This award goes to books that interest children in grades four through six and should be of literary value which may enrich a child's personal lives.
The award is given annually to an artist of a children's picture book published, in English, by an American publisher in the United States during the preceding year.
This award is given to an African American author and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions while promoting the appreciation of various cultures and their contribution to the American dream.
The Newbery Award is given every year to the author of a children's book that is a distinguished contribution to American published by an American publisher in the United States in English during the preceding year.
The Show Me Readers Award specifically recognizes children in grades one through three, located in Missouri, favorite authors and illustrators as well as books that promote literature, literacy, and reading.