Below is a list of book awards from various countries.
New Zealand awards
LIANZA Children's Book Awards — awards to encourage and promote the work of New Zealand children's authors
Ockham New Zealand Book Awards — seeks to identify the best adult books written by New Zealanders in four categories: poetry, fiction, illustrated non-fiction and general non-fiction
New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults — recognises the best books for children and teenagers published annually in New Zealand
United Kingdom awards
Blue Peter Book Award — celebrates authors and illustrators with awards for Best Story (fiction) and Best Book with Facts (non-fiction)
Branford Boase Award — an opportunity for new writers and their editors to be recognised for their contribution to literature for children aged 7 and above
The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenway Children’s Book Awards — one of the oldest and most distinguished awards for children’s literature, where books are nominated by librarians who are constantly in contact with books and children
CLiPPA Poetry Award — sponsored by Travelling Books and launched by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, this award brings into prominence children’s poetry books
Costa Children’s Award — formerly the Whitbread Book Awards, this award recognises the most pleasurable books written by authors based in the UK and Ireland
The Guardian Children’s Fiction Award — conferred upon the author of a fiction book written for children or young adults, this award sponsored by The Guardian can be won only once in the lifetime of the author
The Red House Children’s Book Award — this award is entirely voted for by children, with 3 categories: books for younger children, books for younger readers, and books for older readers
Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize — publishers across the UK submit their best books that communicate science to young people up to the age of 14 to a judging panel of young people from schools and youth groups around the country
The American Library Association (ALA) Awards include a variety of annual awards:
- Alex Awards — given to 10 books written for adults that will appeal to readers between the ages of 12 and 18
- Asian Pacific Awards for Literature — recognises a picture book and a youth literature award to promote Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage
- Coretta Scott King Award — named after Coretta Scott King, the wife of Martin Luther King Jr, and presented to an African-American author and illustrator of books that reflect and acclaim African American culture and universal values
- John Newbery Medal — awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
- Printz Award — awarded for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature
- Randolph Caldecott Medal — presented to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book published the previous year
Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards — conferred annually by The Horn Book and The Boston Globe, this award honours the best in the field of children’s and young adult’s literature. Its categories are picture book, fiction and poetry, and non-fiction.
National Book Awards — is an American award presented by the National Book Foundation. A panel of 20 judges selects a book for 4 categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young people’s literature.
CBCA Book of the Year — annual book awards from the Children’s Book Council of Australia to promote children's books of high literary and artistic quality
Inky Awards — young adult literature awards run by the State Library of Victoria where the titles are selected by young adults and voting takes place online on the Inside a Dog website
Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award — this award for distinguished illustration is presented for books suitable for children up to the age of 12. The illustrator has to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award — is presented annually and is the largest international children’s and young adult award of the year. It can be presented to a single author or several authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters from any nation in the world.
Hans Christian Andersen Award — is presented every 2 years to a living author and illustrator who has made a remarkable and continuous contribution to children’s literature.
Young Readers’ Choice Award (United States and Canada) — titles for this award are nominated and winners are selected by children, teachers, parents and librarians. The 3 categories are junior division, intermediate division and senior division.