Featured Awards


  • Agatha Award

    The Agatha Awards honor the traditional mystery--books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The genre is generally characterized by mysteries that contain no explicit sex, excessive gore, or gratuitous violence; usually featuring an amateur detective, they have a confined setting and characters who know one another. Visit the Malice Domestic website to learn more about the Agatha Awards and to see a complete list of winners visit.

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  • ALA Black Caucus Selections

    The Black Caucus of the American Library Association Awards acknowledge outstanding achievement in the presentation of the cultural, historical and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora.

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  • ALA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adult Books

    The Best Books for Young Adults committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has chosen the following books as Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults.

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  • Audie Awards

    The Audie Awards are given by the Audio Publishers Association, a not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to creating a public awareness of the audio publishing industry as well as providing industry professionals with educational opportunities to develop their businesses. Click here to listen to clips of the finalists and winners.

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  • Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards

    First presented in 1967 and customarily announced in June, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children's and young adult literature. Winners are selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. Two Honor Books may be named in each category. On occasion, a book will receive a special citation for its high quality and overall creative excellence. The winning titles must be published in the United States but they may be written or illustrated by citizens of any country. The awards are chosen by an independent panel of three judges who are annually appointed by the Editor of the Horn Book.

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  • Bram Stoker Award

    Each year, the Horror Writer's Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement, named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of the seminal horror work, Dracula. The Stoker Awards were instituted immediately after the organization's incorporation in 1987.

    Be sure to visit the Horror Writer's Association website to see the short story, long fiction, fiction collection, anthology and poetry winners.

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  • Caldecott Medal

    The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Visit the ALA Caldecott Page to see more winners from the past.

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  • Christy Awards

    The Christy Awards are named in honor of Catherine Marshall's novel and of her contribution to growth of the fiction Christians love to read.

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  • Coretta Scott King Award

    The award (or awards) is given to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution. The books promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream. The Award is further designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. To learn more click here.

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  • E.B. White Read Aloud Award

    The E.B. White Read Aloud Award was established in 2004 by The Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) to honor books that its membership felt embodied the universal read aloud standards that were created by the work of the beloved author E.B. White. Source

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  • Edgar Award

    The Edgar Allan Poe Awards are named after the Mystery Writers of America's patron saint, Edgar Allan Poe, and are awarded to authors of distinguished work in various categories of the genre. To learn more about the Edgar Award visit the Mystery Writers of America.

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  • Fiction ALA Notable Books

    Selected by The Notable Books Council of the Reference and User Services Association, division of the American Library Association. For a full list of titles visit the ALA.

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  • Great Graphic Novels

    The Great Graphic Novels/Top Ten for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA."

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  • Hugo Award

    The Hugo Award, also known as the Science Fiction Achievement Award, is given annually by the World Science Fiction Society and is determined by nominations from and a popular vote of its membership. To view a complete listing of Hugo Award winners click here.

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  • Indie Next

    Inspired Recommendations from Indie Booksellers Source

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  • James Beard KitchenAid Book Awards

    The James Beard Foundation Awards recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their field. The Awards are presented by The James Beard Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to furthering the appreciation and practice of fine food and beverage. The James Beard Foundation Awards were established in 1990 through the merging of the two most prominent culinary awards in North America at the time: The R.T. French Tastemaker Cookbook Awards and the Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America.

    To learn more about the James Beard Foundation or the award visit them online at: http://www.jamesbeard.org.

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  • LA Times Hardcover Fiction

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  • LA Times Hardcover Nonfiction

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  • LA Times Paperback Fiction

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  • LA Times Paperback Nonfiction

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  • Library Reads

    The top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love. Source

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  • Man Booker Prize

    The prize aims to award the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. The Man Booker judges are selected from the country's finest critics, writers and academics to maintain the consistent excellence of the prize. To learn more about the Man Booker award visit: http://www.themanbookerprize.com.

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  • Michael L. Printz Award

    The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. Source

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  • Morris Award

    The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. The award's namesake is William C. Morris, an influential innovator in the publishing world and an advocate for marketing books for children and young adults. Bill Morris left an impressive mark on the field of children’s and young adult literature. He was beloved in the publishing field and the library profession for his generosity and marvelous enthusiasm for promoting literature for children and teens. Source

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  • National Book Award for Fiction

    The National Book Awards are given out by the National Book Foundation with the goal of enhancing the public's awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans, and to increase the popularity of reading in general.

