Kansas Notable Books

Notable Books

The Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding titles by Kansas authors or about Kansas. It is the only honor for Kansas books by Kansans, highlighting our lively contemporary writing community and encouraging readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among us.

A committee of KCFB Affiliates, Fellows, and authors of previous Notable Books identifies these titles from among those published the previous year, and the State Librarian makes the selection for the final List. A reception and medal awards ceremony honor the books and their authors and illustrators.

Throughout the award year, KCFB promotes all the titles on that year's List electronically, at literary events, and among librarians and booksellers.

    Selecting the Books
    The Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding titles by Kansas authors or about Kansas. It is the only honor for Kansas books by Kansans, highlighting our lively contemporary writing community and encouraging readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among us.

    A committee of Kansas Center for the Book (KCFB) affiliates, fellows, and authors of previous notable books identifies these titles from among those published the previous year, and the state librarian makes the selection for the final list. A reception and medal awards ceremony honor the books and their authors and illustrators.

    Throughout the award year, KCFB promotes all the titles on that year's list electronically, at literary events, and among librarians and booksellers.

    See the book lists by year in the navigation bar (at left on computer, or below on a mobile device).  Any posters, press releases, or other materials are also available on those pages.