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Awards and Book Lists to read but don't know what to pick up?

Click on one of these sites or come see the Library staff.

Many of these lists are on your P drive.

Colorado Blue Spruce Awards the most

      popular books among middle and high school 

      students in the State of Colorado

      Mackin Book Talks

State Book Awards

General Excellence:

American Library Association numerous  

      awards in many categories for young adults

       (most of these are saved on your P drive)

      Alex Written for adults but appeal to teens

      Best Books for Young Adults

      Best Fiction for Young Adults

      Andrew Carnegie Medal - Adult Fic & NonFic

      Margaret A. Edwards lifetime achievement   

      of an author

      Morris Award - Debut YA Novel

      Newbery American Literature for children

      Outstanding Books for the College Bound

      Popular Paperbacks Lots of different topics

      Printz Best YA literature

      Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

      Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

      Teens Top Ten YA literature

Bankstreet fiction, nonfiction, and poetry awards

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award children’s & YA literature

Cilip Carnegie Medal outstanding book for children/young people

JHunt Award YA literature

National Book Award recognizes books of 

exceptional merit written by Americans

Pulitzer Prize distinguished American literary works of different categories

USBBY Outstanding International Books list

Education Associations or Disciplines:

International Reading Association

National Council for the Social Studies

Am. Assoc. for the Advancement of Science

Diversity (cultures, disabilities, ethnicity, religion, sexuality):

Amelia Bloomer Project feminist activism

American Indian Youth Services Literature Award About Native Am. by writers connected with Native communities

Américas Book Award About Latin Americans, Caribbeans, or US Latinos/Latinas

Asian-Pacific American Award for Literature

Coretta Scott King Award Best African-Am. titles by African-Am.

Dolly Gray Award Developmental Disabilities

ECPA Awards Evangelical Christian

Henry Bergh Book Award  promote the humane ethic of compassion and respect for all living things

Jane Addams Peace Association promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races

Lambda Literary Awards Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature

Middle East Book Award Contribute to an understanding of the Middle East

Mildred L. Batchelder Award Best in translated children's books

National Jewish Book Award Jewish Experience

Oyate Not an award – Native Americans

Pura Belpré Award About US Latino/Latina experience by Latina/Latino

Schneider Family Book Award Disability Experience

Skipping Stones Award Best-of list on ecology and cultural diversity

Sydney Taylor Jewish Experience

Tomás Rivera Award Mexican-American experience for children

I just read ... What should I read Next?   The Book Seer

Flashlight-Various book lists

Series information

Made into movies

Genre Awards:

Agatha Awards Mysteries - YA category

Eisner Awards Graphic novels & comics

Fleischman Award Humorous titles

Golden Duck Science Fiction (scroll down on site)

Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Hugo Award Science Fiction

Mystery Writers of America several awards

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award

Nebula Award Science Fiction & Fantasy

Norton Awards YA Fantasy/Sci Fi

O'Dell Award Historical Fiction

Romance Writers of America several awards

Spur Awards Western Writers

Stoker Awards Horror - YA category


if you like & teen lists



Beebe Library Click Booklists (left side)



books for teens on topics



 Graphic Novels





Science Fiction & Fantasy

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature

Last updated February 22, 2017