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.

2016 ALA John Newbery Honor Book
The John Newbery Medal honors the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

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2016 Stonewall Book Award (Middle Grade)
The Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award is given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience.

2016 Stonewall Book Award (Young Adult)
The Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award is given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience.

2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal
The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video honors the most outstanding video productions for children released during the previous year.

2016 Odyssey Honor Book
The Odyssey Award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

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2016 Margaret A. Edwards Award
The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.

2016 YALSA Quick Picks for Young Adult Readers
This list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for whatever reason.

2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults List
This list presents fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18. The purpose of the annual list is to provide librarians and library workers with a resource to use for collection development and reader's advisory purposes.

2016 YALSA Popular Paperbacks List
Each year, the Popular Paperbacks committee creates lists of books to encourage young adults to read for pleasure. The lists of popular or topical titles are widely available in paperback and represent a broad variety of accessible themes and genres.

2016 ALA Notable Children's Book List
Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books. According to the Notables Criteria, "notable" is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children's books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry, and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children's interests in exemplary ways.

2016 USBBY Outstanding International Books List
The Outstanding International Books (OIB) committee is charged with selecting international books that are deemed most outstanding of those published during the calendar year. For the purposes of this honor list, the term "international book" is used to describe a book published or distributed in the United States that originated or was first published in a country other than the US.