ABBY Awards

From the American Booksellers Association:
"The American Booksellers Book of the Year (ABBY) Award was established in 1991 to honor the "hidden treasures" that ABA bookstore members most enjoyed recommending to their customers during the previous year. The children's award was added in 1993. Four ABBY Honor Books were also designated in each category.

"Each winning author received $5,000 and an engraved Tiffany glass prism. Honor Book winners received an ABBY Honor Book memento."

These awards were discontinued in 2000 and renamed the Book Sense Awards.

WINNERS

Year
Adult Trade
Children's Fiction
1999
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - Wells
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone - Rowling
1998
Cold Mountain - Frazier
The Hat - Brett
1997
Angela's Ashes - McCourt
Lily's Purple Plastic Purse - Henkes
1996
Snow Falling On Cedars - Guterson
Guess How Much - McBrantney
1995
Chicken Soup For The Soul - Canfield and Hansen
The Rainbow Fish - Pfister
1994
Like Water for Chocalate - Esquivel
Stellaluna - Janel
1993
The Bridges of Madison County - Waller
Old Turtle - Wood
1992
Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: A Message from Chief Seattle - Jeffers
1991
The Education of Little Tree - Carter