The list author says: "Since 1959 the Oklahoma Library Association annually presents the "Sequoyah Children's Book Awards" for outstanding children's novels. Due to an Amazon/Listmania limitation, this list covers the Children's Book award winners from 1959 to 1998. The 1999-2010 winners are in a different list.
This Listmania list contains only the Children's Book award winners. In 1988 the Sequoyah Awards were expanded to include an award for Young Adult Fiction too. In 2010 new Sequoyah Awards were again expanded, this time to add awards for Intermediate School fiction and High School fiction too. The Young Adult, Intermediate and High School award winners are not included in this list.