Carl Sandburg Literary Award presented by the Chicago Public Library Foundation for literary works that have shaped generations and made indelible contributions to literature.
American Academy of Arts and Letters E.B. White Award for lifetime achievement in children's literature.
Catholic Library Association: Regina Award
National Coalition of Teachers of English (NCTE): NCTE/SLATE National Intellectual Freedom Award
ALAN (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE): ALAN Award
New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA): The NAIBA Carla Cohen Free Speech Award
New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association (NAIBA): NAIBA Legacy Award
Chicago Tribune: Young Adult Literary Prize
Smithsonian Associates: The McGovern Award
Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey - Honorary Doctor of Letters
Inducted into Harvard Lampoon
New Jersey Hall of Fame Inductee
National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) honored and paid tribute to Blume’s longstanding defense of free speech and her courageous battles against all kinds of censorship.
University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for her lifelong contributions to the field of children's literature.
Mount Holyoke College - Honorary Doctor of Arts
Library of Congress Living Legends Award
Margaret Alexander Edwards Award
South Australian Youth Media Award for Best Author
Civil Liberties Award, Atlanta Civil Liberties Union
John Roxk Award, Center for Population Options, Los Angeles
Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award
Carl Sandberg Freedom to Read Award, Chicago Public Library