The winner of each category will receive a plaque and a press release will be sent to various national publications."

    Date Announced: ALA Midwinter Meeting (January)
    Date Awarded: ALA Annual APALA Literature Award Ceremony (June)
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/literature-awards/winners/ (checked 2016-04)
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BBB -- Best Books for Babies

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 2000
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, The Fred Rogers Company, the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children  
    Decided by: The Best Books for Babies Committee
    Quantity: A small group award with ten books each year
    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: April
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/books/showbooklist.cfm?list=BestBooksforBabies (checked 2016-04)
    Seal: n/a  (checked 2016-04)
     
     

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BBYA -- ALA Best Books for Young Adults

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 1966
    Status: Inactive. Last list was 2010, became the Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA)
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:  
    Decided by: American Library Association - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
    Quantity: A large group award with an average of 82 books/year recommended to young adults. (See chart below.)
    Eligibility: A general list of fiction and non-fiction titles that are recommended for ages 12-18 published in the United States during the year preceding the Midwinter Meeting (January). Note: The ten best of these are in the Ten Best Books for Young Adults list (TBYA).
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: Annual ALA Mid-Winter Convention (usually January) 2004 are for books published in 2003 but announced in 2004.
    Date Awarded: Annual ALA Convention (usually June)
    Published in: March Issue of School Library Journal
    In honor of:  
    URL:  
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85 not in 69 97 82 76 81 70 84 70 85 76 84 72 83 87 90 82 84 86 90

     
     

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BELA -- Notable Books of the English Language Arts

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 1980s (?)
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:  
    Decided by: A committee of the Children's Literature Assembly, affiliated with the National Council of Teachers of English
    Quantity: A medium group award with 30 books/year (Usually. See chart below.) The goal is stated to be 30.
    Eligibility: Must deal explicitly with language, such as plays on words, word origins, or the history of language; demonstrate uniqueness in the use of language or style; and invite child response or participation. In addition, these selected books must have an appealing format, be of enduring quality, meet generally accepted criteria of quality for the genre in which they are written.
    Awarded to: Fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written for children, grades K-8
    Date Announced: April 1
    Date Awarded: NCTE conference and IRA session
    Published in: Language Arts and The Journal of Children's Literature
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.childrensliteratureassembly.org/notables.html (checked 2016-04)
    Seal: n/a (checked 2016-04)
     
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31 30 30 24 22 30 31 30 30 30 30 30 30

 

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029
30 30 30 29 30 30 30

 

     
     

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BGHBA  -- Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature
BGHBH  -- Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for Excellence in Children's Literature

    Country: United States
    Began: 1967; non-fiction, 1976; illustration, 1976; fiction,1976
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Independent panel of 3 judges, new each year, selected by Horn Book editors in consultation with Boston Globe representative
    Decided by: The Boston Globe and The Horn Book magazine
    Quantity: For award, 1 for each of 3 areas (non-fiction, illustration, fiction). For honors, there are two for each area, for a total of six each year.
    Eligibility: Books must have been published in U.S. during the designated period (July 1 to June 30), but authors need not be American citizens.
    Awarded to: author or illustrator
    Date Announced: Summer (May, June, July)
    Date Awarded: Awarded in the Fall at Boston Athenaeum
    Published in: Jan/Feb issue Horn Book, Children's Books in Print
    In honor of: The two sponsoring agencies, the newspaper the Boston Globe and The Horn Book, a trade publication.
    URL: http://www.hbook.com/bghb/ (checked 2016-04)
    Seal: n/a  (checked 2016-04)
     
     


Bisto -- Bisto Book of the Year Award

    Country: Ireland
    Began: 1990
    Status: Inactive. Name changed to CBI Awards in 2012.
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:  
    Decided by: Bisto (RHM Foods), Children's Books Ireland
    Quantity: 1 / year. There are honor books and a shortlist, which are not in the database.
    Eligibility: Author must be a citizen or resident of Ireland the book was published in the previous year in Ireland.
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: May. Shortlist announced March 21.
    Date Awarded: May.
    Published in: Inis Magazine
    In honor of:  
    URL:  
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BSA  -- Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 1987, first award 1988
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Horror Writers Association
    Decided by:  
    Quantity:

1 winner, with four runners-up from the nominees.

    Eligibility: Complete rules.
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded: World Horror Convention, May or June
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847-1912), Irish author best known for Dracula (1897).
    URL: http://horror.org/bram-stoker-award-winners/ (checked 2016-04)
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BSBYA -- Book Sense Book of the Year Award

    Country: United States of America
    Began: Previously called the ABBY. In 2000 it's name was change to the Book Sense Book of the Year Award. Children's award was divided into illustrated and non-illustrated awards in 2001. As of 2009, the award has been changed to the Indies Choice Book Award.
    Status: Inactive
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: American Booksellers Association
    Quantity:

 

    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to: To "honor the 'hidden treasures' that ABA bookstore members most enjoyed recommending to their customers during the previous year."
    Date Announced: March
    Date Awarded: May
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL:  
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BTP -- Booktrust Teenage Prize

    Country: United Kingdom
    Began: 2002
    Status: Inactive.
    Frequency: Annually. There is no award for 2011 and after.
    Sponsored by: Booktrust
    Decided by: Booktrust
    Quantity:

1

    Eligibility: An original work published between July 1 and June 30 of the following year, suitable for young adults encompassing ages 12-16, including fiction and non-fiction. Title must be written in English by a citizen of the UK or an author resdient in the UK.
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: Shortlist announced in September. Shortlist is not included in the database.
    Date Awarded: October
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL:  
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CABA -- Children's Africana Book Award
CABH -- Children's Africana Book Honor

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 1992
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: Outreach Council of the African Studies Association
    Quantity: 2 books each year--1 for young children and 1 for older children
    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://africaaccessreview.org/africana-awards/(checked 2015-08)  
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CBIA  -- CBI Book of the Year Award
CBIH  -- CBI Book of the Year Honor

    Country: Ireland
    Began: 2012. (Was the Bisto award.)
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:  
    Decided by: Children's Books Ireland (CBI)
    Quantity:  
    Eligibility: Author must be a citizen or resident of Ireland the book was published in the previous year in Ireland.
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: May. Shortlist announced March 21.
    Date Awarded: May.
    Published in: Inis magazine
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.childrensbooksireland.ie/ (checked 2015-08)
    Seal: n/a  (checked 2016-04)
     
     

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CGWA -- Carter G. Woodson Book Award
CGWH -- Carter G. Woodson Honor Book

    Country: United States
    Began: 1973
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Committee of the National Council for the Social Studies
    Decided by: National Council for the Social Studies
    Quantity: 3 award books, divided by age/reading level with 1 honor book per category.
    Eligibility: Nonfiction books written in the United States for students that treat topics related to ethnic minorities and race relations sensitively and accurately. Books must have been published in U.S. during the previous year (Jan. - Dec.).
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: May. CGWA 2005 was published in 2005, but announced and presented in 2006.
    Date Awarded: Awarded in November at the annual NCSS conference
    Published in: Jan/Feb issue Horn Book, Children's Books in Print, Social Education
    In honor of: Carter G. Woodson, a distinguished African American scholar, writer, and educator who wrote works on black history for children as well as adults. He began "Negro History Week" in 1926, which later became "Black History Month."
    URL: http://www.socialstudies.org/awards/woodson/winners (checked 2015-08)
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CHA  -- Charlotte Huck Award
CHH  -- Charlotte Huck Honor

    Country: United States
    Began: 2014 (First award 2015)
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
    Decided by: "Members of the Charlotte Huck Award Committee select the award recipient."
    Quantity: 1 award / up to 5 honor books
    Eligibility:

"promote and recognize excellence in the writing of fiction for children that has the potential to transform children’s lives by inviting compassion, imagination, and wonder."

  • Fiction for children that has the potential to transform children’s lives
    • Fiction that invites compassion, imagination, and wonder
    • Fiction that connects children to their own humanity and offers them a rich experience with the power to influence their lives
    • Fiction that stretches children’s thinking, feelings, and imagination
  • Exemplary literary quality of text and illustrations
  • Published in the United States during the previous calendar year
  • Primary audience for the book is children ages three through twelve
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded: "The award is presented annually by the Charlotte Huck Award CommitteeChair at the Children's Book Awards Luncheon during the NCTE Annual Convention. The award-winning author and/or illustrator will be a featured speaker at the luncheon."
    Published in:  
    In honor of: "The award commemorates the work of educator Charlotte Huck, who led children’s-literature studies at Ohio State University from the mid-1950s to 1986, championing the classroom use of storybooks to teach reading and language arts. She was the author of five editions of the textbook Children’s Literature in the Classroom. Huck died in 2005."
    URL: http://www.ncte.org/awards/charlotte-huck/ (checked 2015-08)
    Seal: Charlotte Huck Award Seal
     
     

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ChrisA -- Christopher Awards

    Country: United States
    Began: ?
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:  
    Decided by:  
    Quantity: 5 awards per year. Divided into five age-related categories with 1 winner per category -- preschool, 6-8 years, 8-10 years, 10-12 years, and young adult.
    Eligibility: To “affirm the highest values of the human spirit” and "winners encourage audiences to see the better side of human nature and motivate artists and the general public to use their best instincts on behalf of others."
    Awarded to: Authors
    Date Announced: March
    Date Awarded: March
    Published in:  
    In honor of: An organization called The Christophers, founded by Father James Keller in 1945.
    URL: http://www.christophers.org/page.aspx?pid=217 (checked 2015-08)
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CalM -- Caldecott Medal
CalH -- Caldecott Honor

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 1938
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:  
    Decided by: American Library Association - Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) - Awards Committee of the Children's Services Division 
    Quantity: Medal, 1 per year. Honors, from 1 to 5 per year.
    Eligibility: Distinguished picture book originally published in the previous year in the United States. Artist must be a citizen or resident of the United State
    Awarded to: Artist
    Date Announced: Annual ALA Mid-Winter Convention (usually January). CM 2004 or CH 2004 are for books published in 2003 but announced in 2004.
    Date Awarded: Annual ALA Convention (usually June)
    Published in: March issue of School Library Journal, Children's Books in Print, Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac
    In honor of: Nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886).
    URL: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal (checked 2015-08)
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Cost -- Costa Book Award

    Country: United Kingdom
    Began: 2006 (Previously known as the Whitbread.) First awards given in 2007.
    Status: Current
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: A coffee company that bought the rights to the award in 2006.
    Decided by:
    Quantity:

Award for Children's Book, 1 per year. Shortlist, from 1 to 5 per year, which is not included in DAWCL.

    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: January. Costa 2006 is for books published in 2006 but announced in 2007.
    Date Awarded: January
    Published in:  
    In honor of: A coffee company that bought the rights to the award in 2006.
    URL: http://www.costabookawards.com/ (checked 2015-08)
    Seal: n/a (checked 2015-08)
     
     

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CarM  -- Carnegie Medal

    Country: 1937
    Began: United Kingdom
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: British Library Association, Youth Libraries Group
    Decided by:
    Quantity:

1 per year. There is a shortlist of approx. 4 per year, which are not included in this database.

    Eligibility: children's book of outstanding merit written in English and published first or concurrently in the United Kingdom in the preceding year. (Carnegie Medal winner of 1998 was published in 1998 and awarded in 1999.) Starting in 2007, the books labeled Carnegie 2007 are for books published in 2006 and announced in 2007, so the award appears to jump from 2005 (awarded 2006) to 2007 (awarded 2007).fs
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded: Summer
    Published in: Children's Books in Print, Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac
    In honor of: Scottish-born American philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)
    URL: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/carnegie/ (checked 2015-08)
    Seal: n/a (checked 2015-08)
     
     

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CLABYA -- Canadian Library Association Young Adult Canadian Book Award

    Country: Canada
    Began: 1980
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: National Book Service
    Decided by: Canadian Library Association
    Quantity:

1 / year

    Eligibility: The best children's book published in Canada. The author must be a citizen or resident of Canada. 
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: May-June
    Date Awarded: June-July, during the Canadian Library Association Annual
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Young_Adult_Canadian_Book_Award&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=2504
(checked 2015-08)
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CLABYC -- Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award for Children

    Country: Canada
    Began: 1947
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: National Book Service
    Decided by: Canadian Library Association
    Quantity:

1 / year

    Eligibility: The author of the best children's book published in Canada. The author must be a citizen or resident of Canada.
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: May-June
    Date Awarded: June-July, during the the Canadian Library Association Annual Conference.
    Published in: Children's Books in Print
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Book_of_the_Year_for_Children_Award&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=2501 (checked 2015-08)
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CSKA  -- Coretta Scott King Award
CSKH -- Coretta Scott King Honor

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 1969. Honor awards added 1989.
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:  
    Decided by: The American Library Association (ALA) - Social Responsibilities Round Table 
    Quantity: 2 for award (1 for text & 1 for illustration). For honors, 3-6 in the past, combining text and illustration.
    Eligibility: Distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream," and must be published in the United States during the year preceding the Midwinter Meeting (January).
    Awarded to: Authors and illustrators of African descent.
    Date Announced: Annual ALA Mid-Winter Convention (usually January). CSKA 2004 or CSKH 2004 are for books published in 2003 but announced in 2004.
    Date Awarded: Annual ALA Convention (usually June)
    Published in: March Issue of School Library Journal, Children's Books in Print, Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac
    In honor of: Coretta Scott King (1927-2006), wife of activist Martin Luther King, Jr.
    URL: http://www.ala.org/emiert/cskbookawards (checked 2015-08)
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CZA  -- Charlotte Zolotow Award
CZH -- Charlotte Zolotow Honor

    Country: United States
    Began: 1998
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Decided by: Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Quantity:

1 / year for award. For honors, up to five each year. There is also a list of highly commended books, which is not included in this database. There are usually 5-10 in the highly commended list.

    Eligibility: The text of the best picture book for young children (0-7 years) originally written in English and published in the United States in the preceding year. Translated books, poetry and easy readers are not eligible.
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: January. 2007 winner is announced in 2007 and was published in 2006.
    Date Awarded: In the spring, at an annual public event that honors the career of Charlotte Zolotow.
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Charlotte Zolotow (1915-), distinguished children's book editor for 38 years with Harper Junior Books, and author of more than 70 picture books.
    URL: http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/zolotow.asp (checked 2015-08)
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dBSBA  -- de Bary Children's Science Book Award
dBSBN -- de Bary Children's Science Book Nominees

    Country: United States
    Began:  
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: American Phytopahtological Scoeity (APS)
    Decided by:
    Quantity:

1 / year for award.

