ILA Children’s and Young Adult Book Awards

The International Literacy Association (ILA) Children's and Young Adult Book Awards are given for an author's first or second published book written for children or young adults (birth to 17 years).

Awards are given in three categories: Primary, Intermediate, and Young Adult for fiction and nonfiction works. Books from all countries and published in English for the first time during the 2022 calendar year will be considered.

Note: Please be sure to review all the requirements on the form before starting to ensure you have all required information.

Submission Timeline

  • Open Date: September 15, 2022
  • Submission Deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Applicants are notified of the results via email by May 15, 2023.

For more information on book submissions, please review the ILA Children's and Young Adult Book Awards guidelines.

APPLICANT/NOMINATOR INFORMATION

* Required Information

Up to six titles can be submitted per form (fields marked with an asterisk are required, so please complete each section carefully). For additional titles, please complete another form.
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Important Shipping Information

You will be asked to provide one copy of each book submitted to all committee members for the category to which the book was submitted (i.e., Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult).

Books must be shipped to and received by the committee members within 10 days of the submitter receiving the mailing list, which will be provided at a later date.
 
Do you grant ILA permission to reprint the book cover electronically to promote the award? *

Please direct any questions to ILAAwards@reading.org.