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Children's Literature: Awards

A guide to resources in children's literature.

Children's Book Awards from the American Library Association (ALA)

International Awards

Harris Finds His Feet by Catherine Rayner: Book Cover     2009 Kate Greenaway Award  (Great Britain)

Other Children's Literature Awards

Each year, teachers, librarians, and associations such as the National Council of Social Studies and the National Science Teachers Association  review books published in the previous year to select the best ones. Here are some of the top awards.



  2010 Winners of the Kentucky Bluegrass Award


Peter Spit a Seed at Sue by Jackie French Koller: Book Cover Peter Spit a Seed at Sue by Jackie French Koller, selected by K-2 grade readers.

Swindle by Gordon Korman: Book Cover Swindle by Gordon Korman, selected by 3-5 grade readers.


* The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, selected by 6-8 grade readers.


The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1) by Suzanne Collins: Book CoverThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, selected by 9-12 grade readers.