    Eligibility: "The K-12 education children's book committee reads childrens science books and awards the best with the de Bary Awards. There is a slight bias towards botany and biological science, but books on all topics, from Astronomy to Zoology, are considered."
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.apsnet.org/edcenter/K-12/Pages/DeBary.aspx (checked 2015-08)
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EAPJA -- Edgar Allan Poe Juvenile Novel Award

    Country: United States
    Began: 1961
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Mystery Writers of America
    Decided by: Mystery Writers of America
    Quantity:

1 / year

    Eligibility: Best juvenile mystery of the preceeding year.
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded: April/May at the annual gala banquet. EAPJA 2004 is for a book published in 2003.
    Published in: Children's Books in Print, Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac
    In honor of: Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849), American mystery writer given credit for inventing the American who-done-it.
    URL: http://www.theedgars.com/ (checked 2015-08)
    Seal: n/a (checked 2016-04)
     
     

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EAPYA -- Edgar Allan Poe Young Adult Novel Award

    Country: United States
    Began: 1989
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Mystery Writers of America
    Decided by: Mystery Writers of America
    Quantity:

1 / year

    Eligibility: Best young adult mystery of the preceeding year.
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded: April/May at the annual gala banquet. EAPYA 2004 is for a book published in 2003.
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849), American mystery writer given credit for inventing the American who-done-it.
    URL: http://www.theedgars.com/ (checked 2015-08)
    Seal: n/a (checked 2016-04)
     
     

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EBWA  -- Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award
EBWH -- Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Honor

    Country: United States
    Began:  
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Wisconsin Library Association 
    Decided by: Children's Book Awards Committee of the WLA Youth Services Section 
    Quantity:

 

    Eligibility: outstanding books for youth by Wisconsin-connected authors published in the preceeding year.
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of: "Elizabeth Burr made outstanding and important contributions to library services for children and young adults during her 27 years of service in the state of Wisconsin."
    URL: http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/yss/scholarships-awards/elizabeth-burr-worzalla-award (checked 2015-08)
    Seal: n/a (checked 2016-04)
     
     

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EGA -- Esther Glen Junior Fiction Award

    Country: New Zealand
    Began: 1945
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA)
    Quantity:

1 / year. Since 1988, there has been a shortlist of 3-6 per year, which is not currently included in this database.

    Eligibility: New Zealand author for the most distinguished contribution to literature for children or young adults published in the previous year.
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: EGA 2005 is for book published in 2004.
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of: New Zealand journalist, children's book editor, and author, Alice Esther Glen (1881-1940).
    URL: http://www.lianza.org.nz/our-work/projects/project/lianza-childrens-book-awards/lianza-esther-glen-junior-fiction-award (checked 2015-08)
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EPA -- Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
EPH -- Eve Pownall Honor for Information Books

    Country: Australia
    Began: 1988 by the Pownall family. In 1993 the Children's Book Council presented.
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by:
    Quantity:

1 / year. 2 honor books each year.

    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded: August
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Marjorie Evelyn "Eve" Pownall (1901-1982), a prolific Australian writer for children (170 books).
    URL: http://cbca.org.au/winners-and-honour-books-2015 (checked 2016-04-21)
    Seal: n/a (checked 2016-04)
     
     

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ETP -- Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature

ETS -- Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature Shortlist

    Country: Australia
    Began: 1979
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: New South Wales Ministry for the Arts
    Decided by: New South Wales Ministry for the Arts
    Quantity:

1 / year. There is a shortlist of about 5 books per year.

    Eligibility: the most distinguished contribution to literature for young adults published in the previous year. Author must be Australian.
    Awarded to: Author, $30,000
    Date Announced: Shortlist announced in late April. ETA 2004 is for books published in 2003.
    Date Awarded: Winner annouced in late April or May
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Australian novelist and writer for children, Ethel Turner (1872-1958).
    URL: http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/ethel-turner-prize-young-peoples-literature (checked 2016-04)
    Seal: n/a (checked 2016-04)
     
     

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FSSA -- Flora Stieglitz Straus Award

    Country: United States
    Began: 1994
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:  
    Decided by:
    Quantity:

1 per year

    Eligibility: It is "presented annually for a distinguished work of nonfiction which fulfills her humanitarian ideals and serves as an inspiration to young people."
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded: March
    Published in:  
    In honor of: "It honors Flora Straus who led the committee for many years ... Flora Straus stood for the values of courage, hard work, truth and beauty, while adapting to a changing world. She believed that books about varying cultures enrich and help all children in their growth. She championed diverse opinions and points of view. She was a person of high principles, unfailing courtesy and deep understanding, and was an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing her."
    URL: https://www.bankstreet.edu/center-childrens-literature/childrens-book-committee/awards/ (checked 2016-04-21)
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GBA -- Giverny Book Award

    Country: United States
    Began: 1998
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: 15 Degree Laboratory, currently based at Louisiana State University
    Decided by: 15 Degree Laboratory's Award Selection Committee
    Quantity:

1 / year

    Eligibility: "a children's science picture book written in the English language and published within five years of the award date" Complete criteria at http://www.15degreelab.com/award.html
    Awarded to: Author and illustrator
    Date Announced: April
    Date Awarded: annual banquet
    Published in:  
    In honor of: "Alludes to the renowned village that provides the site, setting, and inspiration for famous impressionist paintings synonymous with what we call 'visual capture and explanation' of the floral esthetic experience."
    URL: http://www.15degreelab.com/givernyawarddescription.html (checked 2016-04)
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GBHF -- Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

    Country: Canada
    Began: 1988
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually.
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: A jury selected by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.
    Quantity:

1/year

    Eligibility: Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, with historical fiction book published in the previous calendar year. In 2008, prize award increased from $1,000 to $5,000. Picture books, short story collections by more than one author, and plots involving time travel are not eligible. Story must show that the author has done primary research. Author memoirs are not eligible. Non-Canadian publication eligible
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: November. Award for 1998 is announced in 1998 for book published in 1998.
    Date Awarded: November Awards Gala of the Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC)
    Published in: Canadian Children’s Book News
    In honor of: Geoffrey Bilson (1938-1987), a writer of historical novels for children and a professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan.
    URL: https://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/geoffrey-bilson-award-for-historical-fiction-for-young-people/ (checked 2016-04)
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GGW -- Governor General's Literary Award

GGF -- Governor General's Literary Finalist

    Country: Canada
    Began: 1950, but children's award since 1987.
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually.
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: Canada Council
    Quantity:

 

    Eligibility: Canadian citizens, whether published in Canada or elsewhere, who wrote the best English-language & best French-language children's text and children's illustration  published from September 1 to September 30 of the following years, distributed and available in Canada.
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: November. Award for 1998 is announced in 1998 for book published in 1998.
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in: Children's Books in Print
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/ggla/ (checked 2016-04)
    Seal: n/a (checked 2016-04)
     
     

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GKA -- Golden Kite Award
GKH -- Golden Kite Honor

    Country: United States
    Began: 1974
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
    Decided by: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
    Quantity:

4, 1 for each category (fiction, non-fiction, picture book text, and picture-illustration)

    Eligibility: "outstanding children’s books published during that year and having been written or illustrated by members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators."
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: April
    Date Awarded: July
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: https://www.scbwi.org/awards/golden-kite-award/ (checked 2016-04)
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GryA -- Gryphon Award
GryH -- Gryphon Honor

    Country: United States
    Began: 2004?
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Center for Children's Books at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
    Decided by: "award committee will consist of 4-6 members drawn from the youth services faculty of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, the editorial staff of the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, local public and school librarians, and the library and education community at large."
    Quantity:

1 award / year. 2-3 honor books / year.

