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Critical reputation

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Established critical reputation of texts. This can be done by recording awards the writer has won or including parts of a review, website or published source that mentions that the text or writer is well known or established.


Christchurch City Libraries website has links to Literary Prizes and Awards


Suggested level: Level 1

Violence 101
Denis Wright
NZ Post Book Awards, Best first book, 2009 
Reaching the summit 
Alexa Johnston & David Larsen 
NZ Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults, 2008: Non-fiction honour award 
Hana’s suitcase : a true story
Karen Levine 
2002 Sydney Taylor Book Award; 2003 Children's Book of the Year, Canadian Library Association; 2004 IRA Children's Book Award Notable - Intermediate Nonfiction; 2004 Notable Children's Book
Kit’s wilderness 
David Almond 
2001 - Michael L. Printz Award Winner; 2001 - ALA Notable Children's Book; 2001 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults
Water in the blood
Alan Bunn
Shortlisted in the AIM Children's Book Awards, Fiction, 1991 
The heaven shop
Deborah Ellis
Ontario Library Assoc., Golden Oak Award winner, 2006; Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards, Honors, 2005. 
The outsiders 
S.E. Hinton 
New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Books List, 1967; ALA Best Young Adult Books, 1975 
The whale rider 
Witi Ihimaera 
1987, National Book Data New Zealand Booksellers’ Choice Award
A little piece of ground 
Elizabeth Laird
Middle East Outreach Council Youth Literature Award, 2006, and the U.S. Board on Books for Young People’s Outstanding International Book Award, 2007
Leaving One-Foot Island
Graeme Lay
Finalist, 1999 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 
Secrets in the fire 
Henning Mankell
Winner 2004: IRA (International Reading Association) Notable Books for Global Society award.
Winner of the 2002 Sankei Children's Publishing Culture Award. 
Patricia McCormick
National Book Award finalist, 2007
Nicola Morgan
2005 Scottish Arts Council Children's Book of the Year Award; 2005 South Lanarkshire Book Award (shortlist) ; 2005 Stockport Schools' Book Award (shortlist) 
Joanna Orwin
NZ Post Children’s Book Awards, 2002, winner Senior Fiction. 
How I live now 
Meg Rosoff
Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2004, winner; 2004
2004 Whibread Children's Book Award (shortlist); 2005 Michael L. Printz Award (US); 2005 Orange First Novel Prize (shortlist) 
Smash! : a racist attack : and friends become enemies
Robert Swindells
Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award 1998
Gangsta rap 
Benjamin Zephaniah 
2006, Manchester Book Award (shortlist) 
Fighting Ruben Wolfe 
Markus Zusak 
ALA Best Book for Young Adults ; Winner of the CCBE Straw Poll for the Printz Award ; Honor Book, Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers ; New South Wales Premier’s Award 
What I saw and how I lied
Judy Blundell
National Book Award winner, 2008.


Suggested Level: Level 2

I know why the caged bird sings
Maya Angelou
nominated for a National Book Award, 1970 
To kill a mockingbird
Harper Lee
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1961. 
Dogside story 
Patricia Grace
Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize for fiction, 2001; Longlisted for the Booker Prize, 2001; Shortlisted in the Montana NZ Book Awards, 2002 
The color purple
Alice Walker 
Pulizter Prize for fiction, 1983; National Book Award, 1983 
Pounamu, pounamu 
Witi Ihimaera 
Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Awards, 1973, 3rd 
Oracle and miracles 
Stevan Eldrid-Grigg
Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Awards, 1988, 2nd place 
Smith’s dream
C.K. Stead
Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Award, 1972, 3rd. 
Empire of the sun
J.G. Ballard
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 1984 
I am not Esther 
Fleur Beale 
NZ Post Children’s Book Award, 1999, Honours 
Noughts and crosses 
Malorie Blackman 
2002 Children's Book Award; 2002 Lancashire County Library Children's Book of the Year Award ;
2002 Sheffield Children's Book Award; 2003 Wirral Children's Book of the Year Award; 2004 Fantastic Fiction Award 
Angela’s ashes 
Frank McCourt
Pulitzer Prize for biography, 1997
Boeke Prize, 1997 
Mr Pip
Lloyd Jones
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction, 2007; Commonwealth Writers Prize, 2007, Best Book; Montana NZ Book Awards, Fiction, 2007 
Life of Pi 
Yann Martel
Booker Prize for Fiction, 2002 
Witi Ihimaera
Montana Book Awards, 1995, 1st 
The book thief 
Marcus Zusak
2007 Boeke Prize 
The road 
Cormac McCarthy
Pulitzer Prize, 2007 
Once were warriors 
Alan Duff
Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Awards, 1991: 2nd 
To the is-land
Janet Frame
Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Awards, 1983: 1st 
Melvin Burgess 
Shortlisted for the Whitbread Award 1997 ; The Carnegie Medal 1997 ; The Guardian Fiction Prize 1997 
Walk in my shoes 
Alwyn Evans 
Shortlisted, Qld Premier's Literary Award, 2005
Ender’s game 
Orson Scott Card 
1985 Nebula Award for best novel; 1986 Hugo Award for best novel
Closed, stranger 
Kate de Goldi 
2000 NZ Post Children's Book Awards, Young Adult section, Honour Award.
The bean trees 
Barbara Kingsolver 
American Library Association Award, 1988 
Maurice Gee 
2005, Deutz Medal For Fiction or Poetry, the Fiction category and joint winner of the Readers' Choice Award Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2006


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