Each year the Gelett Burgess Center produces a comprehensive list of what we deem the most unique children’s books on the market. With over 40 classifications, books are selected in 4 distinct groups: Lifestyle, Arts and Letters, Society and Culture, and Education. This list is promoted throughout the year with additional activity and lesson plan resources made available.

Award Categories

 Body, Mind and Spirit
 Character & Life Lessons
 Cookbooks and Food
 Family Dynamics
 Growing Up
 Health and Fitness
 Healthy Living
 Helping Others & Philanthropy
 Life Skills
 Motivation and Inspiration
 Social Skills

Arts and Letters
 Bedtime Stories
 Picture Storybook - Preschool
 Picture Storybook - Ages 4-8
 Picture Storybook - All Ages
 Picture Storybook and CD Compilation (audiobook)
 Best Illustrations (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
 Best Writing (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
 First Published Work
 Juvenile Fiction - Early Reader/Chapter
 Young Adult Fiction
 Fables, Folklore and Fairytales
 Heroes (Exploration, Adventures, Mythic Figures)
 The Arts (Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual Arts)
 Graphic Novels
 Graphic Novels
 Series of Books

Society and Culture
 Helping Others & Philanthropy
 International - Foreign Language Title
 New Age and Metaphysical
 Religion and Spirituality
 Seasons and Holidays
 Social Skills
 Sports and Hobbies

 Nature and Wildlife
 Pets and Animals
 Plant and Life Science
 General Science
 Early Education (Counting, Letters, etc)
 Government and Politics
 History (US)
 History (World)
 Activity Books

 Children's Fiction
 Children's Non-fiction