American Library Association Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards honor children's and young adult authors and illustrators, as well as producers of children's audio and video materials. The titles honored serve as a guide for parents, teachers and others interested in providing children and teens the very best reading and viewing materials. A complete list of awards and award-winning titles is available from ALA. Several of the well-known awards are listed below. Titles available at your Library may be requested through the title link to library's catalog.
Juana and Lucas
Radiant Child The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
We Are Growing
March Book Three
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Anna and the Swallow Man

2017 American Library Association Youth Media Awards



Pura Belpré Author Award


Pura Belpré Author Award honoring a Latino/Latina writer whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth: 

Belpré Author Honor Books


  • The Only Road written by Alexandra Diaz

Pura Belpré Illustrator Award


Pura Belpré Illustrator Award honoring a Latino/Latina illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth:

Belpré Illustrator Honor Books


Randolph Caldecott Medal


Randolph Caldecott Medal honoring the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children:

Caldecott Honor Books


Theodor Seuss Geisel Award


Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recognizing the author and illustrator of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers:

Geisel Honor Books


Coretta Scott King Author Book Award


Coretta Scott King Author Book Award recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults:

King Author Honor Books


Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award


Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award recognizing an African American illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults

King Illustrator Honor Books


John Newbery Medal


John Newbery Medal is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children:

Newbery Honor Books


Odyssey Award


Odyssey Award is given to the producer of the best audiobook for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States:

Odyssey Honor Audiobooks


  • Ghost written by Jason Reynolds, narrated by Guy Lockard, produced by Simon and Schuster Audio
  • Dream On, Amber written by Emma Shevah, narrated by Laura Kirman, produced by Recorded Books
  • Nimona written by Noelle Stevenson, narrated by Rebecca Soler, et al., produced by HarperAudio