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.
Weekly lists of the Publishers Weekly Bestsellers in over ten categories including fiction, nonfiction, children's book and biographies.
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.
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.
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.
Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
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.