Award Winning Books

Children’s Literature

Newbery Medal and Honor Books

(US) The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given to the author of an outstanding American book for children. (Official website)

The Caldecott Medal and Honor Books

(US) The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. (Official website)

CBCA (Children’s Book Council of Australia) Younger Readers

These awards are given to an outstanding book of fiction, drama or poetry for readers who have developed independent reading skills but are still developing in literary appreciation. Generally, books in this category will be appropriate in style and content for readers from the middle and upper primary years. (Official website)

The Carnegie Medal

(UK) The Carnegie Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people. (Official website)

The Kate Greenaway Medal

(UK) The Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded for distinguished illustration in a book for children. (Official website)

Young Adult Literature

The Alex Awards

(US) Given to ten adult books which would appeal to young adult readers. Awarded in January each year. (Official website)

The Margaret A Edwards Award

(US) Honours an author’s lifetime achievement for writing books that have been popular with teens over a period of time. Awarded in January each year. (Official website)

The Michael L Printz Award

(US) Given to the author of the book that best exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. Awarded in January each year. (Official website)

The Morris Award

(US) First started in 2009, this award honours a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. (Official website)

CBCA (Children’s Book Council of Australia) Older Readers

These awards are given to outstanding books of fiction, drama or poetry which require of the reader a degree of maturity to appreciate the topics, themes and scope of emotional involvement. Generally, books in this category will be appropriate in style and content for readers in their secondary years of schooling (Y10-13) (Official website)

Adult Literature

The Nobel Prize for Literature

Given to an internationally acclaimed author each year. Announced in October. (Official website)

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Nominated by public libraries in cities around the world, this award is given each year to one novel written or translated into English. (Official website)

The Man Booker Prize

England and the Commonwealth Nations. Announced in October each year. (Official website)

The Pulitzer Prize

(US) Awarded each year to the best fiction book. Announced in April each year. (Official website)

The Hugo Awards

(US) Awarded in August each year, and also known as the Science Fiction Achievement Award. (Official website)

The Agatha Awards

(US) The Agatha Award honours the “traditional mystery”. That is to say, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie as well as others. For their pruposes, the genre is loosely defined as mysteries that: contain to explicit sex, no excessive gore or gratuitous violence. (Official website)

The Edgar Award

(US) Named after Edgar Allan Poe, this award is presented each spring by the Mystery Writers of America for the best mystery fiction, non-fiction, TV, film & theatre.

The Costa Awards

(UK) “The Costa Book Awards is one of the UK’s most prestigious and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.”

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