Award Winners Lists

 Looking for great reads or a new subject to explore?

Check out these award winners and special selections from many different genres.


Audie Awards – Audio Books
Given by the Audio Publishers Association to the best in the audio publishing industry
National Book Awards – Fiction, Non-Fiction & Poetry
An American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation
Man Booker Prize – Promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year Nebula Award – Sci Fi & Fantasy
Given annually by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. to the best Science Fiction and Fantasy works
Bram Stoker Award – Horror
Presented by the Horror Writer’s Association for superior achievement
Oprah’s Book Club – Selections chosen by Oprah Winfrey
Christy Awards – Christian Fiction
Honoring & promoting excellence in Christian Fiction
PEN/Faulkner Award – One of the highest honors available to American Fiction writers
Edgar Award – Mystery
Awarded to authors of distinguished work in various categories of the mystery genre
Pulitzer Prize – Honoring excellence in journalism and the arts in multiple categories
Hugo Award – Science Fiction
aka Science Fiction Achievement Award given annually by the World Science Fiction Society
Spur Awards – Western
Given by the Western Writers of American annually for distinguished writing about the American West
James Beard KitchenAid Book Awards – CulinaryRecognizes culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their field and dedication to furthering the appreciation and practice of fine food and beverage Stonewall: Book Awards – LBGT
Honoring books of exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience




ALA  Alex Awards – Given to ten books written for adults that have a special appeal to young adults 12-18 Coretta Scott King Award – Given to an African American author and an African American Illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution
ALA Great Graphic Novels – List of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for 12-18 year olds E.B. White Read Aloud Award – Honors books that reflect the universal read aloud standards that were created by the work of E.B. White
Margaret A. Edwards Award – Honors an author’s lifetime achievement for books that have sustained popularly over a period of time Ezra Jack Keats Awards – Awarded to new writers and illustrators to recognize and encourage emerging talent in the field of children’s books
National Book Award for Young People’s Literature – Given by the National Book Foundation to enhance the public’s awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans The Giverny Award – Given annually to the book selected as the best children’s science picture book
Newbery Medal – Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children Golden Kite Award – Recognizes excellence in children’s literatures in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, picture book text, and picture book illustration
Printz Awards – For a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature


Boston Globe Horn Book Awards – One of the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature in three categories: picture book, fiction and poetry Scott O’Dell Award – Given to a meritorious book for children and young adults that encourages writers to focus on historical fiction
Caldecott Medal – Awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children Theodor Seuss Geisel Award – Given to authors and illustrators of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the U.S.
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