Award Winners

Click on each awards list to discover the winning titles.

Alex Award

Best adults books for teens.

Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

Best audio books for teens.

Amelia Bloomer List

An annual booklist of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth through 18.  Presented by the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association.

Américas Award

The Américas Award was founded in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States.

American Indian Youth Literature Award

An award to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians.

Arab American Book Awards

The Arab American Book Awards is a literary program created to honor books written by and about Arab Americans. Presented by Arab American National Museum.

Asian/Pacific American Award

To honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit. Presented by the Asian/Pacific American Library Association.

Best Fiction for Young Adults

Best fiction for teens.

Boston Globe Horn Book Award

Awarded to the best titles in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction.

Coretta Scott King Award

Presented to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

Edgar Awards: Young Adult

Awarded by the Mystery Writers of America to the best in the genre for young adults.

Excellence in Science Books Award

The AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books, awarded by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), celebrate outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults.

Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Best comics & graphic novels for teens.

Margaret A. Edwards Award

Authors and works who have had the most impact on teen literature.

Mass Book Awards

The Massachusetts Book Awards recognize significant works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s/young adult literature published by Commonwealth residents or about Massachusetts subjects.

Middle East Book Awards

Presented by the Middle East Book Council, this awards recognizes books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to understanding of the Middle East.

Morris Award

Best first time authors for teens.

National Book Awards: Young People’s Literature

An American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation.

National Jewish Book Award: Young Adult Literature

Presented annually by the Jewish Book Council to authors of titles with Jewish content.

Nonfiction Award

Best nonfiction titles for teens.

Odyssey Award

Best audiobooks for kids and teens.

Outstanding Books for the College Bound

The best of the best titles across the academic disciplines for teens, parents, educators, & adults.

Printz Award

Selected for literary quality.

Pura Belpré Award

Presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Rainbow List

A bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18. Presented by the GLBTRT Roundtable of the American Library Association.

South Asia Book Award

To encourage and commend authors and publishers who produce high-quality children’s and young adult books are published that portray South Asia or South Asians living abroad.

Stonewall Book Award

The best of GBLTQIA+ literature, including awards for young adult titles.

Teens Top Ten

Top ten titles voted on by teens for teens.