Book Awards » National Book Award - Young Reader's Literature

National Book AwardCategories: Poetry, Young Reader's Literature, General Nonfiction, Literary Fiction
The National Book Awards were first awarded in 1950 by a consortium of American book publishers. The mission of the nonprofit National Book Foundation, which now oversees the awards, is to “celebrate the best of American literature, expand its audience, and to enhance cultural value of good writing in America”. The awards are presented each Fall in 4 genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. Winners receive a $10,000 cash prize and a crystal sculpture.

2015

Challenger Deep
Challenger Deep
Author: Neal Shusterman
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1


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2014

Brown Girl Dreaming
Brown Girl Dreaming
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
 9


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2013

The Thing About Luck
The Thing About Luck
Author: Cynthia Kadohata
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1


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2012

Goblin Secrets
Goblin Secrets
Author: William Alexander
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1


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2011

Inside Out and Back Again
Inside Out and Back Again
Author: Thanhha Lai
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 8


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2010

Mockingbird
Mockingbird
Author: Kathryn Erskine
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 8


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2009

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Author: Phillip Hoose
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 2


Other Versions: Audio CD (Unabridged), Audio CD (Library), Audio CD (Library), Hardcover

2008

What I Saw And How I Lied
What I Saw And How I Lied
Author: Judy Blundell
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 18


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2007

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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2006

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation, Vol 1: The Pox Party
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation, Vol 1: The Pox Party
Author: M.T. Anderson
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 23


Other Versions: Audio CD (Unabridged), Audio CD, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover

2005

A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (Penderwicks, Bk 1)
A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (Penderwicks, Bk 1)
Author: Jeanne Birdsall
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 44


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2004

Godless
Godless
Author: Pete Hautman
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 20


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2003

The Canning Season (National Book Award for Young People's Literature (Awards))
The Canning Season (National Book Award for Young People's Literature (Awards))
Author: Polly Horvath
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3


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2002

The House of the Scorpion
The House of the Scorpion
Author: Nancy Farmer
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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2001

True Believer
True Believer
Author: Virginia Euwer Wolff
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3


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2000

Homeless Bird
Homeless Bird
Author: Gloria Whelan
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 15


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1999

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
Author: Kimberly Willis Holt
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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1998

Holes
Holes
Author: Louis Sachar
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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1997

Dancing on the Edge
Dancing on the Edge
Author: Han Nolan
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 17


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1996

Parrot in the Oven : mi vida
Parrot in the Oven : mi vida
Author: Victor Martinez
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2


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