There are many great and fabulous awards for books. One that is very prestigious is The Caldecott Medal. It 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.
If you want to see a list of every Caldecott Medal awarded book since 1938 (some of them you probably remember reading in childhood), go to this website: