The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children's and young adult literature. Winners are selected in 3 categories:
Fiction and Poetry
The winning titles must be published in the United States but they may be written or illustrated by citizens of any country. The awards are chosen by an independent panel of 3 judges who are annually appointed by the Editor of the Horn Book.
John Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medalis given by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
New York Times Best Sellers for Children's Picture Books
The New York Times Best Sellers for Children's Picture Booksis a weekly chart that tracks the week's best-selling books in the United States. Unlike some subsequent lists of best sellers, the New York Times list is not based upon total sales figures, but instead upon surveys of a selected sample of retail booksellers.
Pura Belpre Award
The Belpre Medal Award is given by the American Library Association and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA) to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
Randolph Caldecott Medal
The Caldecott Medal is given by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award
The Sibert Medal is given by the American Library Association to the author (including co-authors and author-illustrators) of the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year.
Schneider Family Book Award
The Schneider Family Book Award, overseen by the American Library Association, awards an author or illustrator who embodies the disability experience for children and young adult audiences.
Sunshine State Young Readers Award
For grades three (3) through eight (8), the Sunshine State Young Readers Award looks to promote independent reading. The books are selected based on “their wide appeal literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation.”