Waterville Public Library

Book Award Winners

"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life."" ~Helen Exley

Man Booker Prize - the ultimate accolade for many writers

National Book Award - recognition for the best of American literature

Newbery Medal & Honor Books - the first children's book award in the world

Nobel Prizes in Literature - give to "the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”

Pulitzer Prize - honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917

Alex Award - titles with special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18; Waterville's own Ron Currie is a recipient



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