Within the last 100 years or so, various organizations have chosen to honor outstanding books written for young people. Each award highlights the finest book within a particular category or which reflects a particular theme. Most are awarded annually.
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award honors authors and illustrators of beginning reader books that inspire imagination and creativity to engage children in reading. More information about the Geisel Award can be found on the ALA's Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Website.