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Most of these sites focus on readers' choice awards. These are awards in which the readers - children or young adults have a vote on the book chosen as the winner. In many cases the children recommend the books, an adult committee from the sponsoring organization reads and makes the final determination as to the final list of books to be considered. Readers read those books and vote for their favorite title. That title/author is declared the winner of that particular year's award. Often the book has been published two or three years previous. Sometimes the committee mandates that the book must be available in paperback or that the author is living. Each award has it's own criteria.
I have tried to include the "official site" where one could be located but when not we have included a site, if available, with important information.
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    Alabama
Emphasis on Reading
www.alsde.edu/html/sections/doc_download.asp?section=61&id=3244

    Alaska

Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award
www.pnla.org/yrca/

    Arizona

Grand Canyon Reader Award
www.grandcanyonreaderaward.org/

    Arkansas

Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award
www.asl.lib.ar.us/childaward/charlie_may_main.htm

Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award
www.asl.lib.ar.us/childaward/diamondmain.htm

    California

California Young Reader Medal
californiayoungreadermedal.org/
Colorado
Nutmeg Children's Book Award
www.nutmegaward.org/2006/index.htm

    Delaware

Delaware Diamond Primary Award
www.doe.state.de.us/dsra/Delaware_Diamonds.html

Delaware Blue Hen Award  (picture books and chapter books)
wilmlib.org/bluehen.html

    Florida

Florida Reading Association's Children's Book Award (picture book)
www.flreads.org/Children's Book Award/childrenftpage.htm

Sunshine State Young Reader's Award

www.myssyra.org

Florida Teen Reads! Award
www.floridamedia.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=12

    Georgia

Georgia Children's Book Award
www.coe.uga.edu/gcba

Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers
http://glma-inc.org/peachaward.htm

    Hawaii

The Nene Award
kauila.k12.hi.us/~hasl/Nene.html

    Idaho

Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award
www.pnla.org/yrca/

    Illinois

Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Children's Choice Award
islma.org/monarch.htm
The Bluestem Award: Illinois' Grades 3-5 Readers' Choice Award
www.islma.org/Bluestem.htm
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award
www.rebeccacaudill.org/
Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award
islma.org/lincoln.html

    Indiana

Read Alouds Too Good to Miss
www.ilfonline.org/Programs/ReadAloud.htm
Young Hoosier Book Award K-8

www.ilfonline.org/Programs/yhba.htm
Eliot Rosewater (Rosie) Award (9-12)
www.ilfonline.org/Programs/eliotrosewaterprogram.htm

    Iowa

Iowa Wild Rose Award
www.iowawildroseaward.com
Goldfinch Award PreK-3
awards.iasl.iowapages.org/id15.html
Iowa Children's Choice Award  gr 3-6

awards.iasl.iowapages.org/id1.html
Iowa Teen Award  gr 6-9
awards.iasl.iowapages.org/id2.html
Iowa High School Book Award gr 9-12
awards.iasl.iowapages.org/id3.html

    Kansas

William Allen White Children's Book Award
www.emporia.edu/libsv/wawbkawd/index.htm

Hearland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
www.writingconference.com/heartlan.htm

    Kentucky

Kentucky Bluegrass Award
kba.nku.edu

    Louisiana

Louisiana Young Reader's Choice Award
test.state.lib.la.us/la_dyn_templ.cfm?doc_id=83

    Maine

Maine Student Book Award
efolio.umeedu.maine.edu/~masl/msba/

Maine Chickadee Award
www.chickadeeaward.org

    Maryland

Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
www.maslmd.org/

    Massachusetts

Massachusetts Children's Book Award
www.salemstate.edu/education/mcba/

    Michigan

Great Lakes' Great Books Award
www.michiganreading.org/greatbooks/index.html

    Minnesota

Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award
www.maudhartlovelace.org

