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Newbery Award Books
Each year, ALSC chooses the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children from books released in the previous year.
 
Caldecott Award Books
Each year, ALSC chooses the most distinguished American picture book for children released in the previous year
 
Coretta Scott King Award Books 
Each year, the Coretta Scott King Task Force of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table chooses two distinguished books, one by an author of African descent and one from an illustrator of African descent, that promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream."
 
Robert F. Sibert Award Books
Each year, ALSC chooses the most distinguished informational book published during the preceding year.
 
Mildred Batchelder Award Books
Each year, ALSC honors an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.
 
 
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