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Australian Children's Book of the Year 1946   The Guardian Children's Fiction Award (UK) 1967
Book of the Year: Older Readers   Hans Christian Andersen Award 1956
Book of the Year: Younger Readers   John Newbery Medal (USA) 1922
Book of the Year: Early Childhood

Booktrust Teenage Prize (UK) 2003-
  Kate Greenaway Medal (UK) 1956

Picture Book of the Year
  KOALA 1987 -
Kids Own Australian Literature Award
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books   KROC 1990 -
Kids Reading Oz Choice
Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature 1987   Kurt Maschler Award (UK) 1982
Australian Multicultural Children's Literature Award 1991-1995   Margaret Mahy Lecture Award (NZ) 1991
Aurealis Awards 1995   Michael L. Printz Award
BILBY 1991 - Books I Love Best Yearly   Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (UK) 1985
The Blue Peter Awards (UK) 2000   NSW Premier's Literary Awards 1998
Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (USA) 1967   New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards (NZ) 1982
Caldecott Medal (USA) 1938   NZLIA Young People's Nonfiction Award (NZ) 1986
Carnegie Medal (UK) 1937   Queensland Premier's Literary Award 1999
Children's Peace Literature Award 1987   Russell Clark Award 1978
COOL Award 1991 -
Canberra's Own Outstanding List Award
  Signal Poetry Award (UK) 1979
The Crichton Award 1988   Te Kura Pounamu Award (NZ) 1995
CROW Award 1991   Times Educational Supplement Information Book Award (UK)

The Inkys (Australia) 2007-
CYBER Award 1999 -
Children's Yearly Best Ever Reads
 
Tom Fitzgibbon Award (NZ) 1996
Dymocks Children's Choice Awards 1999   Victorian Premier's Literary Award 1985
Environment Award for Children's Literature 1995   WAYRBA 1980
Esther Glen Award (NZ) 1945   Western Australian Premier's Book Awards 1990
Gaelyn Gordon Award 1999   Whitbread Book Awards (UK) 1971
Governor-General's Awards for Children's Literature (Canada) 1975   Whitley Awards 1979
    YABBA 1986

Australian Children's Book of the Year 1946 -
Presented annually by the Children's Book Council of Australia since 1946. There was a single category until 1952 - there are now five categories. Awards are for books written in the previous year by an Australian citizen. The Judges assess entries primarily for literary (fiction, drama or poetry) and artistic merit, though appeal to readers under eighteen years of age is taken into account. Book design and production are also considered. back to top>
 
Book of the Year: Older Readers: for books which require of the reader a degree of maturity to appreciate the topics, themes and scope of emotional involvement. Generally, books in this category will be appropriate in style and content for readers in secondary years. back to top>
 
Book of the Year: Younger Readers: for books for readers who have developed independent reading skills but are still developing in literary appreciation. Generally, books in this category will be appropriate in style and content for readers from the middle to upper primary years. back to top>
 
Book of the Year: Early Childhood: for books for children who are at the pre-reading or early reading stages. They may be picture books, picture story books, or texts in which illustrations play a substantial part in the storytelling or concept development. back to top>
 
Picture Book of the Year: for the Picture Book genre in which the author and illustrator achieve artistic and literary unity, or, in wordless picture books, where the story, theme or concept is unified through illustrations. back to top>
 
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books: for books which have the prime intention of documenting factual material with consideration given to imaginative presentation, interpretation and variation of style. back to top>
 
Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature 1987 -
Awarded annually by the Australian Family Therapists' Associations of Australia. The criteria include… appealing to children; a realistic and balanced depiction of family life - development, dealing with crises, impact on other family members, respect, and displaying a full emotional range. Family is defined across a wide range of configurations - couple, single, repartnered and stepchildren, older relations at home, etc. The protagonists should be portrayed credibly with attention paid to historical accuracy and an understanding approach to minorities. There is a prize for a Children's/Youth Novel and also one for Younger Readers' Picture Book. Entries close in March for books published the previous year. back to top>
 
Australian Multicultural Children's Literature Award 1991-1995
For six years the Federal Government's Office of Multicultural Affairs presented this award to encourage authors to deal with issues of cultural diversity in their books for young readers and to present themes of social justice and supportive community relations in a positive way. Titles for consideration are taken from those submitted for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards and judged by the CBCA judges. Last award made in 1995 as a result of the closure of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. back to top>
 
Aurealis Awards 1995 -
Awarded by the publishers of Aurealis for excellence in Australian speculative fiction - fantasy, science fiction, horror. Works must have been written by an Australian and first published in the relevant year. The only books listed here are for Young Adult Novels and Young Adult Short Stories. back to top>
 
BILBY 1991 - Books I Love Best Yearly.
Queensland's children's popular choice award administered by the Queensland CBC. The entries are not limited to Australian authors or illustrators. Awards are announced in September on International Literacy Day. back to top>
 
Booktrust Teenage Prize (UK) 2003-.
Awarded annually by Booktrust, an independent national charity that encourages people of all ages and cultures to discover and enjoy reading, the award recognises and celebrates contemporary fiction written for teenagers. back to top>
 
The Blue Peter Awards (UK) 2000 -
Blue Peter is a very long running TV programme aimed at six- to twelve-year-olds. There are two award categories - the judges' awards (drawn from fifteen shortlisted finalists under three categories - The Book I Couldn't Put Down, The Best Book to Read Aloud, and, A Special Book to Keep Forever) and the voters' awards (voted by children across the UK via their public libraries in three categories - The Best Book With Facts In, The Best Book to Share, and, The Book That Made Me Laugh the Loudest). Voting closes in August - winners announced in November. back to top>
 
Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (USA) 1967 -
Awarded for excellence in literature for children and young adults in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction (and poetry), and Nonfiction. Books must have been published in the United States, though they may have been written or illustrated by citizens of any country. back to top>
 
Caldecott Medal (USA) 1938 -
Awarded annually by the Association for Library Services to Children, American Library Association to "the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children." Named in honour of the nineteenth century British illustrator. Announced in January/February and awarded that summer. back to top>
 
Carnegie Medal (UK) 1937 -
Awarded annually by the British Library Association for outstanding writing in a children's book. The award, up to 1968, was for work by an author resident in, and published in, the UK. Since that year it is awarded for any book written in English and first published in the UK. Presented during the summer of the year following publication. Named in honour of the nineteenth century Scottish/American philanthropist who funded the establishment of libraries and public institutions in the UK and USA. Shortlist announced in May. Winner announced in July. back to top>
 
Children's Peace Literature Award 1987 -
Awarded every two years by The Psychologists for the Prevention of War, a special interest group of The Australian Psychological Society. It is intended to encourage the peaceful resolution of conflict and promote peace at the global, local or interpersonal level. back to top>
 
COOL Award 1991 -
Canberra's Own Outstanding List Award

Annual Children's choice book awards voted for by young people in the Canberra region. First round of nominations in December, close of shortlist nominations end of first term and announcements made mid-June. Administered by a committee (convened by the ACT Public Library Children's Services Librarian) consisting of representatives from ACT Government, Catholic & Independent Schools, the Children's Book Council, the Australian Reading Association and the Association for Teachers of English. back to top>
 
The Crichton Award 1988 -
Made annually by the Victorian Branch of the CBCA for a picture book by a first time published illustrator. The award was created to encourage and recognise new talent in the field of Australian children's book illustration. back to top>
 
CROW Award 1991 -
Children Reading Outstanding Writers. Annual South Australian children's popular choice award run by the Centre for Children's Literature at the University of South Australia as part of its activities to promote children's literature. back to top>
 
CYBER Award 1999 -
Children's Yearly Best Ever Reads

Tasmania's children's choice award in three categories: Older Readers; Younger Readers; Picture Book. back to top>
 
Dymocks Children's Choice Awards 1999 -
Children around Australia vote in five categories: Favourite Australian author; Favourite Australian Picture Book; Favourite Australian Younger Reader Book; Favourite Australian Older Reader Book, Favourite Australian Teenage Book. Books must have been published after January 1 of the preceding year. back to top>
 
Environment Award for Children's Literature 1995 -
Awarded annually by the Wilderness Society in order to promote a sense of caring for the natural world through quality Australian children's literature. There are three categories: Picture Books; Nonfiction; Fiction. back to top>
 
Esther Glen Award (NZ) 1945 -
An annual award to the New Zealand author of the book which is considered by the New Zealand Library Association (now LIANZ - The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) to be the most distinguished contribution to literature for children. back to top>
 
Gaelyn Gordon Award 1999 -
This award is made annually for a work of fiction seen by the New Zealand Children's Book Foundation as one that has stood the test of time and is generally recognised as a successful, enduring children's book. It is for a book by a living author; it must still be in print and have been in print for at least five years. The book must not have won a major New Zealand award but it may have been shortlisted, and it may have won an award overseas. back to top>
 
