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Award Winning Books for Children

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Other Awards

Below we have provided a list to several of the awards that are given out each year.

Agatha Awards

The Agatha Awards honor the traditional mystery - books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The genre is generally characterized by mysteries that contain no explicit sex, excessive gore, or gratuitous violence; usually featuring an amateur detective, they have a confined setting and characters who know one another.

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ALSC Notables List

Each year the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, identifies the best of the best in children's books.

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Booker Prize

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction represents the very best in contemporary fiction. One of the world's most prestigious awards, and one of incomparable influence, it continues to be the pinnacle of ambition for every fiction writer. The Booker Prize aims to reward the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. The Man Booker judges are selected from the country’s finest critics, writers and academics to maintain the consistent excellence of the prize.

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Bram Stoker Awards

Each year, the Horror Writer's Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement, named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of the seminal horror work, Dracula.

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Coretta Scott King Award

The Coretta Scott King Book Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Committee of the American Library Association's Ethnic Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT). The award is given to an African American author and an African American illustrator of children's and young adult literature for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution.

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Michael L. Printz Award

The Printz Award is given by the American Library Association to the author of a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

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National Book Award

Through The National Book Awards -- the nation's preeminent literary prize - the National Book Foundation recognizes books of exceptional merit written by Americans.

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National Book Critics Circle

Every year the NBCC presents awards for the finest books and reviews published in English.

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Nebula Awards

The Nebula Awards are administered, voted and presented by the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) to acknowledge excellence in science fiction writing.

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New York Times Bestsellers

The New York Times Best Seller List is a weekly chart that tracks the week's best-selling books in the United States. Unlike some subsequent lists of best sellers, The New York Times list is not based upon total sales figures, but instead upon surveys of a selected sample of retail booksellers.

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