"The purpose of this database is to create a tailored reading list of quality children's literature or to find out if a book has won one of the 84 indexed awards."
There are a multitude of different awards that recognize outstanding literature for kids and teens. Below are links to some of the most prestigious awards and links to a few sites with comprehensive book award informtion.
"The purpose of the Georgia Children's Book Awards is to foster a love of reading in the children of Georgia, and to introduce them to books of literary excellence. The award is given in two categories – picture books and middle grade novels."
"The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."
"The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children."
"Given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions, the Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the rea
"The Pura Belpré Award is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth."