Good Reads


A collection of Southfield Library items that have won or been nominated for various literary and other media awards.

Alex Awards

(The ALEX Awards are given annually to books written for adults that also have special appeal to young adult readers.)

Audie Awards

Audie Awards
(The Audio Book of the Year recognizes a title with high-quality content and production values that stands as a benchmark of excellence for the industry.)

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) Awards (NEW 2017 Winners!)

(The awards recognize excellence in adult fiction and nonfiction by African American authors, including an award for Best Poetry and a citation for Outstanding Contribution to Publishing.)

Caldecott Awards (NEW! 2017 Winners!)

(The Randolph Caldecott Medal annually recognizes the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children", beginning with 1937 publications. It is awarded to the illustrator by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association.)

Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature (NEW 2017!)

Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature
(Each year, a select diverse committee of experts from the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature (CSMCL) identifies the best in multicultural books. The mission of the CSMCL is to provide children, teachers, parents, educators, students, and librarians access to multicultural children’s books with high literary and artistic standards.)

Coretta Scott King Book Awards (NEW! 2017 Winners!)

Coretta Scott King Awards
(The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.)

Edgar Awards (NEW 2017 Winners!)

(Mystery Writers of America honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television.)

Hugo Awards

(The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award. The Hugo Awards are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), which is also responsible for administering them. See Hugo Award Categories for a more detailed discussion of the categories.)

James Beard Book Awards

(The James Beard Foundation Awards are annual awards presented by the James Beard Foundation for excellence in cuisine, culinary writing, and culinary education in the United States.)

James Beard Book Winners 2012-present

Newbery Awards (NEW! 2017 Winners!)

(The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.)

Newbery Awards 2012-Present

The Man Booker Prize (New!)

Man Booker Prize
(The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language and published in the UK. A high-profile literary award in British culture, the Booker Prize is greeted with great anticipation and fanfare. It is also a mark of distinction for authors to be selected for inclusion in the shortlist or even to be nominated for the "longlist".)

Man Booker Prize 2012-Present

Michigan Notables (NEW! 2017 Winners!)

Michigan Notable Awards
(Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes.)

Oscars (NEW 2017 Winners!)

(The Academy Awards, or "Oscars", is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.)

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

(The PEN/Faulkner Award honors the best work of fiction published by an American in a single calendar year.)

Winners and Finalists 2012-present

Pulitzer Prize (New 2017 Winners!)

(Honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917. Take a look here for the various categories that can be won.)

YALSA Teens' Top 10

(The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!)


Book Lists

Television and Movies

Audio Books

Book lists for Kids

Book Lists for Teens



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