The Pura Belpré medal has been awarded since 1996 (biannually 1996-2008; now annually) "to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth."
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal has been awarded annually since 2001 "to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book," for children.
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award has been awarded to honor "an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children." The award was first given in 1954 to its namesake. Beginning in 2018 the award was renamed The Children's Literature Legacy Award. It became an annual award in 2016.