The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books. Every other year IBBY presents the Andersen Award to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature.
The Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada’s Information Book Award is given annually to a book that arouses interest, stimulates curiosity, captures the imagination, and fosters concern for the world around us.
Beginning in 2014, creators of the First Nation Communities Read title selected annually for community based
reading across Canada will receive additional recognition as recipients of the Aboriginal Literature Award.
Vicky Metcalf created this award in 1963 to stimulate the writing of literature for Canadian children. She held a passion for storytelling and published several children’s books. The prize has been administered by the Writers’ Trust since 2002.
The Aesop Prize and Aesop Accolades are conferred annually by the Children’s Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society upon English language books for children and young adults, both fiction and nonfiction. Nominated books, which must be published in the year of the deadline or the year before,
CLASP founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use.
The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.
The Cook Prize honors the best science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) picture book published for children aged eight to ten. It is the only national children's choice award honoring a STEM book.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given 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.
The Jane Addams Children's Book Awards are given annually to the children's books published the preceding year that effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races as well as meeting conventional standards for excellence.
Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Judges are published writers who are known to be doing great work in their genre or field, and in some cases, are past NBA Finalists or Winners.
Goodreads is social networking for book lovers! It is one of the most popular sites for readers, and the Goodreads app allows users to access the same functions and features in the convenience of an app. Readers can add and track their own books and reading selections, and the app also includes a barcode scanner to allow users to easily add books to their lists.
Library Thing provides more than just a way to catalog books. It also provides information on what titles are most popular. The "Groups" section is particularly useful and provides materials commonly read for those who enjoy young adult or children's literature (as well as a variety of other interests and topics).