Category: Awards


The winners of the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals were announced at the British Library in London.

CILIP Carnegie Medal

Buffalo Soldier

Tanya Landman for Buffalo Soldier

 

CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

Shackleton's Journey

William Grill for Shackleton’s Journey

The Children’s Book Council and the International Literacy Association have released the 2015 Children’s Choices List. The list is voted on by over 36,000 children across the United States, who read newly-published books.

This list has been going on for over 40 years, starting in 1974. The pdf of the list is beautifully designed too, something worth printing and having at the Children’s Services desk at your library.

Giving Voice

GalleyCat has the news that Jacqueline Woodson has been named the new Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. She began her two-year tenure at the beginning of June.

The Poetry Foundation has a great interview with Woodson that focuses on poetry and Woodson’s work. And of course Woodson answers in poetic fashion:

I would love for everyone to listen to the poetry inside of them. I would love for everyone to believe that they have a poem to write, say, sing, rap, dance—and then execute that poem. I’m thinking about collaborations across race and class and gender. I’m thinking about old poets and young poets sharing stages. I’m thinking about young poets getting published and about young people discussing Ferguson and Guantanamo Bay and high-stakes testing and helicopter parenting and housing and health care—my lists go on and on—through poetry. I’m thinking about giving voices to and back to young silenced people.

School Library Journal has the news of the winners of the 2015 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards. Here are the winners:

PICTURE BOOK AWARD WINNER

The Farmer and the Clown

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

PICTURE BOOK HONORS

It's Only Stanley Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters

It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee

Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

 

FICTION AWARD WINNER

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell

FICTION HONORS

Egg & Spoon Challenger Deep

Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

 

NONFICTION AWARD WINNER

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming

NONFICTION HONORS

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club Brown Girl Dreaming

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

ABIA 2015 Book of the Year winner

Galleycat has the news that a children’s book has won the 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards. The 52-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, illustrated by Terry Denton won the overall Book of the Year award as well as the Book of the Year for Younger Children. The book is the fourth in the Treehouse series that combines silly illustrations and funny antics into zany comedy for young readers.

Here are the winners of the other 2015 children’s book awards:

BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER CHILDREN

ABIA 2015 Book of the Year for Older Children winner

Withering-by-Sea by Judith Russell

SMALL PUBLISHER’S CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR

Tea and Sugar Christmas

Tea and Sugar Christmas by Jane Jolly and Robert Ingpen

Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters

Oliver Jeffers has become only the third person to ever win both the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year and their Children’s Choice Award for the same book. Jeffers took both awards for his Once Upon an Alphabet.

Here are the other CBI Awards:

Honour Award for Illustration

Chris Haughton for Shh! We Have a Plan

Honour Award for Fiction

Áine Ní Ghlinn for Daideo

Judges’ Special Award

Gabriel Rosenstock and Brian Fitzgerald for Haiku Más é do thoil é!

Eilís Dillon Award for a first children’s book:

Louise O’Neill for Only Ever Yours

The UK’s Branford Boase Award focuses on debut novels for children and teens. Here are the shortlisted titles for this year:

Bone Jack Cowgirl

Bone Jack by Sara Crowe

Cowgirl by Giancarlo Gemin

The Dark Inside Half Bad (Half Bad, #1)

The Dark Inside by Rupert Wallis

Half Bad by Sally Green

Leopold Blue Trouble

Leopold Blue by Rosie Rowell

Trouble by Non Pratt

The Year of the Rat

The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss

In an awards ceremony hosted by two literary giants, Betsy Bird from NYPL and Fuse 8 and Jon Scieszka, the 2015 Children’s Choice Book Awards were announced.  These awards are the only ones where the winners are selected by children and teens. Here are the winners in both children’s and teen categories:

KINDERGARTEN to 2nd GRADE

Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER!

Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! by Jeff Cohen, illustrated by Elanna Allen

 

3rd to 4th GRADE

Kali's Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue

Kali’s Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue by Jennifer Keats Curtis, illustrated by John Gomes

 

5th to 6th GRADE

The Dumbest Idea Ever!

The Dumbest Idea Ever by Jimmy Gownley

 

TEEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

The One (The Selection, #3)

The One by Kiera Cass

 

CHILDREN’S CHOICE DEBUT AUTHOR

The Thickety: A Path Begins

J. A. White for The Thickety: A Path Begins

 

TEEN CHOICE DEBUT AUTHOR

The Truth About Alice

Jennifer Mathieu for The Truth about Alice

 

CHILDREN’S CHOICE ILLUSTRATOR

Sparky!

Chris Appelhans for Sparky! by Jenny Offill

2015 Edgar Award Winners

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The winners of the 2015 Edgar Award Winners have been announced by the Mystery Writers of America. Here are the winners in the youth categories:

BEST JUVENILE

Greenglass House

Greenglass House by Kate Milford

 

BEST YOUNG ADULT

The Art of Secrets

The Art of Secrets by James Klise

The shortlist for the 2015 CLiPPA has been announced. The UK award is given by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education. It is the only book award that celebrates poetry for children specifically. The award winner will be announced in July. Here is the shortlist:

Picture CET cover

Blue Balloons and Rabbit Ears by Hilda Offen

Give the Ball to the Poet: A New Anthology of Caribbean Poetry edited by Georgie Horrell, Aisha Spencer and Morag Styles

DownloadedFile My Life as a Goldfish Werewolf Club Rules

Let in the Stars edited by Mandy Coe

My Life as a Goldfish and Other Poems by Rachel Rooney, illustrated by Ellie Jenkins

Werewolf Club Rules by Joseph Coelho

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