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The Grey King by Susan CooperEnglish, 1976
Tan Ar y Comin by T. Llew JonesWelsh, 1976
A String in the Harp by Nancy BondEnglish, 1977
Silver on the Tree by Susan CooperEnglish, 1978
Time Circles by Bette MeyrickEnglish, 1979
Y flwyddyn honno by Dyddgu OwenWelsh, 1979
The Blindfold Track by Frances ThomasEnglish, 1981
Herio'r Cestyll by Gwen Redvers JonesWelsh, 1984
Y llinyn arian by Mair Wynn HughesWelsh, 1984
The Region of the Summer Stars by Frances ThomasEnglish, 1986
Y Llipryn llwyd by Angharad TomosWelsh, 1986
The Snow Spider by Jenny NimmoEnglish, 1987
Tydi Bywyd Yn Boen! by Gwenno HywynWelsh fiction, 1988
Yr Atlas Cymraeg by Dafydd OrwigWelsh non-fiction, 1988
Culhwch ac Olwen by Gwyn ThomasWelsh non-fiction, 1989
Lleuad yn Olau by T. Llew JonesWelsh non-fiction, 1990
Cymru, ddoe a heddiw by Geraint H. JenkinsWelsh non-fiction, 1991
Chwedl Taliesin by Gwyn ThomasWelsh non-fiction, 1993
Sothach a Sglyfath by Angharad TomosWelsh fiction, 1994
The Candle Man by Catherine FisherEnglish, 1995
Geiriadur Gomer I'r Ifanc by D. Geraint LewisWesh non-fiction, 1995
Pam Fi, Duw, Pam Fi? by John OwenWelsh fiction, 1995
Cities in the Sea by Sian LewisEnglish, 1997
Dyddiau Cwn by Gwen Redvers JonesWelsh fiction, 1998
Pam fi eto, Duw? by John OwenWelsh fiction, 1999
Rhian's Song by Gillian DrakeEnglish, 1999
Chwedlau O'r Gwledydd Celtaidd by Rhiannon IfansWelsh non-fiction, 2000
Llinyn Trôns by Bethan GwanasWelsh fiction, 2001
The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-HollandEnglish, 2001
Georgie by Malachy DoyleEnglish, 2002
Poeth by Non ap EmlynWelsh non-fiction, 2002
Dewi Sant by Rhiannon IfansWelsh non-fiction, 2003
The Story of Dafydd ap Gwilym by Gwyn ThomasWelsh non-fiction, 2004
The Seal Children by Jackie MorrisEnglish, 2005
Tirion's Secret Journal by Jenny SullivanEnglish, 2006
Dark Tales from the Woods by Daniel MordenEnglish, 2007
Finding Minerva by Frances ThomasEnglish, 2008
Annwyl Smotyn Bach by Lleucu RobertsWelsh seconday, 2009
Codi bwganod by Rhiannon WynWelsh secondary, 2010
Yr Alarch Du by Rhiannon WynWelsh seconday, 2012
Tree of Leaf and Flame by Daniel MordenEnglish, 2013
Welsh Cakes and Custard by Wendy WhiteEnglish, 2014
Cowgirl by G. R. GeminEnglish, 2015

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The Tir na n-Og Awards are a set of annual children's literary awards in Wales, established in 1976. They are presented by the Welsh Books Council to the best books published during the preceding calendar year in each of three awards categories, one English-language and two Welsh-language. Their purpose is "[to raise] the standard of children's and young people's books and to encourage the buying and reading of good books." There is no restriction to fiction or prose.

The awards are named for Tír na nÓg, the "Land of the Young", an otherworldly realm in Irish mythology.

The English-language award honours one book with an "authentic Welsh background" whose original language is English.

Until 1986 there was a single Welsh-language award. Since 1987 there have been two Welsh-language awards, Fiction and Nonfiction awards, 1987-2005, and Primary Sector and Secondary Sector awards since 2006. They are presented at the annual Urdd National Eisteddfod, recently during the first week of June.

Between 1976 and 1991, the English award was withheld on seven occasions, and the Welsh award once. All three awards have been conferred every year since 1992.

A complete list of winners is available on Wikipedia.

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