Friday, December 7, 2018

Jan to April Book Awards 2019

Book Award Winners! Book Awards Winners! Many more will be announced this winter. Be in the know with our handy list below, divided by age groups (Adults, Teens, and Children) for your convenience.



Adult Awards

January

    7th & 29th: Costa Book of https://nebulas.sfwa.org/the Year (UK & Ireland)
    • 5 categories -- First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book - with one of the five winning books selected as the overall Costa Book of the Year.
    27th: ALA Awards at Midwinter Meeting Event
    • ALA/RUSA Listen List
      • List of 12 audio books in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Plays. BONUS: It includes listen-alikes to lead listeners to additional audio experiences. To be eligible, titles must be available for purchase and circulation by libraries.
    • ALA/RUSA Notable Books 
      • List of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry books for the adult reader.
    • ALA/RUSA Reading List
      • 8 categories -- Adrenaline Titles (Suspense, Thrillers, and Action Adventure), Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, and Women’s Fiction. 


    February

    10th: GRAMMYs: Best Spoken Word Album
    • 1 audio book is chosen.
    Bonus: Around this time, the Nebula shortlist is announced!
    • List of 30 titles in outstanding science fiction and fantasy in 6 categories -- Novel, Novella, Novelette, Short Story, Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.

    March

    14th: National Book Critics Circle Awards (announced at conference)
    • 6 categories -- Autobiography, Biography, Criticism, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry.
    ???: Canada Reads
    • Five books, five champions, one winner: Canada Reads is a "literary Survivor," with celebrities championing books. Books are voted "off the bookshelf," one each day, until one book is chosen as the title the whole country should read this year. Every March, specific date not yet announced.

    April

    5th: Benjamin Franklin Awards
    • 41 subject categories (all Adult except for 2 Children, 2 Young Readers and 2 Teens) and best first book for new publisher in Fiction, Nonfiction and Children/Young Adult. 
    15th: Pulitzer Prize
    • 21 categories across Journalism, Books, Drama and Music.
    20th: L.A. Times Book Prize
    • 10 categories -- First Fiction, Biography, Autobiographical Prose, Current Interest, Fiction, Graphic Novels/Comics, History, Mystery/Thriller, Poetry, Science & Technology, and Young Adult Literature.
    25th: Edgar Awards (Mystery)
    •  14 categories -- Novel, First Novel, Paperback Original, Fact Crime, Critical/Biographical, Short Story , Juvenile, Young Adult, TV Episode, Robert L. Fish Memorial, Mary Higgins Clark, Grand Master, Raven Awards, and Ellery Queen Award.

      Teen Awards

      January

      7th: Costa Book of the Year (UK & Ireland)
      • 1 of the 5 categories is "Children's Book" which can be for ages 0-18.
        28th: ALA Youth Media Awards (Midwinter)
        29th: Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
        29th: Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
        29th: Scott O'Dell Award (Historical Fiction)
          ???: Walter Dean Myers Award (Presented by We Need Diverse Books)
          • Outstanding titles for teens and young readers who celebrate diversity. Always announced in January. No specific date currently given.

          February

          14th: Cybils Awards
          • 12 categories including Middle-Grade Fiction, Junior/Senior High Non-Fiction, Young Adult Graphic Novels, Young Adult Fiction, and Young Adult Speculative Fiction.

          April

          5th: Benjamin Franklin Awards
          • 41 subject categories (all Adult except for 2 Children, 2 Young Readers and 2 Teens) and best first book for new publisher in Fiction, Nonfiction and Children/Young Adult. 
          15th: Pulitzer Prize
          • 21 categories across Journalism, Books, Drama and Music.
          20th: L.A. Times Book Prize
          • 10 categories including one in Young Adult Literature.
          25th: Edgar Awards (Mystery)
          •  14 categories, one of which is Young Adult.


          Children Awards

          January

          7th: Costa Book of the Year (UK & Ireland)
          • 1 of the 5 categories is "Children's Book" which can be for ages 0-18.
          28th: ALA Youth Media Awards (Midwinter)

          29th: Scott O'Dell Award (Historical Fiction)
          ???: Charlotte Zolotow Award (Picture Books)
          ???: Walter Dean Myers Award (Diversity Titles presented by We Need Diverse Books)

          February

          14th: Cybils Awards
          • 12 categories including Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books, Elementary/Middle Grade Non-Fiction, Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels, Elementary/Middle-Grade Speculative Fiction, Fiction Picture Books and Board Books.

          April

          5th: Benjamin Franklin Awards
          • 41 subject categories (all adult except for 2 children, 2 young readers and 2 teens) and best first book for new publisher in fiction, nonfiction and Children/Young Adult. 
          20th: L.A. Times Book Prize
          • 10 categories including one in Young Adult Literature.
          25th: Edgar Awards (Mystery)
          •  14 categories, one of which is Juvenile.
          • The Jane Addams Children's Book Award annually recognizes children's books of literary and aesthetic excellence that effectively engage children in thinking about peace, social justice, global community, and equity for all people.


          Want More?


          You can find the complete list of awards in our previous post, the Ultimate Book Awards Calendar. The specific dates aren't listed because they change every year, but stay tuned for our next installment (May-August) in April!

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