Governor-General's Awards for Children's Literature (Canada) 1975 -
For the best books by Canadians regardless of where published. Two categories: Fiction and (since 1977) Illustration. Originally called Canada Council on Children's Literature Prizes. Awards are made both for books in English and French. We do not show the French language award and have listed the English language award since 1991. back to top>
 
The Guardian Children's Fiction Award (UK) 1967 -
Awarded to an outstanding work of fiction for children (not picture books) written by a British or Commonwealth author, first published in the UK in the preceding year. Books by previous winners are excluded. A panel of authors and the review editor for The Guardian's children's book section choose the winner. Shortlist announced in February, winner announced in March. back to top>
 
The Inkys (Australia) 2007-
Administered by the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. Staff at CYL in consultation with young people and other youth literature professionals provide a list of 10 Australian books and 10 International books from which a short list is selected by a panel that includes four teenagers. Young people aged 12-18 are encouraged to vote for the winner via SMS or on the CYL website. The winner of the Golden Inky must be an Australian book, the winner of the Silver Inky will have been published overseas. back to top>
 
Hans Christian Andersen Award 1956 -
Awarded every two years by IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) to an author, and to an illustrator, living at the time of nomination, whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature. Nominations are put forward by national sections of IBBY and the final selection is made by an international jury of children's literature specialists. back to top>
 
John Newbery Medal (USA) 1922 -
Named after John Newbery, an English bookseller and publisher who is credited with producing the first book for children for entertainment as distinct from education. The medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Services to Children of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the preceding year. January/February announcement -presented in that summer. back to top>
 
Kate Greenaway Medal (UK) 1956 -
Awarded annually by the British Library Association for outstanding illustration of a children's book published in the UK. Presented during the summer of the year following publication. Shortlist announced in May, winner announced in July. back to top>
 
KOALA 1987 -
Kids Own Australian Literature Award.

New South Wales children's popular choice award. Children nominate and vote on books by Australian authors or about Australia in three categories: Picture Book, Secondary, and Primary. Awarded in October each year. back to top>
 
KROC 1990 -
Kids Reading Oz Choice
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Northern Territory's children's popular choice award. Started as NTYRBA (Northern Territory Young Readers' Book Award - 1983-1986) was reorganised as KROC in 1990 under the administration of the Northern Territory Library Promotion Council. back to top>
 
Kurt Maschler Award (UK) 1982 -
An award made to the author and illustrator of a children's book that combines excellence in both text and illustration. Shortlist announced in October, winner announced in December. back to top>
 
Margaret Mahy Lecture Award (NZ) 1991 -
The Margaret Mahy Lecture Award was established by the New Zealand Children's Book Foundation in 1991 to provide recognition of excellence in children's literature, publishing and literacy in New Zealand. The Award is given to a person who has made an especially distinguished and significant contribution to children's literature. The recipient has a cash prize and the opportunity to deliver a public lecture. back to top>
 
Michael L. Printz Award -
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The prize was first awarded in 2000. back to top>
 
Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (UK) 1985 -
Administered by the Book Trust on behalf of the sponsors Nestlé Smarties. The work can be awarded either to fiction or poetry written in English by a UK citizen/resident. The titles are submitted by publishers and the shortlists chosen by an adult panel, all of whom have expertise in the field of children's literature. The final awards are chosen by children. Shortlist in October, announced in November/December. Awarded in three categories: 5 and under; 6-8 years; 9-11 years. An overall winner is selected from the winners of the three categories. back to top>
 

NSW Premier's Literary Awards 1998 -
There are a number of awards given by the NSW Government through the Ministry of the Arts. Of these, two are specifically concerned with children's literature: The Ethel Turner Prize for young people's literature (for young people of secondary school level) and The Patricia Wrightson Prize for children's literature (written for children up to the beginning of secondary school). Both are for a work of literary merit, fiction, nonfiction or poetry. Other awards which can be awarded to a writer of children's books are the overall Book of the Year, the Ethnic Affairs Commission Award for portraying the interaction of Australia's diverse cultures and the Special Award for a distinctive contribution to Australian literature. back to top>

