Award-Winning Books

Just because a book won a prize doesn't make it worth reading. Still, it's a reasonable guide—something makes it unique, or a cut above, or important, or just plain fun.

You won't find everything on each of these lists in our catalogue. Some of them we've specifically decided not to carry (usually due to content, availability, or pertinence), but many we just haven't got around to bringing in.

As for the adult-level literary prizes, you'll see our selection is weighted toward works originally published in English. This is due to no prejudice on our part, but to the simple fact that we can't carry every important book ever written. No bookstore can, not even a certain establishment just north of us with pretensions to that claim.

At any rate, these are mostly books to just browse through until something takes your fancy. A lot of the specifically awarded titles are by generally-loved authors, and we often have multiple books by such writers.

If there's anything we don't have that you really think we should, let us know. We're open to expansion, and if we haven't got there already, we're more than willing to have someone else point the way.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
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1 is One
by Tasha Tudor
from Little Simon
for Nursery-Preschool
1957 Caldecott Honor Book
in Board Books (Location: PIC-BOARD)
A Story, A Story
by Gail E. Haley
Reprint from Aladdin Paperbacks
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
1971 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.79
ABC Bunny
by Wanda Gág
from University of Minnesota
Word Books for 1st-3rd grade
1934 Newbery Honor Book
in Alphabet & Counting Books (Location: PIC-ALPH)
$12.71
Abel's Island
by William Steig
from Square Fish Publishing
Animal Fantasy for 3rd-5th grade
1977 Newbery Honor Book
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$5.94
Abraham Lincoln
by Clara Ingram Judson
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Biography for 3rd-7th grade
1951 Newbery Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Abraham Lincoln
by Edgar & Ingri D'Aulaire
75th Anniversary Edition from Beautiful Feet Books
Picture Book Biography for 3rd-6th grade
1940 Caldecott Medal winner
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$15.26
Abraham Lincoln's World
by Genevieve Foster, expanded by Joanna Foster
from Beautiful Feet Books
Historical Non-fiction for 7th-10th grade
1945 Newbery Honor Book
in American Civil War (1860-1865) (Location: HISA-19CW)
$21.95
Across Five Aprils
by Irene Hunt
from Berkley Books
Historical Fiction for 6th-9th grade
1965 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.94 $2.55 (2 in stock)
Across Five Aprils
by Irene Hunt
from Berkley Books
Historical Fiction for 6th-9th grade
1965 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.94 $2.55 (3 in stock)
Across Five Aprils
by Irene Hunt
from Follett
Historical Fiction for 6th-9th grade
1965 Newbery Medal winner, 1964 Charles Follett Award
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$6.80 (1 in stock)
Adam of the Road
Puffin Newbery Library
by Elizabeth Gray
from Puffin Books
Historical Fiction for 4th-8th grade
1943 Newbery Medal winner
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$7.64 $4.25 (2 in stock)
Adam of the Road
Puffin Modern Classics
by Elizabeth Gray
from Puffin Books
Historical Fiction for 3rd-8th grade
1943 Newbery Medal winner
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$6.79
Adventures of Beekle
by Dan Santat
from Little, Brown & Company
2015 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$16.14
After the Rain
by Norma Fox Mazer
from HarperTeen
for 6th-8th grade
1988 Newbery Honor Book
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
After Tupac & D Foster
by Jacqueline Woodson
Reprint from Puffin Books
for 6th-9th grade
2009 Newbery Honor Book
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Afternoon of the Elves
by Janet Taylor Lisle
Reprint from Atheneum
for 3rd-7th grade
1990 Newbery Honor Book
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$6.79
Age of Innocence
by Edith Wharton
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 10th-Adult
1921 Pulitzer Prize winner
in Clearance: Literature (Location: ZCLE-LIT)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Ageless Story
by Lauren Ford
from Dodd, Mead
1940 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
by Leo Lionni
Reissue from Dragonfly Books
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
1970 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.79
All Around the Town
by Phyllis McGinley, illustrated by Helen Stone
from J.B. Lippincott Co.
1949 Caldecott Honor Book
All Falling Down
by Gene Zion, illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham
from HarperCollins
1952 Caldecott Honor Book
All in the Morning Early
