Each year, about a million manuscripts of children's books are submitted to book publishers. But less than 20% of them are published. That means that around 200,000 children's books are published each year.
How can we tell which of those are the best? There is a way. It is to see which books have earned the most prestigious awards.
Some awards for children's books stand head-and-shoulders above the rest. To win one of those awards is to be the absolute best of 200,000 entries. It is the equivalent of winning the Olympic gold medal.
Here are those awards: