Newbery Medal Winners, 1922 to Present – The first children’s book award in the world, awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). It is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in the previous year.
Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 to Present – This award is also presented by the ALSC, but it recognizes illustrators of what the committee deems the “most distinguished picture book” of each year.
Texas Bluebonnet Award Winners, 1981 to Present – Each year, the Texas Library Association (TLA) presents a list of 20 books for grades 3-6. Once students have read at least 5, they are eligible to vote for their favorite. The winners, therefore, represent “student choice.”
Greenaway Medal Winners, 1955 to Present – The U.K.’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) presents this annual award for distinguished illustration in a children’s book.
Coretta Scott King Winners, 1970 to Present – An award presented by (EMIERT) to outstanding African American authors and illustrators for works related to African American culture and universal values.
Ezra Jack Keats Award Winners, 1986 to Present – This annual award is presented to talented new authors and illustrators who portray childhood, supportive families, and multiculturalism.
I will eventually add additional book lists. Until then, more lists of interest for children can be found here.