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Find Your Next Book

Lists that help you find your next favorite book

Bestsellers Lists from Popular Sites

National Indie Bestsellers
Produced just two days after the end of the sales week, this is a current snapshot of what's selling in independent bookstores nationwide.

New York Times Bestsellers
Weekly lists of the New York Times Bestsellers in fiction, nonfiction and children's books. If you see interesting books that are not in the FCPL catalog you can always use this form to suggest a title to be purchased.

Publishers Weekly
Weekly lists of the Publishers Weekly Bestsellers in over ten categories including fiction, nonfiction, children's book and biographies.

National and International Book Awards

Children's Literature Awards

There are a variety of awards for the hundreds of Children's books released each year. Below you will find some of the major awards for both writing and illustration.

Caldecott Medal
Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Award
Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children 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.

Jefferson Cup
The Youth Services Forum of the Virginia Library Association's award for an American biography, historical fiction or history book for young people.

NCTE Orbis Pictus Award
The National Council of Teachers of English award for outstanding nonfiction for children.

Newbery Medal
Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Printz Award
Awarded for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

Pura Belpré Award
Presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays the Latino cultural experience in a work of literature for children and young adults.

Virginia Readers Choice
Awards are presented to noteworthy books in the field of children's/young adult literature representing each of the following reading levels: primary, elementary, middle and high school.

National and International Book Awards

Adult Literature Awards

The following is a sampling of some of the awards presented to authors and narrators who enlighten, entertain, and broaden our perspective on the world. Award descriptions are provided by the group that administers the award. 

In addition to exploring the awards and organizations listed below, Fairfax County Public Library customers have access to more Award lists found in Gale Books and Authors and NoveList Plus. These databases can be found on the Fairfax County Public Library’s website in the listing of A – Z Online Resources. 

Gale Books and Authors | Book Lists | Award Winners
NoveList Plus | Browse By | Award Winners

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