Notable Book Awards

Pura Belpre Awards - presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience.

Caldecott Medal - awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Award - presented to authors and illustrators of African descent whose distinguished books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream."

Newbery Medal - awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Scott O’Dell Award - annual award to a children's or young adult book for distinguished work in historical fiction set in the New World (i.e., North, Central, or South America)

Robert F. Sibert Information Award - awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year.

Texas Library Association Reading Lists: Expertly curated reading lists and programs for ages 2 – 102 from fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels, to picture books, bilingual and multicultural lists.