Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.

See the list of Scholastic's winners below and visit the ALA website for a complete list of winners and honorees.

ALA/YALSA Excellence in YA Nonfiction Award
Honors nonfiction books published for young adults (ages 12-18)
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb

“The President Has Been Shot!” The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James Swanson

American Indian Youth Literature Award: Young Adult Honor Book
Awarded by the American Indian Library Association
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement
Recognizes an African American author, illustrator, or author/illustrator for a body of his or her published books for children and/or young adults who has made a significant and lasting literary contribution.
Patricia C. and Fredrick L. McKissack

2015 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture
Honors an author, critic, librarian, historian, or teacher of children's literature who shall prepare a paper considered to be a significant contribution to the field of children's literature.
Brian Selznick

Margaret A. Edwards Award
Honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.
Marcus Zusak

ALA Notable Children’s Books
Serafina’s Promise: A Novel in Verse by Ann E. Burg
Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
Skinny by Donna Cooner
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
Prisoner B-3087 by Ruth Gruener, Jack Gruener, and Alan Gratz
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
The Haunting of Gabriel Ashe by Dan Poblocki
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown (An ALA Top Ten Quick Picks title)
Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox
Vietnam #4: Casualties of War by Chris Lynch (An ALA Top Ten Quick Picks title)
Undead by Kirsty McKay
Chupacabra by Roland Smith

Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox (An ALA Top Ten Graphic Novel for Teens)
The Silver Six by AJ Lieberman and Darren Rawlings

ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adult Readers
The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (An ALA Top Ten Popular Paperback for Young Adult Readers)
Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan Sonnenblick

ALA Rainbow Project List (GLBT Round Table)
The Summer Prince by Alaya Johnson (An ALA Rainbow Project Top Ten Title)
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

ALA Amelia Bloomer List
Profiles #4: Freedom Heroines by Frieda Wishinsky

USBBY Outstanding International Books
The Bird King: An Artist’s Notebook by Shaun Tan