 
New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards (NZ) 1982 -
The awards are sponsored by New Zealand Post and administered by Booksellers New Zealand. Book of the Year is presented to one of the four category winners: Picture Book, Junior Fiction, Senior Fiction, and Nonfiction. In addition there is a Children's Choice category. The awards have changed three times over the years. Between 1982-1989 they were known as the New Zealand Government Publishing Awards and were awarded in the categories of Children's Book of the Year and Picture Book of the Year. In 1986 there was a Book of the Year Nonfiction. Between 1990 and 1996 the awards were sponsored by Lever Rexona through its brand AIM toothpaste and were known as The AIM Book Awards. back to top>
 
NZLIA Young People's Nonfiction Award (NZ) 1986 -
Awarded by the New Zealand Library and Information Association to promote excellence in nonfiction writing and to emphasise the importance of children's access to information. Awarded to the New Zealand author of the book that is considered to be the most distinguished contribution to nonfiction for young people. back to top>
 
Queensland Premier's Literary Award 1999 -
Best Children's Book from an Australian author is chosen on literary merit for 'younger readers' of approximately eight to twelve years of age. The prize is presented at the Brisbane Writers' Festival in October. back to top>
 
Russell Clark Award 1978 -
Awarded by the New Zealand Library and Information Association in honour of Russell Clark, well known in the 1940s and 1950s for his illustrations in The Listener and the School Journal. The Award is given to a New Zealand illustrator responsible for the most distinguished illustrations for a children's or young adult's book. Nonfiction as well as fiction titles are eligible. back to top>
 
Signal Poetry Award (UK) 1979 -
Administered by The Thimble Press, publishers of the specialist journal, Signal Approaches to Children's Books. The winner is chosen from published work that falls into the categories of: single-poet collections; anthologies; body of work of a contemporary poet; critical/educational activity promoting poetry for children - winner announced in Spring. back to top>
 
Te Kura Pounamu Award (NZ) 1995 -
Awarded by the New Zealand Library and Information Association for a distinguished contribution to New Zealand children's literature written in te reo Maori for children and young people. The author must be a citizen or resident of Aotearoa New Zealand. back to top>
 
Times Educational Supplement Information Book Award (UK)
Awarded to the best information books. Categories are: Junior Information Book Award and Senior Information Book Award. Winners announced in March. back to top>
 

Tom Fitzgibbon Award (NZ) 1996 -
The Award is available to a previously unpublished writer of a work of fiction for children aged 7 to 13 years. The author must be a New Zealand citizen or normally resident in New Zealand. The award is sponsored by Scholastic New Zealand Ltd and administered by the New Zealand Children's Book Foundation. back to top>

 
Victorian Premier's Literary Award 1985 -
One section of the awards, begun in 1988, is for children's books. Up to 1995 this was the Alan Marshall Prize for Children's Literature (sponsored by Diabetes Australia). From 1996 it became The Sheaffer Pen Prize for Young Adult Fiction (for a work of fiction or collection of short stories for a readership between 13 and 20) and from 1998, The Cross Pen Prize for Young Adult Fiction (for a work of fiction or collection of short stories for a readership between 13 and 20). back to top>
 
WAYRBA 1980 -
West Australian Young Readers' Book Award. Administered by the School Libraries Section (WA Group) of ALIA this is the pioneer in Australia's children's choice awards. There are two categories: Younger Readers and Older Readers with awards for the most popular in each category as well as the most popular by a Western Australian writer. Books are nominated by children from around the State. Books may originate from anywhere in the world but must have been published in the last five years and still be in print. back to top>
 
Western Australian Premier's Book Awards 1990 -
Organised by the Library and Information Services of Western Australia, the award is open to writers who meet at least one of the following criteria - 1. Born in W.A., 2. Usual place of residence is W.A., 3. Resident in W.A. for a minimum of ten years, 4. Work has a W.A. primary focus. The awards specifically concerned with children's literature are Children's Books and Dymocks Young Adult's Award. back to top>
 
Whitbread Book Awards (UK) 1971-
Awarded to celebrate and promote the best of contemporary British writing. The four adult The judges for The Whitbread Children's Award include two children. Announced late January following year of publication. back to top>
 
Whitley Awards 1979 -
Awarded annually by the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. It is named after Gilbert Whitley, an eminent Australian ichthyologist. Winners must make either a significant contribution of new information or present a new synthesis of existing information in a more acceptable form. back to top>
 
YABBA 1986 -
Young Australian's Best Book Award Victorian children's choice award administered by the YABBA council formed by Victorian groups interested in children's reading. Children nominate a short list from books published in the last ten years. Votes are received in October and awards are published in November. back to top>