Book and Literary Awards

Adult Book Awards Best Books Lists Best Sellers Lists
Children's Book Awards? Historical Fiction International Publishing
Lifetime Achievement? Magazines Science
Mystery Awards ? Nonfiction Awards
Nonprint Media Awards Poetry Reference Books
State & Other Awards Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Social Studies
Multicultural Literature Awards Traditional Literature (Folklore)

Adult Book Awards

1999 O'Henry Awards

Award Web

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The Pulitzer Prizes

Children's Literature Awards

Book Sense Book of the Year Award (formerly The ABBY Award)
American Booksellers Children's Book of the Year.?

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
Awarded since 1967 by the Boston Globe & Horn Book Magazine.?

Caldecott Medal
The awards are sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children's Division of the American Library Association. The award is given to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book for children published in the United States during the preceding year. Only U.S. citizens or residents are eligible.

Children's Literature Web Guide

International Reading Association Children's Book Awards
The awards are given for an author's first or second published book. Four awards will be
for fiction and non-fiction in two age categories: younger readers (ages 4-10); older readers (ages 10-17). Books from any country written in any language copyrighted during 1999 are considered.

Michael Printz Award
This yearly award is for the book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

Newbery Medal
Sponsored by the American Library Association. Given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to children's literature published during the preceding year. Only U.S. citizens or residents are eligible for this award.

SCBWI Golden Kite Award
Presented by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators to children's book authors and illustrators by their fellows.

Audiovisual Materials Awards

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video
Award to honor outstanding video productions for children released in the preceding year.

APA Audie Awards

Given by ComputED Learning Lab, San Diego. Recognition for innovative and content-rich educational software appropriate for family purchase.

International Publishing

Carnegie Medal [United Kingdom]
Sponsored by The Library Association of the United Kingdom and? presented annually to an outstanding book published in the United Kingdom

Kate Greenaway Medal [United Kingdom]
Presented by The Library Association of the United Kingdom annually for the most distinguished work in the illustration of children's books published in the United Kingdom.

New Zealand Literary Prizes, Awards

Whitbread Award for a Children's Novel [New Zealand]


Paul A. Witty Short Story Award
Awarded to the author of an original short story published for the first time during

SCBWI Magazine Merit Awards
Awarded by Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) each year to honor
members' outstanding original magazine work published during that year.

Multicultural Book Awards

Americas Award

Awarded by CLASP to U.S. work published in the previous year in English or Spanish which authentically or engagingly presents the experiences of individuals in Latin America or the Caribbean or Latinos in the U.S.

Carter G. Woodson Award
Award for the most distinguished social science books appropriate for young readers which depict ethnicity in the United States.

National Jewish Book Awards
The awards include awards for children's books and children's picture books (Louis Posner Memorial Award).

Pura Belpre Award

Nonfiction Awards

The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-Nonfiction
Fiction and poetry; nonfiction; picture books

Children's Book Guild. Award for Nonfiction

Poetry Awards

Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award
Award given every three years to a promising new author of children's poetry

Poetry Society of America Awards (Adult awards)

MARS Best of Free Reference Web Sites

Science Award

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children
National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12.

Science Books & Films Editor's Choice Columns
Includes "Best Books for Children," "Best Books for Junior High
and High School Readers," "Best Films and Videos," and "Editor's Choice Selections"- Paid subscription required

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Awards

Bram Stoker Award
From the Horror Writers Association (HWA). Awards for novel, first novel, long fiction, short story, collections, nonfiction and life achievement, specialty press and Hammer Award.

Hugo Awards
Science fiction awards given from the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS).?

Mythopoeic Awards

SFWA Nebula Awards
Science fiction awards given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.

Traditional Literature (Folklore)

Best books lists for Toddler and Board Books, Picture Books & Early Readers; Middle Readers Young Adult Literature ; General Nonfiction; Science &
Nature; etc..

Booklist: Editor's Choice

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Blue Ribbons Books?
Best of the previous year's literature for children and young
adults. Includes picture books, easy readers, fiction and nonfiction.

Children's Literature-Best Books Lists

Hungry Mind Review. 100 Best 20th-Century American Books
Follow the links to the lists.

YALSA's Outstanding Books for the College Bound

YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults 2000

2000 YALSA Teens' Choice for Top 10 Books

Best Sellers Lists

Amazon Book Company. Children's and Teens Best Sellers

Barnes & Noble. Teens Top 10 Sellers?

Barnes & Noble. Kids Top 10 Sellers