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Coretta Scott King Awards

The Coretta Scott King Awards recognize an African-American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults that demonstrate sensitivity to "the true worth and value of all beings." The Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award is presented to a writer and/or illustrator at the beginning of their career as a published children's book creator.

Coretta Scott King Award Winners 1970-2023

Coretta Scott King Medal Winners Poster 1970-2023

Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award, 2023

Author: We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds

Illustrator: Choosing Brave by Angela Joy

Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Claudette McLinn

Pura Belpré Award

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.

Pura Belpré Children's Author Awards

Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Awards

Pura Belpré Illustrator Award, 2023

Pura Belpré Author 1996 - 2023

Pura Belpré Illustrator 1996 - 2023

Michael L. Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award is presented to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

Michael L. Printz Award, 2023


All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir


Scout's Honor by Lily Anderson

Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei

When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb

Queer Ducks (and Other Animals) by Eliot Schrefer

Robert F. Sibert Award

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished informational book published in the English language during the preceding year.

Robert F. Sibert Informational Award, 2023


Seen and Unseen by Elizabeth Partridge


Choosing Brave by Angela Joy

A Seed Grows by Antoinette Portis

Sweet Justice by Mara Rockliff

The Tower of Life by Chana Stiefel

Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. Three awards are given annually in each of the following categories: birth through grade school, middle school, and teens.

Schneider Family Book Award, 2023

WINNER - Children's

Listen by Shannon Stocker


In the Blue by Erin Hourigan

When The Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb

WINNER - Middle School

Wildoak by C.C. Harrington


Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd

Honestly Elliott by Gillian McDunn


The Words We Keep by Erin Stewart


Breathe and Count Back From Ten by Natalia Sylvester

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished contribution to beginning reader books published in the United States during the preceding year.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, 2023


I Did It by Michael Emberley


Fish and Wave by Sergio Ruzzier

Gigi and Ojiji by Melissa Iwai

Owl and Penguin by Vikram Madan

A Seed Grows by Antoinette Portis

Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook


Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds

The Honeys by Ryan La Sala


The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett

Demon in the Wood Graphic Novel by Leigh Bardugo

Inheritance by Elizabeth Acevdedo

The First Helping (Lunch Lady Book 1 & 2) by Jarrett Krosoczka

Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

The Mildred L. Batchelder Award honors an outstanding children's book translated from a foreign language and subsequently published in the United States.

Mildred L. Batchelder, 2023


Just a Girl by Lia Levi


Different by Monica Montanes

Dragonfly Eyes by Cao Wenxuan

Joao by a Thread by Roger Mello

Children's Literacy Legacy Award

Administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The award, a bronze medal, honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. The award is presented every two years.


James E. Ransome Collection by James E. Ransome

Margaret A. Edwards Award

The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.


Jason Reynolds Collection by Jason Reynolds

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

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.

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, 2023

WINNER - Picture Book

From the Tops of the Trees by Kao Kalia Yang


Nana, Nenek & Nina by Liza Ferneyhough

WINNER - Children's Literature

Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa Lee


Troublemaker by John Cho

WINNER - Young Adult Literature

Hiamawari House by Harmony Becker


The Silence That Binds Us by Joanna Ho

Sydney Taylor Award

The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries since 1968, the award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature. Gold medals are presented in three categories: Younger Readers, Older Readers, and Teen Readers. Honor Books are awarded silver medals, and Notable Books are named in each category.

Sydney Taylor Award, 2023

WINNER - Younger Readers

The Tower of Life by Chana Stiefel


Big Dreams Small Fish by Paula Cohen

The Very Best Sukkah by Shoshana Nambi

Sitting Shiva by Erin Silver

WINNER - Older Readers

Aviva vs the Dybbuk by Mari Lowe


Honey & Me by Meira Drazin

Black Bird, Blue Road by Sofiya Pasternack

Ellen Outside The Lines by A.J. Sass

WINNER - Teen Readers

When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb


My Fine Fellow by Jennieke Cohen

Some Kind of Hate by Sarah Littman

Eight Nights of Flirting by Hannah Reynolds