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Alex Awards
  • The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
Amazing Audio Books for Young Adults
  • Each year, YALSA's Amazing Audiobooks committee selects and annotates an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years.
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.
Buckeye Book Award
  • The Buckeye Children's Book Award program is designed to encourage children in Ohio to read literature critically, to promote teacher & librarian involvement in children's literature programs, and to commend authors of such literature.
Canadian Children's Award Index
  • An index of over 100 Canadian awards for children's literature.
Caldecott Medal
  • It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Coretta Scott King Award
  • The Award is given to an African American author and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions. The Coretta Scott King Book Award titles promote understanding and appreciation ofthe culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream of a pluralistic society.
Fabulous Films for Young Adults
  • Each year, the Fabulous Films for Young Adults committee selects a list of films around a theme that will appeal to young adults in a variety of library settings.
Great Graphic Novels for Teens
  • Great Graphic Novels for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
  • The Wilder Award 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.
Margaret A. Edwards
  • 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.
Michael L. Printz Award
  • The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
Mildred L. Batchelder Award
  • The Batchelder Award is a citation awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a language other than English in a country otherthan the United States, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.
NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding NonFiction for Children
  • NCTE, through the Committee on the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, has established an annual award for promoting and recognizing excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children.
Newbery Medal
  • It 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.
Odyssey Award
  • 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.
Outstanding Books for the College Bound
  • The books on this list offer opportunities to discover new ideas, and provide an introduction to the fascinating variety of subjects within an academic discipline. Readers will gain an understanding of our diverseworld and build a foundation to deepen their response to that world.
Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
  • Each year, the Popular Paperbacks committee creates lists of books to encourage young adults to read for pleasure. The lists of popular or topical titles are widely available in paperback and represent a broadvariety of accessible themes and genres.
Pura Belpre Award
  • The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library.
Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
  • Select a link below to view the full annotated Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers lists.
Robert F. Sibert Award
  • The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the precedingyear.
Theodore Geisel Award
  • The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

Authors
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Arnold, Tedd
Asch, Frank *
Avi
B
Berenstain, Jan and Stan
Brett, Jan
C
Canyon, Jeanette and Christopher
Carle, Eric
Cochran, Jean
Cronin, Doreen
D
deGroat, Diane
DePaola, Tomie
E
F
Frazee, Marla
G
George, Jean Craighead
H
I
J
K
L
M
Munsch, Robert
Morrison, Toni
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
Wells, Rosemary
Weisner, David
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Y
Z
Illustrators
Picture Book Artists