    Eligibility: "an English language work of fiction or non-fiction for which the primary audience is children in Kindergarten through Grade 4. The title chosen best exemplifies those qualities that successfully bridge the gap in difficulty between books for reading aloud to children and books for practiced readers."
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: April
    Date Awarded: July
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://ccbarchive.lis.illinois.edu/gryphon.html (checked 2016-04)
    Seal: n/a (checked 2016-04)
     
     

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GuardA  -- Guardian Award for Children's Fiction

    Country: United Kingdom
    Began: 1967
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: The Guardian
    Decided by: A panel of authors and the review editor for The Guardian's children's books section
    Quantity:

1 per year

    Eligibility: outstanding work of fiction first published in the United Kingdom during the preceeding year
    Awarded to: British or Commonwealth author
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded: late March
    Published in:  
    In honor of: The Guardian newspaper
    URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/guardianchildrensfictionprize (checked 2010-02-25)
    Seal: n/a
     
     

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HBF -- Horn Book Fanfare

    Country: United States
    Began: 1938
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Horn Book Magazine
    Decided by: Editors of Horn Book Magazine
    Quantity:

Average of 22 books/year (see chart below). There are two 2002 Fanfare lists: the first, which appeared in the January/February 2002 issue, recognizes books published in 2001; the second, which appeared in our January/February 2003 issue, recognizes books published in 2002.

    Eligibility: "The best children’s and young adult books of the year."
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: Jan./Feb. (2007 list is announced in 2008 for books published in 2007.)
    Date Awarded: Jan./Feb.
    Published in: Jan./Feb. issue of Horn Book
    In honor of: The Horn Book, a trade publication
    URL: http://www.hbook.com/horn-book-magazine-2/horn-book-fanfare/ (checked 2016-04)
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2000 2001 2002*
(2001)
2002*
(2002)
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  22 21 31 20 19 22 25 21 20 27 24 30 27 30 29 31
     
     

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HMUA -- Horace Mann Upstanders Book Award
HMUH -- Horace Mann Upstanders Book Honor

    Country: United States
    Began: 2007
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Antioch University Los Angeles’ Education Department
    Decided by:
    Quantity:

1 award book/year. Unknown average of honor books

    Eligibility: Fiction for grades K-6, published in North America during the preceeding year, that demonstrates or encourages the reader to be an upstander. "An ‘upstander’ is a person who recognizes injustice and acts in a way to right the wrong. The award honors new children’s literature that best exemplifies the ideals of social action and in turn encourages young readers to become agents of change themselves."
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded: May-June, at the Annual Upstanders Children's Literature Conference.
    Published in:  
    In honor of: "Horace Mann, Antioch College’s first president, was a renowned educator, architect of the American Public School System, social reformer and abolitionist. His goal was to create an educational environment that was stimulating and unconventional in its approach to learning."
    URL: http://upstandersaward.org/winners/ (checked 2015-08)
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ICYA -- Indies Choice Young Adult Book of the Year

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 2010-
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually.
    Sponsored by: American Booksellers Association
    Decided by: By vote of the by ABA member booksellers
    Quantity: 1 winner
    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: April
    Date Awarded: May at the BookExpo America's Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.bookweb.org/news/2016-indies-choice-and-eb-white-read-aloud-award-winners-announced-33531 (checked 2016-04)
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JABA -- Jane Addams Book Award
JABH -- Jane Addams Book Honor

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 1953. Honor awards added ?.
    Status:  
    Frequency: Annually Award for 1998 is announced in 1999.
    Sponsored by: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the Jane Addams Peace Association.
    Decided by:  
    Quantity: 1-3 winners annually
    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to: The children's book of the previous year that "most effectively promotes peace, social justice, world community and the equality of the sexes and all races." 
    Date Announced: As of 2003, April, commemorating WILPF (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom). Previously September 6 on Jane Addams birthday.
    Date Awarded: October
    Published in: Children's Books in Print
    In honor of: Jane Addams, American feminist, pacifist, and social reformer (1860-1935)
    URL: http://www.janeaddamspeace.org/jacba/ (checked 2016-04)
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JBA -- John and Patricia Beatty Award

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 1989
    Status:  
    Frequency: Annually Award for 2006 is announced in 2006 for book published in 2005.
    Sponsored by: John and Patricia Beatty Award Committee, California Library Association
    Decided by:  
    Quantity: 1 winner annually
    Eligibility: A distinguished book for children or young adults that best promotes an awareness of California and its people.
    Awarded to: Honors the author for a book published in the previous calendar year.
    Date Announced: By May
    Date Awarded: November, at the annual CLA conference.
    Published in:  
    In honor of: John and Patricia Beatty. It now honors both her husband, John Beatty, who served as professor of English history and humanities at the University of California at Riverside prior to his death in 1975, and Patricia herself who died in 1991. Together the Beattys wrote eleven books of fiction for young readers; Patricia Beatty wrote numerous other books for young people, of which many have California or western settings. It was Patricia Beatty's hope that the Award will encourage the writing of quality children's books that bring us an awareness of California, its heritage or its future.
    URL: http://www.cla-net.org/?page=113 (checked 2016-04)
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JFA -- Josette Frank Award

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 1943. From 1943-1997
    Status:  
    Frequency: Annually Awarded for 2006 is announced in 2006 for book published in 2005.
    Sponsored by:  
    Decided by:  
    Quantity: 1 winner annually
    Eligibility: "This award for fiction honors a book or books of outstanding literary merit in which children or young people deal in a positive and realistic way with difficulties in their world and grow emotionally and morally. The prize to the author of the award book has been generously provided by the Florence L. Miller Memorial Fund."
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded: March
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Josette Frank, the editor of many anthologies for children, served for many years as the Executive Director of the Child Study Association of America of which this committee was a part.
    URL: http://www.bnkst.edu/cbc/awards/ (checked 2016-04)
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JSMA/JSMF -- John Spray Mystery Award/Honor

    Country: Canada
    Began: 2010 (First award 2011)
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: John Spray, President of the Mantis Investigation Agency
    Decided by: https://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/
    Quantity:

1 winner, four finalists

    Eligibility: See here. https://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/john-spray-mystery-award/
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: November. Award for 1998 is announced in 1998 for book published in 1998.
    Date Awarded: November Awards Gala of the Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC)
    Published in: Canadian Children’s Book News
    In honor of: John Spray, President of the Mantis Investigation Agency
    URL: https://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/john-spray-mystery-award/ (checked 2016-04)
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KGM -- Kate Greenaway Medal

    Country: United Kingdom
    Began: 1956, first awarded in 1957 for book published in 1956.
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: British Library Association , Youth Libraries Group
    Quantity:

 

    Eligibility: The most distinguished work in the illustration of children's books first published in the United Kingdom in the preceding year.
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: Award for 1998 is given in 1999 for work published in 1998
    Date Awarded: summer
    Published in: Children's Books in Print, Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac
    In honor of: English illustrator Kate Greenaway (1846-1901)
    URL: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/greenaway/ (checked 2016-04)
    Seal: n/a (checked 2016-04)
     
     

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KMA -- Kurt Maschler Award

    Country: United Kingdom
    Began: 1982
    Status: Inactive. Last award given 1999.
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: Book Trust
    Quantity:

1 / year

    Eligibility: to honour "a work of imagination for children, in which text and illustration are integrated so that each enhances and balances the other."
    Awarded to: The award was made to the author and illustrator of a children’s book which combines excellence in both text and illustration.
    Date Announced: December
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Kurt Maschle, best-known as the publisher of Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner.
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LBHA/LBHH -- Lee Bennett Hopkins Award/Honor

    Country: United States
    Began: 1993
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Lee Bennett Hopkins
    Decided by: "The national Lee Bennett Hopkins Award for Children’s Poetry shall be" granted annually to an anthology of poetry or a single volume poem published for children in the previous calendar year (as per copyright) by a living American poet or anthologist.
    Quantity:

1 award book per year with honors

    Eligibility: "The national Lee Bennett Hopkins Award for Children’s Poetry shall be granted annually to an anthology of poetry or a single volume poem published for children in the previous calendar year (as per copyright) by a living American poet or anthologist." 1999 award is for a work published in 1998
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: February
    Date Awarded: April/May at the Pennsylvania School Librarians’ Association Conference
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Lee Bennett Hopkins (1938-), popular and prolific compiler of children's poetry. He is also an author of young people's novels and poetry.
    URL: http://www.ncte.org/awards/poetry (checked 2016-04)
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Lewis -- Claudia Lewis Award

    Country: United States
    Began: 1998
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by:
    Quantity:

1 per year

    Eligibility: "This award is given for the best poetry book or books of the year for young readers."
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: 1999 award is for a work published in 1998
    Date Awarded: March
    Published in:  
    In honor of: "Claudia Lewis, distinguished children's book expert and longtime member of the Bank Street College faculty and Children's Book Committee."
    URL: https://www.bankstreet.edu/center-childrens-literature/childrens-book-committee/awards/ (checked 2016-04)
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LYAA -- LIANZA Young Adult Award

    Country: New Zealand
    Began: 2013
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA)
    Quantity:

1 / year. Since 1988, there has been a shortlist of 3-6 per year, which is not currently included in this database.

    Eligibility: New Zealand author for the most distinguished contribution to literature for children or young adults published in the previous year.
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: EGA 2005 is for book published in 2004.
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of: New Zealand journalist, children's book editor, and author, Alice Esther Glen (1881-1940).
    URL:

http://www.lianza.org.nz/lianza-young-adult-award (checked 2016-04)

    Seal: n/a (checked 2016-04)
     
     

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MBP -- Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

    Country: Canada
    Began: 2006
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually.
    Sponsored by: A Charles Baillie
    Decided by: A jury selected by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.
    Quantity:

1/year

    Eligibility: Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, with historical fiction book published in the previous calendar year. In 2008, prize award increased from $10,000 to $20,000. "Honours excellence in the illustrated picture book format...To be eligible, the book must be an original work in English, aimed at children ages three to eight, writeen and illustrated by Canadians and first published in Canada." Elegible genres include fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Folktales and fairy tales are non-eligible. Printed book only.
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: November. Award for 1998 is announced in 1998 for book published in 1998.
    Date Awarded: November Awards Gala of the Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC)
    Published in: Canadian Children’s Book News
    In honor of: Marilyn Baillie, award-winning children's book author and an early learning specialist. Also wife of award sponsor, Charles Baillie, retired Chairman and CEO of the TD Bank Financial Group.
    URL: https://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/ (checked 2016-04-21)
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MEBA -- Middle East Book Award
MEBH -- Middle East Book Honor

    Country: United States
    Began: 1999
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually.
    Sponsored by: Middle East Studies Association
    Decided by:
    Quantity:

 

    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: November
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.meoc.us/book-awards/2015-middle-east-book-award-winners (checked 2016-04)
    Seal: n/a (checked 2016-04)
     
     

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MLBA -- Mildred L. Batchelder Award
MLBH -- Mildred L. Batchelder Honor

    Country: United States
    Began: 1966; "Beginning in 1994, honor recipients were selected and announced as well."
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: American Library Association, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
    Quantity:

1 award;

    Eligibility: the English-language edition of the work published in the preceeding year for a work originally published in a foreign language.
    Awarded to: U.S. Publisher
    Date Announced: Jan.-Feb. ALA Mid-Winter Conference
    Date Awarded: ALA Annual Conference held each summer.
    Published in: March issue of School Library Journal, Children's Books in Print, Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac
    In honor of: "Mildred L. Batchelder, a former executive director of the Association for Library Service to Children ... spent 30 years with ALA, working as an ambassador to the world on behalf of children and books, encouraging and promoting the translation of the world's best children's literature."
    URL: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/batchelderaward (checked 2016-04)
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MLPA -- Michael L. Printz Award
MLPH -- Michael L. Printz Honor

    Country: United States
    Began: 2000
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Booklist
    Decided by: American Library Association - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
    Quantity:

 

    Eligibility: An outstanding title of fiction or non-fiction published for young adults, defined as 12-18 years, inside or outside the U.S.  from the proceeding year January 1 to December 31.
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: Jan-Feb at ALA Mid-Winter Conference
    Date Awarded: June-July at ALA Annual Conference
    Published in: March issue of School Library Journal, Children's Books in Print
    In honor of: Michael L Printz, "a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association."
    URL: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/printz (checked 2016-04)
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MHA -- Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy
MHF -- Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy Finalist

    Country: Canada
    Began: 2011, with first award in 2012
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: HarperCollins Canada
    Decided by: Canadian Children's Book Center
    Quantity:

1 winner and 4 finalists

    Eligibility: To be eligible, the book must be an original work in English, aimed at readers ages eight to 18 and written by a Canadian or a Permanent Resident of Canada.
    Awarded to: Author receives a $5,000 award.
    Date Announced: November. Award for 1998 is announced in 1998 for book published in 1998.
    Date Awarded: November Awards Gala of the Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC)
    Published in: Canadian Children’s Book News
    In honor of: "Monica Hughes was the author of over forty books, many of them works of science fiction and fantasy for young readers."
    URL: https://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/monica-hughes-award-for-science-fiction-and-fantasy/ (checked 2016-04)
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MFA -- Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature

    Country: United States
    Began:  
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by:
    Quantity:

 

    Eligibility: Fantasy picture books to young adult titles in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: August, at the annual conference. 2006 awards are for book published in 2005.
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.mythsoc.org/awards/winners/ (checked 2016-04)
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NBA -- National Book Award for Young People's Literature
NBH  -- National Book Award Honor for Young People's Literature

    Country: United States
    Began: 1950
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: National Book Foundation
    Decided by:
    Quantity:

 

    Eligibility: Fiction or non-fiction published in the United States, where the author(s) is a US citizen published between December 1 and November 30 of the following year.
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded: November
    Published in: Publisher's Weekly
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2016.html (checked 2016-04)
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NFA -- Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Chidlren's Non-Fiction

    Country: Canada
    Began: 1999
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually.
    Sponsored by: Fleck Family Foundation
    Decided by: A jury selected by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.
    Quantity:

