"Best of" Lists
National Book Award for Young People's Literature Winners, Finalists
Every November, the National Book Foundation's panel of judges awards the National Book Award to authors in several categories, including Young People's Literature. The judges consider books written by American citizens published in the United States by American publishers between Dec. 1 of the previous year and Nov. 30 of the current year. Check out our list of children's and young-adult books that were recent winners or finalists.