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Adult (top)

American Library Association Awards

Selected by The Notable Books Council of the Reference and User Services Association, division of the American Library Association

ALA Notable Fiction

ALA Notable Nonfiction

National Book Awards

Given with the goal of enhancing the public's awareness of exceptional fiction books written by fellow Americans

NBA Fiction Award

NBA Nonfiction Award

NBA Poetry Award

Pulitzer Prizes

Awarded annually to works determined by the Pulitzer Prize Board to be distinguished

Pulitzer Prize for Biography

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Pulitzer Prize for History

Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Other Awards

Bram Stoker Awards: Best horror books as presented by the Horror Writer's Association

Christy Awards: Honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction

Edgar Awards: Presented by Mystery Writers of America to distinguished mystery books

Hugo Awards: Given annually by the World Science Fiction Society to the best Science Fiction books

Man Booker Prize: Best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland

PEN/Faulkner Awards: Honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens

Rita Awards: Best novels in romantic fiction

 

Young Adult (top)

American Library Association Awards

Alex Awards: Given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults

Great Graphic Novels: Well-reviewed graphic novels

Margaret A. Edwards Award: Lifetime achievement in young adult literature

Michael L. Printz Award: Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children

Pura Belpré Award: Best portrayal of Latino culture by a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator

Top Ten Young Adult Books: Titles that exemplify the quality and range of literature published for young adults

Other Awards

Illinois High School Students' Choice: Abe Lincoln Award winners and nominees

National Book Award for Young People's Literature: National Book Foundation award for books of exceptional merit written by Americans

 

Teen (top)

American Library Association Awards

Margaret A. Edwards Award: Lifetime achievement in young adult literature

Michael L. Printz Award: Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children

Mildred L. Batchelder Award: Most outstanding book originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, translated into English and published in the United States

Pura Belpré Award: Best portrayal of Latino culture by a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator

Top Ten Young Adult Books: Titles that exemplify the quality and range of literature published for young adults

Other Awards

National Book Award for Young People's Literature: National Book Foundation award for books of exceptional merit written by Americans

 

Kids (top)

American Library Association Awards

Coretta Scott King Award: Inspirational and educational contribution by an African American author and illustrator

John Newbery Medal: Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children

Pura Belpré Award: Best portrayal of Latino culture by a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator

Randolph Caldecott Medal: Most distinguished American picture book for children

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award: Author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished book for beginning readers

Schneider Family Book Award: Artistic expression of the disability experience for children and adolescents

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award: Most distinguished informational book for children

Other Awards

Bluestem Award: Illinois' Children's Choice Award, grades 3-5

Boston Globe Horn Book Awards: Winners in the "Fiction and Poetry" category

Monarch Award: Illinois' Children's Choice Award, grades K-3

National Book Award for Young People's Literature: National Book Foundation award for American books of exceptional merit

Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Award: Illinois' Children's Choice Award, grades 4-8

Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction: Books based in the New World for children or young adults

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