1/year

    Eligibility: Non-fiction children's book written and illustrated by Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Prize is $10,000.
    Awarded to: Author, unless "40% or more of the text area is composed of original illustrations, in which case the award will be divided equally between author and illustrator."
    Date Announced: November. Award for 2009 is announced in 2009 for book published in 2008.
    Date Awarded: November Awards Gala of the Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC)
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Norma Fleck (?-1998), mother of Dr. Jim Fleck, who raised her children with a profound love of reading.
    URL: https://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/ (checked 2016-04-21)
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NM -- Newbery Medal
NH  -- Newbery Honor

    Country: United States
    Began: 1922
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: American Library Association - Association for Library Service to Children
    Quantity:

1 award/year,

    Eligibility: The most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the U.S. during the preceeding year.  Authors must be citizens or residents of the U.S. 
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: Jan-Feb at ALA Mid-Winter Conference
    Date Awarded: June-July at the ALA Annual Conference
    Published in: March issue of School Library Journal, Children's Books in Print, Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac
    In honor of: John Newbery (1713-1767), an English publisher of books for children.
    URL: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal (checked 2016-04)
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NPR -- NPR Book Conciege

    Country: United States
    Began:  
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by:
    Quantity:

group list

    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: December
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2015/#/tag/young-adult (checked 2015-08)
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NSSTB -- Notable Social Studies Trade Books

    Country: United States
    Began: 1972
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: Book Review Committee of the National Council for the Social Studies
    Quantity:

A large group award with an average of 114/year. (See chart below.)

    Eligibility: Previously for books written for K-8, it has recently expanded to include K-12 selections. "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 traditional topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, and have a pleasing format and, when appropriate, illustrations that enrich the text." Published in the preceeding year.
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: April/May
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in: May/June issue of Social Education
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.socialstudies.org/notable (checked 2016-04)
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47 167 63 136 164 103 115 105 88 135 141 117 85 77 85 123
     
     

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NYTBI -- New York Times Best Illustrated

    Country: United States
    Began: 1952
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: New York Times
    Decided by: Panel of three judges (the children's book editor, an artist, and a critic)
    Quantity:

10 / year

    Eligibility: Books published in the U.S.
    Awarded to: Illustrators
    Date Announced: Mid-November
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in: Mid-November special supplement of the New York Times Book Review
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/28/books/review/28-new-york-times-best-illustrated-childrens-books-of-2015.html?_r=0 (checked 2016-04)
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OIB -- Outstanding International Book List

    Country: United States
    Began: 2006
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), the U.S. national section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)
    Decided by: Outstanding International Books (OIB) committee
    Quantity:

Medium list

    Eligibility: "International books that are deemed most outstanding of those published during the calendar year. For the purposes of this honor list, the term 'international book' is used to describe a book published in the United States that originated or was first published in a country other than the U.S." In 2008, the criteria changed: "foreign titles coming from publishers with U.S. distributors, as well as those acquired by U.S. publishers, were eligible for consideration."
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in: February issue of School Library Journal
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.usbby.org/list_oibl.html (checked 2016-04)
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2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
            46 39 40 41 41 40 36 36 35 42 42      
     
     

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OPA --Orbis Pictus Award
OPH -- Orbis Pictus Honor

    Country: United States
    Began: 1990
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: National Council of Teachers of English
    Decided by: Committee on the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
    Quantity:

1 award / year. 2-5 honor books named each year.

    Eligibility: K-8 non-fiction published in the United States during the previous calendar year. See http://www.ncte.org/elem/pictus/criteria.html
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: Spring Conference
    Date Awarded: November at the Books for Children Luncheon at the Annual NCTE Convention
    Published in: Nov. issue of Language Arts
    In honor of: Orbis Pictus, or Orbis Sensualium Pictus (The Visible World in Pictures) is a textbook for children written by Czech educator Comenius and published in 1658.
    URL: http://www.ncte.org/awards/orbispictus (checked 2016-04)
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OSTB -- Outstanding Science Trade Book Award

    Country: United States
    Began: 1973
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: book review panel appointed by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC). NSTA and CBC have cooperated on this bibliographic project since 1973.
    Quantity:

large group award with an average of 43 books / year

    Eligibility: "From 1973 through 2001, when the list was known as Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, the books selected were primarily targeted at grades K through 8. Beginning in 2002, the list has been expanded to included high school as well."
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: Earlier than February 26th on Web site.
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in: March issue of Science and Children, Science Scope, and The Science Teacher
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.nsta.org/publications/ostb/ (checked 2016-04)
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not in not in not in not in not in not in 67 44 41 32 40 41 43 37 47 36 42 33 32 39

 

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029
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PBA -- Pura Belpre Award
PBH -- Pura Belpre Honor

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 1996
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Every two years (even-numbered years) awards are announced.
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: American Library Association - Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the National Association to Promote Library Services to the Spanish Speaking (REFORMA)
    Quantity:

2 (1 for each category: narrative and illustration) / year. Up to 5 honor books.

    Eligibility: Latino writers and illustrators whose work best exemplifies authentic cultural experiences in children's works of literature. For more, see here.
    Awarded to: authors or illustrators
    Date Announced: Jan-Feb at ALA Mid-Winter Convention
    Date Awarded: June-July at ALA Annual Conference
    Published in: March issue of School Library Journal, Children's Books in Print
    In honor of: "Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian from the New York Public Library. As a children's librarian, storyteller, and author, she enriched the lives of Puerto Rican children in the U.S.A. through her pioneering work of preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican folklore."
    URL: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal (checked 2016-04)
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PhA -- Phoenix Award
PhH -- Phoenix Honor

    Country: United States
    Began: 1985
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: Children's Literature Association
    Quantity:

1 / year.

    Eligibility: Awarded to a book originally published in English twenty years previously that did not receive a major award at the time of its publication. Honor books may or may not be awarded. (2010 does not have an honor book.) 
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: February
    Date Awarded: Unknown
    Published in: The Phoenix Papers
    In honor of: The mythical creature that rises alive from its own ashes.
    URL: http://www.childlitassn.org/phoenix-award (checked 2016-04)
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PMLA -- Prime Minister's Literary Awards

    Country: Australia
    Began: 2010 for juvenile and YA. Award itself was inaugurated in 2008.
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
    Decided by: An appointed panel of book industry professionals.
    Quantity:

1 per year in young adult fiction category; 1 per year in juvenile fiction catelgory

    Eligibility: To be considered for the Awards, authors must be living Australian citizens and permanent residents. The works must have been first published in English, and first offered for general sale between 1 January and 31 December of the previous year. 2010 award is for book published in 2009.
    Awarded to: Australian Author and permanent resident of Australia
    Date Announced: Entries close in spring.
    Date Awarded: Late May. Shortlist announced in July. Awarded in fall.
    Published in:  
    In honor of: "The Prime Minister's Literary Awards celebrate the contribution of Australian literature to the nation's cultural and intellectual life. The awards, held annually, recognise literature's importance to our national identity, community and economy."
    URL: http://arts.gov.au/funding/awards/pmla/archive (checked 2016-04)
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PWP -- Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature

PWS -- Patricia Wrightson Prize Shortlist for Children's Literature

    Country: Australia
    Began: 1999
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: New South Wales Ministry for the Arts
    Decided by: New South Wales Ministry for the Arts
    Quantity:

1 per year

    Eligibility: The most distinguished contribution to literature for children adults published in the previous year. PWP 2004 is for books published in 2003. There is a shortlist of about 5 books per year.
    Awarded to: Australian Author
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded: Late May. Shortlist announced in late April.
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Australian children's author Patricia Wrightson (1921-2010).
    URL: http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/patricia-wrightson-prize-childrens-literature-0 (checked 2016-04)
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RCA -- Russell Clark Award

