Children’s Choice Award Web Sites

This information is being provided and updated by Beverly J. Obert and Patty Barr, co-authors of Capturing Readers with Children’s Choice Book Awards: A Directory of State Programs.  Linworth Publishing, Inc. 2004, ISBN 1-58683-169-0

Alabama

Emphasis on Reading--Alabama’s Children’s Choice Award

www.alsde.edu

Click on Sections, Technology Initiatives, Library Media, EoR

Alaska           

            See Pacific Northwest

Arizona          

Arizona Young Readers’ Award 

http://www.azla.org Click on Awards, then select Arizona Young Readers’Award

http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/kwestrick/ayr.htm

Arkansas

Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award 

www.asl.lib.ar.us/award.html

http://www.asl.lib.ar.us/childaward/diamondmain.htm

Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award  www.asl.lib.ar.us/award.html

http://www.asl.lib.ar.us/childaward/charlie_may_main.htm

California       

California Young Reader Medal            www.cateweb.org  click on CYRM in menu at top.

 Click CYRM

www.californiareads.org

Colorado        

Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award 

www.cal-webs.org/bluespruce/index.htm

Colorado Children’s Book Award  www.ccira.org/ccba.html

Connecticut   

Nutmeg Children’s Book Award  www.biblio.org/nutmegaward

Delaware       

Blue Hen Book Award  http://wilmlib.org/bluehen.html (not an official site)

Delaware Diamonds Primary Award  1991            http://www.doe.state.de.us/dsra/deldiamonds.htm

Florida           

Florida Children’s Book Award  www.flreads.org/

 Click on Children’s Book Award   

Florida           

Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award  www.firn.edu/doe/bin00015/ssyrap.htm

Georgia          

Georgia Children’s Literature Book Award  http://www.coe.uga.edu/gcba/

Hawaii

The Nene Award  http://nene.k12.hi.us

Idaho 

            See Pacific Northwest

Illinois

Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award 

http://www.islma.org/grants_awards.htm#lincoln

Monarch Award  http://www.islma.org/grants_awards.htm#monarch

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award  www.rcyrba.org

Indiana           

Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award  http://www.ilfonline.org/Units/Associations/aime/Programs/Rosie/rosie.htm

Young Hoosier Book Award  www.ilfonline.org/Programs/YHBA/yhba.htm

Iowa   

Iowa Children’s Choice Award  www.iema-ia.org/icca.html

Iowa High School Book Award  www.iema-ia.org/ihsbaindex.html

Iowa Teen Award  www.iema-ia.org/itaindex.html

Kansas           

William Allen White Children’s Book Award  www.emporia.edu/libsv/wawbookaward/

Kentucky       

Kentucky Bluegrass Award  www.kyreading.org

Louisiana       

Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award http://www.state.lib.la.us/la_dyn_templ.cfm?doc_id=83

Maine

Maine Student Book Award  www.windham.lib.me.us/msba.htm

Maryland       

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award  www.tcps.k12.md.us/memo/besall.html

Maryland Children’s Book Award  This award discontinued Summer 2004.

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.isd77.k12.mn.us/lovelace/lovelace.html

Mississippi    

Mississippi Children’s Book Award   

Missouri        

Gateway Award  http://maslonline.org/awards/books/Gateway/

Mark Twain Award  http://maslonline.org/awards/books/MarkTwain/

Show Me Readers Award  http://maslonline.org/awards/books/ShowMe/

Montana

            See Pacific Northwest

Treasure State Award    (no site at this time)

Nebraska       

Golden Sower Award  www.state.ne.us/home/NLA/golden/sower.htm

Nevada          

Nevada Young Readers’ Award  www.nevadalibraries.org/Divisions/NYRA/index.html

New Hampshire     

Great Stone Face Award  www.chilisnh.org/gsfaward.html

New Jersey   

Garden State Children’s Book Award  www.njla.org/honorsawards/

Garden State Teen Book Award  www.njla.org/honorsawards/book/teen.html

New Mexico  

Land of Enchantment Book Award  www.loebookaward.com

New York      

Charlotte Award  www.nysreading.org/awards/charlotte/index.htm

North Carolina         

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

North Dakota

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

Ohio   

Buckeye Children’s Book Award  www.bcbookaward.info/

Oklahoma      

Sequoyah Book Awards www.sequoyahbookaward.com

Oregon           

Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award  http://www.oema.net/cleary/index.htm 

Oregon           

Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award  www.oregonread.org/gallagheraward.html

Oregon

            See Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest      

Young Reader’s Choice Award  http://pnla.org/yrca/index.htm

Pennsylvania 

Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award  http://www.psla.org/association/committee/mediaselectionandreview/pyrcamenu.php3

Rhode Island 

Rhode Island Children’s Book Award  www.riema.org   Select “book links”

Rhode Island 

Rhode Island Teen Book Award

www.yourlibrary.ws/ya_webpage/ritba/ritba04/ritba04.htm

http://www.yourlibrary.ws/ya_webpage/ritba/ritbaindex.htm

South Carolina         

South Carolina Association of School Librarians’ Book Award

http://www.scasl.net/bookawards.htm

South Dakota

Prairie Bud Award  www.sdstatelibrary.com/forkids/prairie/index.htm

Prairie Pasque Award  www.sdstatelibrary.com/forkids/prairie/index.htm

Tennessee     

Volunteer State Book Award  www.mtsu.edu/~kpatten/vsba.html

Texas 

Texas Bluebonnet Award  www.txla.org/groups/tba/index.html

Utah   

Beehive Award  www.clau.org/

Vermont         

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

Red Clover Award, Vermont’s Children’s Choice Picture Book Award

www.vermontbook.org/Red-Clover.html

Virginia          

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

 or www.vsra.org/Virginia_Young_Readers.html

Washington   

Evergreen Young Adult Book Award      www.kcls.org/evergreen/

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

Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award  www.wlma.org/Association/wccpba.htm

            See Pacific Northwest

West Virginia

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

Wisconsin      

Golden Archer Award  www.wemaonline.org/cm.archer.cfm

Wyoming       

Buckaroo Book Award  www.wyla.org/buckaroo/index.shtml

Indian Paintbrush Book Award  www.ccpls.org/html/indianp.html

 and www.wyla.org/paintbrush/index.shtml

Soaring Eagle Book Award  www.ccpls.org/html/soaringeagle.html

 and www.wyla.org/soaringeagle/index.shtml