    Mississippi

    Missouri

Building Block Picture Book Award
www.molib.org/BuildingBlock.html
Show Me Reader Award
www.maslonline.org/awards/books/ShowMe/
Mark Twain Award
www.maslonline.org/awards/books/MarkTwain/
Missouri Gateway Award for Teens

www.maslonline.org/awards/books/Gateway/

    Montana

Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award
www.pnla.org/yrca/

    Nebraska

Golden Sower Award
www.goldensower.org

    Nevada

Nevada Young Readers' Award
www.nevadalibraries.org/Divisions/NYRA/

    New Hampshire

Great Stone Face Award
www.chilisnh.org/gsf/gsfaward.html
New Hampshire Ladybug Picture Book Award
www.nh.gov/nhsl/bookcenter/programs/ladybug.html

    New Jersey

The Garden State Children's Book Awards
http://www.njla.org/honorsawards/  Click on  Children's link
The Garden State Teen Book Awards
http://www.njla.org/honorsawards   Click on Teen link

    New Mexico

Land of Enchantment Book Award
www.loebookaward.com/

    New York

Charlotte Award
www.nysreading.org/Awards/charlotte

3 Apples Children's Choice Award
www.3applesbookaward.org/

Teen 3 Apples Award
http://www.3applesbookaward.org/teens/

    North Carolina

North Carolina Children's Book Award
www.bookhive.org/nccba/

    North Dakota

Flicker Tale Children's Book Award
ndsl.lib.state.nd.us/ndla/ftaward.htm

    Ohio

Buckeye Children's Book Award  (grades k-8)
www.bcbookaward.info
Teen Buckeye Award (grades 9-12)
www.bcbookaward.info/teens/

    Oklahoma

Sequoyah Book Award
www.oklibs.org/sequoyah/

    Oregon

Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award
www.oema.net/cleary/history.htm

Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award
www.pnla.org/yrca/

Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award
oregonread.org/

    Pennsylvania

Carolyn W. Field Award
www.clpgh.org/kids/booknook/topicbooklists/fieldaward.html
Young Reader's Choice Award
www.psla.org/grantsandawards/pyrca.php.3

    Rhode Island

Rhode Island Children's Book Award
www.ri.net/RIEMA/bookaward.html

Rhode Island Teen Book Award
www.ri.net/RIEMA/ritba.html

    South Carolina

SCASL (SC Assoc. of School Librarians) Book Award
www.scasl.net/bookawards.htm

    South Dakota

Prairie Bud Award - Grades K-3
www.sdlibraryassociation.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=6130

Prairie Pasque Award - 4-6
www.sdlibraryassociation.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=6130

YARP Reading List - Grades 7-12
www.sdlibraryassociation.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=6130

    Tennessee

Volunteer State
www.korrnet.org/tasl/vsba.htm

    Texas

www.txla.org/html/reading.html
Includes links to the following Texas Library Association Awards:
        • 2X2 -- Age two through second grade
        • Texas Bluebonnet Award -- Third through sixth grade
        • Lone Star-- Sixth through eighth grade
        • Tayshas --High school
and the
Children's Literature Association - Beehive Awards
www.clau.org/

    Vermont

Red Clover Award
www.mothergooseprograms.org/html/redclover.html

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award
www.dcfaward.org/

    Virginia

Virginia State Young Readers Award
www.vsra.org/Vyrpindex.html

Jefferson Cup Award (for merit)
www.vla.org/demo/Youth-Serv/cyart/jefferson_cup/Jeffersoncup_index.html

    Washington

Sasquatch Reading Award
www.wlma.org/Association/sasquatch.htm

Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award
www.pnla.org/yrca/

Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
www.wlma.org/Association/evergr.htm

Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award
www.wlma.org/Association/wccpb.htm

    West Virginia

West Virginia Children's Book Award
www.wvcba.org

    Wisconsin

Golden Archer Award
www.wemaonline.org/    go to awards/grants; then go to Golden Archer Awards

    Wyoming

Indian Paintbrush Book Award
www.ccpls.org/html/indianp.html
Soaring Eagle Award
www.ccpls.org/html/soaringeagle.html
Buckaroo Book Award
www.wyla.org/buckaroo/

    Regional Awards -- Often based on Connection to State or Region

    Maine

The Lupine Award
www.rice.lib.me.us/lupine.htm

    Michigan

Michigan Author Award
www.mla.lib.mi.us/units/committee/maac/

    New York

Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature
www.slms-nyla.org/knick.html

    Wisconsin

The Elizabeth Burr Award
www.soemadison.wisc.edu/ccbc/burr.htm





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