    Country: New Zealand
    Began: Established 1975, first awarded in 1978.
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
    Quantity:

 

    Eligibility: "New Zealand illustrator responsible for the most distinguished illustrations for a children's or young adult's book. Non-fiction as well as fiction titles are eligible."
    Awarded to: illustrator
    Date Announced: October
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.lianza.org.nz/lianza-russell-clark-illustration-award (checked 2016-04)
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RSA -- Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award

    Country: Canada
    Began: 1976. Split off into two awards (pictures and YA-fiction or Non-) in 1994. Previously the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, it was renamed in 2004 the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award.
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Ruth Schwartz Foundation and Ontario Arts Council
    Decided by: Canadian Booksellers Association (for initial nominees) and representative children (for winners)
    Quantity:

2, one for picture books, one for young adult/middle readers

    Eligibility: "Two awards are presented annually, one for picture books ($3,000) and one for young adult/middle readers ($2,000). The short list of books is selected by the Canadian Booksellers Association, and the winners are chosen by juries of school children, from a school selected by the Ontario Arts Council."
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: Shortlist announced in April. Winners announced in June.
    Date Awarded: June, at Children's Day Luncheon hosted by the Canadian Booksellers' Association
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Ruth Schwartz, a prominent bookseller in Toronto, and Sylvia Schwartz, her sister, who started the award in honor of Ruth.
    URL: http://www.arts.on.ca/Page1307.aspx (checked 2012-03-29)
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RSYP -- United Kingdom Royal Society Young People's Book Prize

    Country: United Kingdom
    Began: 1988
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by:
    Decided by: A panel of expert adult judges chooses a shortlist of six books, announced each May, before the winner is chosen by groups of young people in judging panels across the UK.
    Quantity:

1 winner, variable shortlist, longlist

    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: May
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/book-prizes/young-peoples-book-prize/ (checked 2016-04)
    Seal: n/a (checked 2016-04)
     
     

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SFHA -- Sid Fleischman Humor Award

    Country: United States
    Began: 2003
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
    Decided by: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
    Quantity:

1 / year.

    Eligibility: Authors whose work exemplifies the excellence of writing in the genre of humor, but who must be members of the SCBWI
    Awarded to: Authors
    Date Announced: April
    Date Awarded: July
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Author and magician Sid Fleischman, known for his humorous children's literature.
    URL: http://www.scbwi.org/awards/sid-fleischman-award/ (checked 2016-04)
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SmA -- Smarties

    Country: United Kingdom
    Began: 1985. In 2006, changed name from Nestle Smarties Book Prize to Nestle Children's Book Prize. 2007 is the last dated award because in 2008, Nestle left the award and it was ceased.
    Status: Inactive as of 2008
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Nestle, Administered by Book Trust
    Decided by: Shortlist decided by a panel of judges. Winners decided by children from the shortlist.
    Quantity:

1 gold winner for each category (three age categories: under 5, 6-8 and 9-11, submitted by publishers, and "awarded annually to a work of fiction or poetry for children written in English by a UK citizen, or an author resident in the UK in the year ending 31 October."

    Eligibility: 1 gold winner, but also a silver and bronze winner, which are not included in the database. Also a shortlist (not included).
    Awarded to: Authors and illustrators
    Date Announced: December
    Date Awarded:  
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    In honor of: Nestle, the sponsoring company
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SIBA -- Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
SIBH -- Robert F. Sibert Information Book Honor

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 2001
    Status:  
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Bound to Stay Bound Books
    Decided by: Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association
    Quantity:

1 winner annually for award

For honor books, the preferred number seems to be 3, though it varies (see below):
2001=4; 2002=3; 2003=4; 2004=1; 2005=3; 2006=1; 2007=3; 2008=2; 2009=2; 2010=3; 2011=2; 2012=4;

    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to: the US the author and illustrator (citizen or resident) of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year in the United States
    Date Announced: ALA Mid-Winter Conference (January/February)
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Robert F. Sibert, President of Bound to Stay Bound Books
    URL: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/sibertmedal/index.cfm (checked 2016-04)
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SODA --  Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

    Country: United States
    Began: 1982, but not awarded until 1984
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Scott O'Dell Foundation
    Decided by: An advosory committee
    Quantity: 1 winner annually
    Eligibility: Titles published in English for children or young adults by a U. S. publisher, and be set in the New World (North, Central, or South America) published in the previous year.
    Awarded to: authors
    Date Announced: Winter.
    Date Awarded: October
    Published in: Children's Books in Print, January-March Publisher's Weekly
    In honor of: American children's writer Scott O'Dell (1898-1989), well know for writing historical fiction for children.
    URL: http://www.scottodell.com/pages/scotto'dellawardforhistoricalfiction.aspx (checked 2016-04)
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SpurA --  Spur Award of the Western Writers of America
SpurF --  Spur Finalist of the Western Writers of America

    Country: United States
    Began: 1953
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Western Writers of America
    Decided by:
    Quantity: 2. 1 winner annually for "Best Western Juvenile Fiction" and 1 winner annually for "Best Western Juvenile Non-Fiction"
    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: March
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://westernwriters.org/spur-awards/ (checked 2016-04)
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SSLI -- Society of School Librarians International
SSLH -- Society of School Librarians International Honor

    Country: United States
    Began: 1985
    Status: Inactive. A gap in award-giving. from 2003-2004. Since 2005, they seem to be odd-years only. SUSPENDED per Steve Schwartz (President SSLI) since 2014.
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Society of School Librarians International
    Decided by: Seven committees, each with five members from SSLI, review and decide winners in seven categories. Winners of a year are drawn from Aug 1 of the previous year through July 31 of awarding year (Aug 1, 2001-July 31, 2002 the following year).
    Quantity:

7 (1 each in seven categories)

    Eligibility: books from ages K-12 (categories are divided by age) for books published anywhere in the world in the given time period. The honor books are not included in the database at this time.
    Awarded to: Authors
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded: November at annual conference
    Published in: Teacher Librarian
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.freewebs.com/societyofschoollibrarians/ (checked 2012-03-28)
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STA -- Sydney Taylor Award
STH -- Sydney Taylor Honor

    Country: United States of America
    Began: 1968. From 1968 to 1980, AJL selected a single award winner from among the novels and chapter books published each year for older children. In 1981, the Sydney Taylor Book Award began recognizing winners in two categories: a picture book or short informational book in the Younger Readers Category and a novel or longer nonfiction title in the Older Readers Category. In 1988, honor books were announced, and added to the database in 2011. In 2007, a teen cateogry was added, for a total of 3 categories.
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) 
    Decided by: Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) 
    Quantity: 3 awards / year. 1 award for younger readers; 1 award for older readers; 1 award for teen readers.
    Eligibility: For outstanding books that authentically portray the Jewish experience. The purpose of the Sydney Taylor Book Award is to encourage the publication of outstanding books of Jewish content for children, books that exemplify the highest literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.
    Awarded to: The authors of the most distinguished contributions to Jewish children's literature published in the preceeding year.
    Date Announced: January. From 1968 to 2004, the awards were named for the year in which the winners were published, not the year in which the award was presented. For example, the 2004 Sydney Taylor Book Award winner was published in 2004, yet the prize was awarded in 2005. In 2005, the dating system was changed to coordinate with that used by other major children’s book awards such as ALA’s Newbery and Caldecott Awards. From that time forth, the award was named for the year in which the prize was presented, for a book published during the previous year. Consequently, there is not STA 2006, but a gap from STA 2005 to STA 2007.
    Date Awarded: June each year at the AJL Annual Convention. 
    Published in: Children's Books in Print
    In honor of: American writer of children's books Sydney Taylor (1904-1978), most well known for her All-of-a-Kind Family series of books.
    URL: http://jewishlibraries.org/content.php?page=Sydney_Taylor_Book_Award (checked 2014-04)
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StoneA -- Stonewall Children and Young Adult Literature Award
StoneH -- Stonewall Children and Young Adult Literature Honor

