Award Winning Books for Children
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.
|Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
In 1982, Scott O'Dell established the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction to encourage other writers--particularly new authors--to focus on historical fiction. He hoped in this way to increase the interest of young readers in the historical background that has helped to shape their country and their world.
|Beehive Award for Children's Literature
The Children's Literature Association of Utah (CLAU) is a volunteer organization that sponsors book awards that motivate reading. Annual awards are given in 5 catagories, including the Utah Children's Book Award. Winners are chosen from the nominated books by the young readers of Utah, who vote for their favorites.