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Bestsellers Lists

For bestsellers lists with links to the library's holdings and the ability to place holds, see the library's online catalog.

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

Publishers Weekly

Awards

Children's Literature Awards

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.

Literature Awards

For lists of award winning titles with links to the library's holdings and the ability to place holds, see the library's online catalog.

Christy Awards
Created to nurture and encourage creativity and quality in fiction written from a Christian worldview.

Crime Fiction Awards
Listing of annual awards given by organizations all over the world to recognize outstanding writing in the field of mystery, suspense, thriller and crime fiction.

Edgar Awards
Prize presented by the Mystery Writers of America to works that honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film and theater published or produced in the previous year. Includes juvenile and young adult works.

Man Booker Prize
Prize awarded for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the UK.

National Book Awards

National Book Critics Circle Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Honors the best work of fiction published by an American writer.

Pulitzer Prize

RITA Awards
Awarded by the Romance Writers of America.

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
For each genre, Science Fiction Awards Database provides a listing of annual awards and displays current and past winners.

Spur Awards
Awarded by the Western Writers of America.

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