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Children's and YA Literature: Find Awards & Best Sellers


Americas Book Award
Recognizes US works of fiction or non-fiction that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the US 

Caldecott Medal
In honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott; awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American children's picture book

Coretta Scott King Award
African American authors and illustrators for inspirational and educational works; understanding and appreciation of all cultures; contribution to the American dream

Hans Christian Andersen Awards
Awarded biennially by IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution 

Jane Addams Children's Book Awards 
For children's excellent books that effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and races

Lambda Literary Awards
Awarded to the finest lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans literature available in the United States (look for children/young adult awards)

Michael L. Printz Award
Book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature; named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian

National Science Teaching of America Outstanding books, chosen by a book review panel appointed by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council

American Indian Youth Literature Award
Identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians

Newbery Medal
Named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery; awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children

Orbis Pictus
Promote and recognize excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children; chosen by the National Council of Teachers of English 

Pura Belpre´ Award
Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in literature for children and youth

Schneider Family Book Award
Honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences

Best Sellers

Amazon Children’s Books
List can be further categorized by type

Publishers Weekly Children's Bestsellers List 
Updated monthly; scroll to children’s list for  bestselling picture books, and children’s fiction.