Books for Kids
 
Newbery: The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Caldecott: The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. 
Geisel: The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.
Sibert: The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year. The award is named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, the long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. of Jacksonville, Illinois.
Schneider: The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
North Carolina Children's Book Award:
The PICTURE BOOK CATEGORY honors a picture book, suitable for lower elementary aged students. This award is intended to broaden students' awareness of current literature for youth, to promote reading aloud with students in the early grades as a means of introducing reading as a pleasure, and to recognize and honor children's favorite books and authors.
The purpose of the JUNIOR BOOK CATEGORY is to encourage students in the upper elementary grades to become better acquainted with noteworthy writers of contemporary books, to broaden their awareness of literature as a means of personal satisfaction and as a lifelong pursuit, and to give recognition and honor to their favorite books and authors.
Children throughout the state vote during the month of March for their favorite book from the nominated lists. These awards are presented annually during the fall NCSLMA conference in Winston-Salem.

North Carolina School Library Media Association Elementary Battle of the Books
 
Graded Booklists: updated for 2016
Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade
Fourth Grade Fifth Grade  
 
"100 Great Children's Books"
Popular Children's Books by Accelerated Reader (AR) Level