Book award lists are a good way to find a variety of interesting children's books. Many different groups give awards for different reasons. Best know in picture books is the Caldecott, of course, but there are lots more. There's a list of awards from the Center for Children's Books to peruse here. I got interested when I was told one of my books was honored this week. Awards shine a little spotlight on individual books and help us see the great diversity of children's books!