    For a complete list of winners visit the National Book Foundation

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  • National Book Award for Nonfiction

    The National Book Awards are given out by the National Book Foundation with the goal of enhancing the public's awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans, and to increase the popularity of reading in general.

    For a complete list of winners visit the National Book Foundation

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  • National Book Award for Poetry

    The National Book Awards are given out by the National Book Foundation with the goal of enhancing the public's awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans, and to increase the popularity of reading in general.

    For a complete list of winners visit the National Book Foundation

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  • National Book Award for Young People's Literature

    The National Book Awards are given out by the National Book Foundation with the goal of enhancing the public's awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans, and to increase the popularity of reading in general.

    For a complete list of winners visit the National Book Foundation

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  • Nebula Award

    The Nebula Awards are given out annually to the best Science Fiction and Fantasy works as judged by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.

    To view all past Nebula Award winners visit: http://www.sfwa.org/awards/

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  • Newbery Medal

    The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Visit the ALSC Newbery Page to see more winners from the past.

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  • Nobel Prize for Literature

    The Nobel Prize in Literature

    Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace. The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden.

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  • Nonfiction ALA Notable Books

    Selected by The Notable Books Council of the Reference and User Services Association, division of the American Library Association. For a full list of titles visit the ALA.

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  • Oprah's Book Club

    Oprah's Book Club selections are chosen by Oprah Winfrey and featured on the Oprah website.

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  • Orbis Pictus Award

    The National Council of Teachers of English established the Orbis Pictus Award to promote and recognize excellence in the writing of nonfiction for children. The name Orbis Pictus commemoriates the work of Johannes Amos Comenius, Orbis Pictus - The World of Pictures (1657), considered to be the first book actually for children. For more information visit: http://www.ncte.org/awards/orbispictus.

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  • PEN/Faulkner Awards

    "When William Faulkner won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1950, he gave a speech memorable for its insistence on the survival of all that is noble in the human spirit, especially the talent and inspiration of the writer. Then he gave away the prize money to establish a fund to support and encourage new fiction writers. The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is the successor to William Faulkner's generosity. It is an award designed to be independent of the demands of the publishing industry, free from all constraints of sales and marketing, free to flow from the judgment of a writer's peers." -- penfaulkner.org

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  • Pulitzer Prize for Biography

    The Pulitzer Prize is named for journalist Joseph Pulitzer and is awarded annually to works determined by the Pulitzer Prize Board to be distinguished.

    For a complete list of winners go to http://www.pulitzer.org

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  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

    The Pulitzer Prize is named for journalist Joseph Pulitzer and is awarded annually to works determined by the Pulitzer Prize Board to be distinguished.

    For a complete list of winners go to http://www.pulitzer.org

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  • Pulitzer Prize for History

    The Pulitzer Prize is named for journalist Joseph Pulitzer and is awarded annually to works determined by the Pulitzer Prize Board to be distinguished.

    For a complete list of winners go to http://www.pulitzer.org

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  • Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction

    The Pulitzer Prize is named for journalist Joseph Pulitzer and is awarded annually to works determined by the Pulitzer Prize Board to be distinguished.

    For a complete list of winners go to http://www.pulitzer.org

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  • Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

    The Pulitzer Prize is named for journalist Joseph Pulitzer and is awarded annually to works determined by the Pulitzer Prize Board to be distinguished.

    For a complete list of winners go to http://www.pulitzer.org

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  • Pura Belpre Award

    The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. Source

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  • RITA awards

    The RITA Awards, named after the Romance Writers of America's (RWA) first president, Rita Clay Estrada, are presented annually by the RWA to the best novels in romantic fiction. RITA Award entrants are judged by fellow romance writers for quality in writing and overall excellence.

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  • Schneider Family Book Award

    The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for children and adolescent audiences.

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  • Scott O'Dell Award

    The Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction was established in 1982. The annual award goes to a meritorious book published in the previous year for children or young adults. Scott O'Dell established the award to encourage other writers to focus on historical fiction. Visit the website to learn more..

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  • Spur Awards

    The Spur Awards are given annually for distinguished writing about the American West by the Western Writers of America. To learn more about the Spur Awards or to see a complete list of winners visit: http://www.westernwriters.org.

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  • The New York Times Children's Chapter Books

    The New York Times Bestsellers — Children's Chapter Books Source

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  • The New York Times Children's Picture Books

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  • The New York Times Children's Young Adult

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  • The New York Times Hardcover Fiction

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  • The New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction

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  • The New York Times Paperback Fiction

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  • The New York Times Paperback Nonfiction

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