    Country: United States
    Began: 2010 (for Children and Young Adult Award)
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: GLBT Round Table, a division of the American Library Association (ALA)
    Decided by: A committee of the GLBT Round Table
    Quantity:

1 winner/1 or more finalists

    Eligibility: "English-language works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience."
    Awarded to: author
    Date Announced: ALA Midwinter conference (usually January)
    Date Awarded: ALA annual (usually June)
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.ala.org/glbtrt/award (checked 2016-04)
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TBYA -- Ten Best Books for Young Adults

    Country: United States
    Began: 1966
    Status: Inactive--Became "Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults" (TFYA) after 2010 list
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: American Library Association
    Decided by: YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Committee
    Quantity:

10 / year. A small group award for the best ten books to appear on the much larger list, Best Books for Young Adults (). A list of the best ten books in the Best Books for Young Adults list of fiction and non-fiction titles that are recommended for ages 12-18 published between September 1 and December 31 of the following year.

    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: Jan-Feb at ALA Mid-Winter Convention Winner is announced late in March.
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in: March issue of School Library Journal
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/bestbooksya/09topten.cfm
(checked 2010-02-23)
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TDC -- TD Canadian Children's Literature Award

    Country: Canada
    Began: 2004
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually.
    Sponsored by: TD Bank Financial Group
    Decided by: 5 judges for English award and 5 judges for French award, selected by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.
    Quantity:

1/year

    Eligibility: Only to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Book may by any genre for children ages 1-12, published first in Canada where author is Canadian citizen, or author and illustrator are Canadian citizens if a picture book. Prize is $25,000. Both French-language and English-language books are awarded (though only English-language books are in DAWCL). Only individual book to be considered
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: November. Award for 1998 is announced in 1998 for book published in 1998.
    Date Awarded: November Awards Gala of the Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC)
    Published in: Canadian Children’s Book News
    In honor of: TD Bank Financial Group
    URL: https://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/td-canadian-childrens-literature-award/ (checked 2016-04)
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TRA -- Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award

    Country: United States
    Began: 1995
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Texas State University, San Marcos
    Decided by: Finalists chosen by a regional committee at Texas State University, San Marcos. Finalist are sent to the National Committee of Mexican American Literature for final determination of winner.
    Quantity:

1 / year. The "Works for Younger Children" and the "Works for Older Children" are awarded on alternate years.

    Eligibility: A book, fiction or non-fiction, published for the first time in the calendar year. It is awarded to the author/illustrator of "the most distinguished books for children and young adults that authentically reflects the lives and experiences of Mexican Americans in the United States." Award is $3000, to be shared if author and illustrator differ, and certificate with the award seal. More information on criteria.
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: June
    Date Awarded: June 2008 will announce for books publishhed 2007 and will be TRA 2007. (Because of dating, this award always seems late and out of date.)
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Tomas Rivera, Chancellor of the University of California, Riverside in 1979, who was also a poet and creative writer and scholar of romance languages and literature.
    URL: http://riverabookaward.org/ (checked 2015-08)
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TSGA -- Theodore Seuss Geisel Award
TSGH -- Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor

    Country: United States
    Began: 2004, but first awarded in 2006
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: American Library Association -- Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
    Decided by: American Library Association -- Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
    Quantity:

1 award / year. So far, 3-4 honors / year.

    Eligibility: beginning reader (easy reader) published in the United States in the preceding year. The award is to recognize the author(s) and illustrator(s) of a beginning reader book who demonstrate great creativity and imagination in his/her/their literary and artistic achievements to engage children in reading.
    Awarded to: Author and illustrator
    Date Announced: January at the ALA Mid-winter confernece
    Date Awarded: June at the ALA annual conference
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Theodore Geisel (1904-1991), a.k.a Dr. Seuss, who virtually invented the easy reader with the 1957 publication of The Cat in the Hat.
    URL: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geiselaward (checked 2010-02-26)
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TVSB -- Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award

    Country: United States
    Began: 1978, named Tennessee Children's Choice Book Award
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Tennessee Library Association and the Tennessee Association of School Librarians
    Decided by:  
    Quantity:

In 1992, the structure was modified to reflect what it is today: three awards, one for primary grades, one for
intermediate grades, and one for young adult (YA) readers. For 2012-2013 VSBA lists, the
divisions will again be changed to the following divisions: PreK-2 (Primary), Grades 3-5
(Elementary), Grades 6-8 (Middle School), and Grades 9-12 (High School).

    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced:  
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of:  
    URL: http://www.tasltn.org/vsba (checked 2015-05-29)
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WAWA -- William Allen White Award

    Country: United States
    Began: 1952, by Emporia State University and Ruth Garver Gagliardo
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: In part by the Trusler Foundation
    Decided by: the Book Selection Committee which includes representatives from educational institutions in Kansas as well as Kansas educational and professional organizations concerned with children
    Quantity:

2 / year. (1 is 3rd- through 5th-grade category; 1 is 6th- through 8th-grade category.)

    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: Voting takes place in February. Winner is announced late in March.
    Date Awarded:  
    Published in:  
    In honor of: American newspaper editor, William Allen White (1868-1944).
    URL: http://www.emporia.edu/libsv/wawbookaward/ (checked 2012-03-28)
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WCBY -- Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award

    Country: United Kingdom
    Began: 1972
    Status: Inactive. Renamed to the Costa Book Award in 2006.
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Whitbread Breweries
    Decided by: Booksellers Association of Great Britain and Ireland
    Quantity:

 

    Eligibility: well-written, enjoyable book for children of seven and up, written by a British author
    Awarded to: Author
    Date Announced: January for book published in previous year
    Date Awarded: January
    Published in:  
    In honor of: Sponsor
    URL: http://www.whitbread-bookawards.co.uk/
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WRAA -- E. B. White Read-Aloud Award

    Country: United States
    Began: 2004
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: American Booksellers Association
    Decided by: Voted by American, independent booksellers
    Quantity: 1 winner with honor books
    Eligibility:  
    Awarded to:  
    Date Announced: April
    Date Awarded: BookExpo America
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    In honor of:  
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YAENA -- YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award
YAENF -- YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist

    Country: United States
    Began: 2010
    Status: Active
    Frequency: Annually
    Sponsored by: Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA)
    Decided by: A committee of YALSA
    Quantity:

1 winner/1 or more finalists

    Eligibility: "honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a November 1 - October 31 publishing year"
    Awarded to: author
    Date Announced: ALA Midwinter conference (usually January)
    Date Awarded: ALA annual (usually June)
    Published in:  
    In honor of: YALSA division of ALA
    URL: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/nonfiction (checked 2015-08)
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