Boston Globe-Horn Book Award: "excellence in children's literature for children and young adults."
Caldecott Medal: "most distinguished American picture book for children"
California Young Reader Medal Award: " picture books and fiction books selected by vote of California schoolchildren"
Children's Notable List: "the best of the best in children's books, recordings, and digital media."
Coretta Scott King: African-American author and illustrator
Eureka Nonfiction Award: "to celebrate and honor nonfiction children's books"
Geisel: Award: beginning reader book
Newbery Medal: "most outstanding contribution to children's literature"
Pura Belpre : Latino writer and illustrator "whose children's books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience"
Schneider Family Book Awards: "books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience"
Robert F. Sibert Award: "author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United Sates"
Stonewall : "exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience"