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Genealogy & Historical Resources

  • Booker Prize:   Awarded to the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. 
  • National Book Awards:  Annual awards for the best in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature.
  • Nobel Laureates:  Awarded annually for an outstanding body of work in the field of literature.
  • Notable Books for Adults:  An annual list of approximately 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for the adult reader.
  • ​PEN/Faulkner Awards:  PEN/Faulkner was founded in 1980 by writers to honor their peers and is now the largest juried award for fiction in the U.S.
  • ​Pulitzer Prize:  The Pulitzer Prize includes annual awards for fiction, drama, poetry, nonfiction, etc.
  • Agatha Awards:  For the best in Mystery Fiction.
  • Bram Stoker Awards:  Given by the Horror Writers Association.
  • Christy Awards:  Award for Christian fiction.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Awards:  The award is given by Mystery Writers of America.
  • Hugo Awards:  Officially called the Science Fiction Achievement Award™, it is given annually by the World Science Fiction Society.
  • Nebula Awards:  Presented by the Science Fiction Writers of America to acknowledge excellence in science fiction writing.
  • RITA Awards:  Presented annually by the Romance Writers of America to the best novels in romantic fiction.
  • Spur Awards:  Given annually by the Western Writers of America for distinguished writing about the American West.
  • World Fantasy Awards:  Presented by members of the World Fantasy Convention to acknowledge excellence in fantasy writing.


  • Caldecott Awards:  Awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published in the United States during the preceding year.
  • Coretta Scott King Award:  Presented annually to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution published during the previous year.
  • Mark Twain Awards:  Established in 1971 by the Missouri Association of School Librarians and the Missouri Library Association, this award recognizes excellence in literature for readers in grades four through six.
  • Michael L. Printz Award:  Awarding annually to honor a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
  • Newbery Awards:  Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
  • Find free eBooks:  1. Project Gutenberg  2. The Internet Archive 3. Baen Free Library (for science-fiction fans) 4. Books In My Phone
  • The New York Times Bestseller List ​has been one of the most popular lists of best-selling books in the United States since it premiered in 1942. The list is compiled from surveys of booksellers across the nation and is divided into a number of categories including Fiction and Nonfiction, hardcover and paperback.
  • FictionDB is an online resource to find your next great read by using all the great information on their site. Use synopses, reviews, read-alikes, and detailed genre classifications to find books.  They offer series lists by an author, by multiple authors, and by publishers.
  • Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.  A few things you can do on Goodreads: 1. See which books your friends are reading. 2. Track the books you're reading, have read, and want to read. 3. Check out your personalized book recommendations. 4. Get suggestions tailored to your literary tastes. 5. Find out if a book is a good fit for you from the community’s reviews.​

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