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ISB Main Library: Bangkok Book Awards

BANGKOK BOOK AWARDS - 2019

These new titles are coming to the ISB MS/HS Library soon!!!

About Bangkok Book Awards

The Bangkok Book Awards are run by a group of international school librarians in Bangkok. The award is designed to celebrate excellence in children's global literature and create a shared local community of enthusiastic readers.

The Awards program has four categories:

  • Picture Books
  • Young Reader Books
  • Junior Books
  • Young Adult Books

The books which are shortlisted have been published in the last 5 years and promote diversity of author, theme, genre, setting and narrative style. We hope there is something for everyone to discuss, debate and enjoy.

The following criteria were used to help the shortlisting panel to arrive at a balanced selection of books:

  • Books first published in English in 2014 or later
  • First books in a series
  • Fiction: unrealistic, fantasy, Sci-Fi, Realistic (a variety of genres), non-fiction
  • Variety of formats: poetry, graphic, verse, short stories
  • Geographical: author's origin, country of publication, the setting of the story
  • Diversity: gender, race, culture, ability
  • Translation
  • Global, social issues
  • Thailand or Asian connection

Junior Books - arriving in your library soon

Young Adult Books