Medal winners and honor books chosen by the American Library Association.
The Newbery Medal is presented annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards
These awards are presented annually to honor African American authors and illustrators who create outstanding books for children and young adults.
Pura Belpré Author and Illustrator Awards
The Pura Belpré Award is awarded annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature.
A committee of the Association for Library Sevice to Children (ALSC) identifies annually the best in children's books.