2008 National Book Awards

The 60th Annual National Book Awards were presented November 18, 2009, in New York City.

Fiction: Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann (Random House)
Nonfiction: The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, T. J. Stiles (Knopf)
Poetry: Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy, Keith Waldrop (University of California Press)
Young People's Literature: Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, Phillip Hoose (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

National Book Awards 2007 National Book Awards
2009 National Book Awards


You Can Do It! 5 Tips to Help Make Your Child Self-Sufficient
Follow these tips to help your child become more self-sufficient, and help him learn the skills he'll need to take care of himself.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

8 Freakishly Fun Halloween Games
This year, throw the best kid-friendly Halloween bash around! These 8 great Halloween party games for kids will get everyone in a spook-tacular mood.

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks