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For Kids

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Award Winners

  • Bluestem Award: Grades Three–Five Readers’ Choice Award for Illinois.

  • Caldecott Medal: Awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

  • Children’s Choice Award: The only national book awards program where the winners are selected by kids and teens of all ages.

  • Coretta Scott King AwardGiven annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

  • Eisner Awards: One of the major awards for graphic novels and comic books.

  • Golden Kite AwardThe only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers.

  • Hans Christian Andersen AwardThe highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books.

  • Harvey Awards: Another major award for graphic novels and comic books.

  • Horn Book AwardAmong the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature.

  • Jefferson Cup AwardFor quality writing of United States history, biography and historical fiction for young people, and to recognize authors in these disciplines.

  • Monarch Award: Kindergarten–Grade Three Readers’ Choice Award for Illinois.

  • Nebula Awards: The other major science fiction award; awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

  • Newbery MedalThe most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

  • Pura Belpré AwardPresented 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 for children and youth.

  • Rebecca Caudill Award: Grades Four–Eight Readers’ Choice Award for Illinois.

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Award Winners

  • Abraham Lincoln Award: Grades Nine–Twelve Readers’ Choice Award for Illinois.

  • Children’s Choice Award: The only national book awards program where the winners are selected by kids and teens of all ages.

  • Edgar Awards: Given annually by the Mystery Writers of America.

  • Eisner Awards: One of the major awards for graphic novels and comic books.

  • Golden Kite AwardThe only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers.

  • Harvey Awards: Another major award for graphic novels and comic books.

  • Horn Book AwardAmong the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature.

  • Lodestar Award:  An award given annually to a book published for young adult readers in the field of science fiction or fantasy.

  • Margaret A. Edwards Award:  Honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.

  • National Book Award: Includes awards for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature.

  • Nebula Awards: The other major science fiction award; awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

  • Rita Awards: Given annually by the Romance Writers of America.

  • Spur Awards: Given annually by the Western Writers of America.

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Award Winners

  • Dagger Awards: Given annually by the Crime Writers Association, which is based in the United Kingdom.

  • Edgar Awards: Given annually by the Mystery Writers of America.

  • Eisner Awards: One of the major awards for graphic novels and comic books.

  • Harvey Awards: Another major award for graphic novels and comic books.

  • Hugo Awards: One of the major science fiction awards, selected by members of The World Science Fiction Convention.

  • Man Booker Prize: The United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary prize.

  • National Book Award: Includes awards for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature

  • National Book Critics Circle Award: Includes awards for fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, biography and criticism.

  • Nebula Awards: The other major science fiction award; awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

  • Nobel Prize in Literature: The world’s most prestigious literary prize.

  • Pulitzer Prize: Includes awards for fiction, drama, history, biography, poetry, and general nonfiction.

  • Rita Awards: Given annually by the Romance Writers of America.

  • Spur Awards: Given annually by the Western Writers of America.

  • World Fantasy Award: The most coveted award for fantastic literature, presented at the World Fantasy Convention.

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