Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

I can’t help but imagine how many people’s lives have been changed by 100 years of reading your books.  …  I remember how it felt as a child walking into that quiet room and realizing that I could go just about anywhere I wanted.  That room was an escape from the world, and, at the same time a window onto any part of the universe that I chose to explore.  …  I still feel a sense of possibility and experience a feeling that time has stopped when I walk into a library.  I usually don’t have a particular book in mind, but like to wander around and see what I can discover.

Steve Jenkins
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Award Books

Agatha Awards - honors the traditional mystery.

AwardWeb - honors science fiction as well as  mystery, regional and children's literature.

Caldecott Award - honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Edgar Award - honors the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television and film.

Bram Stoker Award - sponsored by the Horrors Writers Association.

Hugo Award - science fiction achievement award.

National Book Award - honors U.S. citizens in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young people's literature.

Newbery Award - honors the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Nobel Prize in Literature - honors the person who "shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction."

PENN/Faulkner - is one of the four major American prizes for fiction in the United States.

Pulitzer Prize - honors an author whose work best depicts American life.

RITA Award - honors romance fiction authors.