The Comstock-Gag Read Aloud Awards is a program initiated by the Curriculum Materials Center at the Livingston Lord Library at Minnesota State University that supports two separate awards, the Comstock Read Aloud Book Award and the Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award. The Comstock Read Aloud Book Award is an annual award for the best read aloud picture book for children ages 9-12. Similarly, the Wanda Gág is also an annual award but honors the best read aloud picture book for younger children, from toddler to age 8. This award is named for the famous children’s book author and illustrator, Wanda Gág. Both awards stand to recognize authors and illustrators of outstanding picture books to read aloud, promote reading and reading aloud as lifelong activities, assist anyone who reads to children with the selection of quality picture books, provide students with practice to improve reading aloud skills, and offer children opportunities to listen and respond to quality literature.