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The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing.
Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent
The award is established to affirm new talent and to offer visibility to excellence in writing and/or illustration which otherwise might be formally unacknowledged within a given year within the structure of the two awards given annually by the Coretta Scott King Task Force.
These books affirm new talent and offer visibility to excellence in writing or illustration at the beginning of a career as a published book creator.
John Newbery Medal
The Newbery Medal 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.
Mystery Book Awards
A list of awards for excellence in mystery writing.
Sophie Brody Award
This award is given to encourage, recognize and commend outstanding achievement in Jewish literature.
Stonewall Book Awards
The Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award and the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award are presented to English language books that have exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience.
The Audie Awards
The awards recognize the best in voice narration within categories such as fiction, humour, mystery, romance and business.
The Hugo Awards
Given annually since 1955, the Hugo Award is Science Fiction's most prestigious award. The Hugos are voted on by thousands of members of the current Worldcon which is also responsible for administering them.
The Pulitzer Prize
In the latter years of the 19th century, Joseph Pulitzer stood out as the very embodiment of American journalism. Hungarian-born, an intense indomitable figure, Pulitzer was the most skillful of newspaper publishers, a passionate crusader against dishonest government, a fierce, hawk-like competitor who did not shrink from sensationalism in circulation struggles, and a visionary who richly endowed his profession.
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
Booklist's Top of the List
Every January, Booklist publishes Editors’ Choice: lists of the best books, databases, video/DVDs, and audiobooks of the past year. From these lists, we further select what we call the Top of the List: the single best title in eight categories—adult fiction, adult nonfiction, youth fiction, youth nonfiction, youth picture book, reference source, video/DVD, and audiobook.
Lists of Bests
Lists of Bests is a website that allows you to create and view lists on many different topics such as restaurants, movies, music and also books. You can browse through award lists, definitive lists such as the BBC's "The Big Read", and also users personal lists.
New York Times Best-Seller Lists
A compilation of books, in a variety of genres and formats, that bookstores can't seem to keep on the shelves.
Notable Books for Adults
Since 1944, the goal of the Notable Books Council has been to make available to the nation’s readers a list of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for the adult reader.