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Book Awards

Richland Library has hundreds of award-winning authors and stories for you to access and uncover.

Children's Awards

Caldecott Awards honors the most notable children’s book author. Find the 2013 Caldecott Awards winners at Richland Library including John Klassen's This is Not My Hat.

The Newbery Medal and Honor Awards acknowledge an author with a distinguishing contribution to children’s literature. Check out some of novels that your public library offers from these winners including Laura Amy Schlitz's  Splendors and Glooms.

[Theodor Seuss] Geisel Award honors the best authors and illustrators for reading rookies. Catch Ethan Long's award-winning book, Up, Tall, and High, in our new books for children.

Mystery Awards

Edgar Allan Poe Awards acknowledges the best mystery fiction and non-fiction including Bomb: The Race to Buld-and Steel the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin.

The Agatha Awards ‘honor traditional mystery’ novels. See the 2012 Agatha Award Nominees at Richland Library.

Teen Awards

YALSA—Young Adult Libraries Services Association—recognizes authors and novels from various reading levels giving teens a chance to choose a book that best suits them. Check out the available books by the 2013 winners.

The Michael L. Printz Award honors the best books and authors for teens. Your library has this year's winner, In Darkness, by Nick Lake.

The Schneider Family Book Award honors authors or illustrators whose work expresses the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. Check out award winning Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John.

Major Literary Awards

Pulitzer recognizes journalists, distinguished publications, and publishers. Your Richland Library has Pulitzer prize winners.

The Man Booker Prize honors the best fiction book of the year. Check out award winner Yann Martel's Life of Pi.

Coretta Scott King Awards honor African American authors and illustrators. Discover  I, Too, Am America by Bryan Collier. 

The Nebula Awards are a set of awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works published in the United States. Check out The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan.

South Carolina Book Awards

The South Carolina Association of School Libraries recognizes the best books to encourage reading amongst children and teens. The South Carolina Book Award is chosen by student votes! See which winners your library offers.

Check out the South Carolina Young Adult Book Award to see the best books for teens voted by South Carolina students. Here are the 2012-2013 nominees.