Award-Winning Books

Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of a 19th-century English illustrator, Randolph Caldecott. The medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Booker Prize

The leading literary award in the English speaking world, which has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over 50 years. Awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

National Book Award

The National Book Awards recognize the best of American literature, raising the cultural appreciation of great writing in the country while advancing the careers of both established and emerging writers.

Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for an 18th-century British bookseller, John Newbery. The medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Nobel Prize for Literature

The Nobel Prize for Literature is given to the author that has written a book that has "conferred the greatest benefit on mankind" in the previous year.

PEN/Faulkner Award

The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is a national prize honoring the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year.

Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction recognizes distinguished fiction published in book form by an American author, preferably dealing with American life.

Book Lists

Modern Library Top 100

The goal of the “100 Best” project was to get people talking about great books— more than 400,000 avid readers rushed online to cast votes for their favorite books.

Guardian Top 100

Take a look at a list of the top 100 books of all time, nominated by writers from around the world .

Great Books Index

An index to online Great Books in English translation.

Book Clubs

Oprah Book Club

Link to current book club selection, lists of past selections, and books featured on Oprah and in O: the Oprah magazine.

Reese's Book Club

Every month, Reese chooses a story she loves and announces it as her pick.

Chapter-A-Day (NPR)

Started in 1931, "Chapter a Day" is WPR's longest-running program. Jim Fleming, Norman Gilliland, Susan Sweeney and Michele Good read a chapter from a book for a half hour each weekday.

Book Discussion Guides

Baker Publishing

Free discussion guides for books released by Baker Publishing.

Reading Group Choices

Reading Group Choices selects books and suggests discussion topics for reading groups.

Reading Group Guides

Link to the Reading Group Guides from the Bookreporter website.

Reading Group Gold

The destination for reading group news, sweepstakes and giveaways, early copies of upcoming books, and reading guides for select titles from Macmillan.

Book Reviews

Book Page

The online version of the book review magazine.


The Internet resource dedicated to new titles, new authors, and the general scoop on the book industry! Use this site to search book reviews, read about the latest releases, watch author video clips, and learn about upcoming book events.


Fantastic Fiction

Search and browse bibliographies of over 50,000 bestselling fiction authors, with the latest books and series information.