Are you thinking of giving books as Christmas gifts? Or maybe you're a librarian who's been assigned to an unfamiliar subject area and you need to know what are considered the newest and best books in that discipline? Well, the list of this year's National Book Award winners and finalists can be very helpful in choosing gift books or learning more about the best books in a subject area. If you're interested in previous winners, take a look at the National Book Development Board's searchable list of award-winning books published from 1980 to 2008. You can also check out the Manila Critics Circle website, which lists winners by category and in chronological order until 2005.