Award Winning Books
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)
Young Adult Literature
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)
(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)
(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.
(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.”