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Awards and Reviewing Agencies

Perma-Bound is proud to offer a variety of resources to help you analyze books. Through our Advanced Search options you can search for books based upon whether or not a specific reviewing agency has reviewed the work and/or if it has been the receipt of certain national/international awards. This page provides a brief description of many of those awards as well as a listing of the reviewing agencies from which we have review information.

Awards

The following is a listing of the awards, with descriptions for most taken or adapted from the award administrator's website or other publications, which we have notations for in our online catalog. You can use our Advanced Search feature or refine your search results using these awards, located under Reviewing Agencies/Awards. You can also see a listing of all items that have won a particular award (or a combination of awards) by leaving the Narrow By text field blank on the Advanced Search and only selecting the award(s) for which you want to search.

Many of the awards listed below are administered by the American Library Association; view our ALA awards page, which highlights certain of these awards' current recipients.

ALA/YALSA Best Books For Young Adults
Through 2010, The Best Books for Young Adults committee each year selected and annotated a list of significant adult and young adult books, as well as chooses a list of top ten titles from the full list. It is a general list of fiction and nonfiction titles selected for their proven or potential appeal to the personal reading tastes of the young adult. Best Books for Young Adults evolved into Best Fiction for Young Adults after the 2010 BBYA list was published. Click here to search our catalog for recipients.

ALA/YALSA Quick Picks For Reluctant Readers
The Quick Picks list suggests books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read. Click here to search our catalog for recipients.

Caldecott Award & Honor
The Caldecott Medal is presented to the most distinguished American picture book for children. Click to search our catalog for recipientssearch our catalog for Award Winners, or search our catalog for Honors recipients.

Coretta Scott King Award & Honor Author and Illustrator
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. Click to search our catalog for recipientssearch our catalog for Award Winners, or search our catalog for Honors recipients.

ILA Children's Choice Award
The ILA Children's Choice Award is presented by the International Reading Association. A reading list with a twist! Children themselves evaluate the books and write reviews of their favorites. Since 1974, Children's Choice have been a trusted source of book recommendations used by teachers, librarians, parents and children themselves. Click here to search our catalog for recipients.

ILA Teacher's Choice Award
The ILA Teacher's Choice Award is presented by the International Reading Association. Since 1989, the Teachers' Choice project has developed an annual annotated reading list of new books that will encourage young people to read. These are books that kids will enjoy and that contribute to learning across the curriculum. Click here to search our catalog for recipients.

ILA Young Adult's Choice Award
The ILA Young Adult's Choice Award is presented by the International Reading Association. Since 1987, the Young Adults' Choice project has developed an annual list of new books that will encourage adolescents to read. The books are selected by the readers themselves, so they are bound to be popular with middle and secondary school students. The reading list is a trusted source of book recommendations, used by adolescents, their parents, teachers, and librarians. Click here to search our catalog for recipients.

John Steptoe Award For New Talent
The award is established to affirm new talent and to offer visibility to excellence in writing and/or illustration which otherwise might be formally unacknowledged within a given year within the structure of the two awards given annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the American Library Association. Click here to search our catalog for recipients.

Newbery Medal & Honor
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. Click to search our catalog for recipientssearch our catalog for Medal Winners, or search our catalog for Honors recipients.

National Book Award
The National Book Awards recognizes the best of American literature, raising the cultural appreciation of great writing in the country. Awards are given in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature. Click here to search our catalog for recipients.

National Council For Social Studies Notable Children's Trade Book In The Field Of Social Studies
The books that appear in these annotated book lists were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC). NCSS and CBC have cooperated on this annual bibliography since 1972. Books selected for this bibliography are written primarily for children in grades K-8. 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. Each book is read by several reviewers, and books are included on the list by committee assent; annotations do not necessarily reflect the judgment of the entire committee. Click here to search our catalog for recipients.

National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Books
Reading science trade books is the perfect way for students to build literacy skills while learning science content. The books that appear in these lists were selected as outstanding children's science trade books. They were chosen by a 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 joined forces on this bibliographic project since 1973, when the list was known as Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children and was primarily targeted at grades K through 8. Beginning in 2002, the list has been expanded to include high school as well. Click here to search our catalog for recipients.

Michael L. Printz Award & Honor
The Michael L. Printz Award is presented to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. Click to search our catalog for recipientssearch our catalog for Award Winners, or search our catalog for Honors recipients.

Odyssey Award (Applies only to Audiobooks)
This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States. Click here to search our catalog for recipients.

Pura Belpre Award & Honor Author and Illustrator
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. Click to search our catalog for recipientssearch our catalog for Award Winners, or search our catalog for Honors recipients.

Pulitzer Prize
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Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal & Honor
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. Click to search our catalog for recipientssearch our catalog for Medal Winners, or search our catalog for Honors recipients.

Schneider Family Book Award & Honor
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 annual awards are given annually in each of the following categories: birth through grade school, middle school and teens. Click here to search our catalog for recipients.

Theodore Seuss Geisel Award & Honor
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. Click here to search our catalog for recipients.

William C. Morris Debut YA Award
The William C. Morris Award honors a book written for young adults by a first-time, previously unpublished author. Click here to search our catalog for recipients.

Reviewing Agencies

The following is a list of those reviewing agencies which Perma-Bound receives information on reviewed titles and/or receives full text reviews (indicated by  ).

  • Booklist
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
  • Horn Book
  • Kirkus
  • Library Journal
  • Publisher's Weekly
  • Science Books & Films
  • School Library Journal
  • VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates
  • Wilson's Children's Catalog
  • Wilson's High School Catalog
  • Wilson's Junior High Catalog