Books: Children’s book awards and prizes

DrSeussCollectionAs part of the research for this topic, I have been looking at book awards and prizes.  One of my past jobs was working for the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) and this exposed me to the wonderful world of children’s literature and the amazing array of talent we have in this field in Australia. I’m still hooked on children’s literature many years later. The CBCA Shortlist and Book of the Year Awards are a prized thing among Australian children’s authors and have been awarded annually for more than 50 years now. Author Will Kostakis was on the committee for the Book Council at the time I worked for them and is himself on the Shortlist in the Older Reader’s category this year. So many wonderful authors and illustrators on this list.

If you are a school or public librarian, do you use Awards and Prize lists to help choose the books you will buy for your collection? I found a few from around the world:

There must be many, many more! Add the ones you use in the comments below, or join in the discussion via Facebook or Twitter using #interlibnet so we can follow along.

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