by Sorche Nic Leodhas, illustrated by Evaline Ness
from Henry Holt and Company
1964 Caldecott Honor Book
All Sail Set
by Armstrong Sperry
from David R. Godine
Nautical Fiction for 4th-8th grade
1936 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$12.71 $8.50 (2 in stock)
All the World
by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee
1st edition from Beach Lane Books
for Preschool-3rd grade
2010 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Alma and How She Got Her Name
by Juana Martine-Neal
from Candlewick Press
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Along Came a Dog
by Meindert DeJong & Maurice Sendak
from HarperCollins
Realistic Animal Fiction for 4th-8th grade
1959 Newbery Honor Book
in Animal Stories (Location: FIC-ANI)
$6.80 (1 in stock)
Alphabatics
by Suse MacDonald
Reprint from Aladdin Paperbacks
for Nursery-1st grade
1987 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Alphabet City
by Stephen T. Johnson
from Puffin Books
for Nursery-2nd grade
1996 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Always Room for One More
by Sorche Nic Leodhas
from Henry Holt and Company
for Preschool-3rd grade
1966 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$9.34
Amazing Bone
by William Steig
from Square Fish Publishing
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
1977 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$8.99
America Is Born
A History for Peter #1
by Gerald W. Johnson
from Yesterday's Classics
for 7th-12th grade
1960 Newbery Honor Book
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
America Moves Forward
A History for Peter #3
by Gerald W. Johnson
from Yesterday's Classics
for 4th-7th grade
in New Nation (1783-1800) (Location: HISA-18NN)
America's Ethan Allen
by Stewart H. Holbrook
9th printing from Houghton Mifflin
Picture Book Biography for 4th-6th grade
1950 Caldecott Honor Book
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$10.20 (1 in stock)
American ABC
by Maud & Miska Petersham
from Macmillan
1942 Caldecott Honor Book
in Alphabet & Counting Books (Location: PIC-ALPH)
American Plague
by Jim Murphy
from Clarion Books
for 4th-8th grade
2004 Newbery Honor Book, 2004 Robert F. Sibert Medal winner
in 19th Century America (Location: HISA-19C)
$21.99
Americans Before Columbus
by Elizabeth Baity (illustrated by C.B. Falls)
from Viking Press
for 5th-10th grade
1952 Newbery Honor Book
in Ancient America (Location: HISW-ANAM)
Amos Fortune, Free Man
by Elizabeth Yates, illustrated by Nora S. Unwin
from Puffin Books
Realistic Fiction for 4th-8th grade
1951 Newbery Medal winner
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$6.79 $3.83 (2 in stock)
Anansi the Spider
by Gerald McDermott
1st edition from Henry Holt and Company
for 2nd-3rd grade
1973 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.79
Anatole
by Eve Titus
Reprint from Dragonfly Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
1957 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.79
Anatole and the Cat
by Eve Titus, illustrated by Paul Galdone
Reprint from Dragonfly Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
1958 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.79
And Now Miguel
by Joseph Krumgold
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction for 5th-8th grade
1954 Newbery Medal winner
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$5.09
Andy and the Lion
by James Daugherty
from Puffin Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
1939 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$6.79
Angry Moon
by William Sleator, illustrated by Blair Lent
from Little, Brown & Company
1971 Caldecott Honor Book
Animal Family
by Randall Jarrell
Reprint from Pantheon Books
for 3rd-6th grade
1966 Newbery Honor Book
in Animal Stories (Location: FIC-ANI)
Animals of the Bible
by Dorothy P. Lathrop, text selected by Helen Dean Fish
from HarperCollins
for Preschool-3rd grade
1938 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$15.29
Annie and the Old One
by Miska Miles, Peter Parnall
Reprint from Little, Brown & Company
for Nursery-1st grade
1972 Newbery Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$7.64
Anpao
by Jamake Highwater
from HarperCollins
for 5th-9th grade
1978 Newbery Honor Book
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$8.99 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Ape in a Cape
by Fritz Eichenberg
from Houghton Mifflin
1953 Caldecott Honor Book
in Alphabet & Counting Books (Location: PIC-ALPH)
$7.64
Apple and the Arrow
by Conrad & Mary Buff
from Sandpiper Books
Realistic Fiction/Historical Fiction for 4th-6th grade
1952 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$8.49 $5.10 (1 in stock)
Apprentice of Florence
by Ann Kyle
from Houghton Mifflin
for 5th-8th grade
1934 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
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