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Building Block Award

Honors a picture book voted most popular by preschool children in Missouri's public libraries.

Building Block Award-2016 nominees
Building Block Award-past nominees
Building Block Award-past winners

The Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award, administered by the Youth Services Community of Interest of MLA, is presented annually to the author and illustrator of the picture book voted most popular by preschool children in Missouri's public libraries. Designed to encourage reading aloud to children from birth through kindergarten age, the award was first given in 1996. Parents and other caregivers are encouraged to read aloud to children from a list of ten titles selected annually by a group of Missouri children's librarians. The official website also provides access to colorful posters, bookmarks, activity sheets, and a manual of great ideas add to the fun.

 
 

Show Me Readers Award

Honors a picture book voted most popular by children grades 1-3 in Missouri's public schools.

Show Me Award 2017-2018 final nominees
Show Me Award 2015-2016-nominees
Show Me Award-past winners

The purpose of the Show Me Readers Award is to promote literature, literacy, and reading in Missouri elementary schools for grades one through three and to promote recognition of authors and illustrators of books that are favorites of Missouri children in these grades.

Mark Twain Award

Annually honors a chapter book voted most popular by children grades 4-6 in Missouri's public schools.

Mark Twain Award 2017-2018 nominees
Mark Twain Award 2016-2017 final nominees
Mark Twain Award-past winners

The purpose of the Mark Twain Award is to provide children of Missouri with a recommended reading list of literature that will enrich their lives.


Truman Readers Award

Annually honors a chapter book voted most popular by children grades 6-8 in Missouri's public schools.

Truman Award 2017-2018 nominees
Truman Award 2015-2016 winners
Truman Award-2015-2016 nominees
Truman Award-2014-2015 winners
Truman Award-past winners

The Truman Readers Award encourages students in the early teen years to express their unique voice through exploring new literary genres, communicating with their peers about young adult literature, and honoring authors writing for young teens.



Caldecott Medal

Annually honors a picture book with the most distinguished illustrations.

Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 1938-present

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. 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.

Newbery Medal

Annually honors a chapter book with the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Newbery Medal & Honor Books, 1922-present

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. 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.

Sibert Medal

Annually honors the most distinguished informational book for children.

Robert F Sibert Medal & Honor Books, 2001-present

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 preceding year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois. ALSC administers the award.


(Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award

Annually honors the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.

(Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award, 2016
(Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award winners 2006-present

The Theodor Seuss 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. The winner(s) are recognized for their literary and artistic achievements that demonstrate creativity and imagination to engage children in reading.The award is named for the world-renowned children’s author, Theodor Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss.


Wilder Medal

Biennially honors an author that has made a substantial and lasting contribution over the years to American literature for children.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, 2016 winner
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner, 1954-present

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award was first given to its namesake in 1954. It 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. Between 1960 and 1980, the Wilder Award was given every five years. From 1980 to 2001, it was awarded every three years. Beginning in 2001, it has been awarded every two years.

Odyssey Award

Annually honors the best audiobook produced for children.

Odyssey Award winner & honor recordings

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. The poems comprising Homer's "The Odyssey" were originally told and retold in the oral tradition, hence the name for this award. The Odyssey Award allows us to return to the ancient roots of storytelling, while living in our modern world.


Batchelder Award

Annually honors the most outstanding book for children translated into English from another language.


Batchelder Award winners, 1968-present

This award honors Mildred L. Batchelder, a former executive director of the Association for Library Service to Children, a believer in the importance of good books for children in translation from all parts of the world.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.

 
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