Category: Awards


2014 Costa Book Awards Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2014 Costa Book Awards have been announced.  The awards are given to the best books in several categories by British and Irish authors.  One category is the Children’s Book Award.  Here is the shortlist:

Five Children on the Western Front The Ghosts of Heaven

Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

Listen to the Moon Running Girl

Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo

Running Girl by Simon Mason

My favorite of the nominees for the Young People’s National Book Award was chosen as the winner

Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The National Science Teachers Association has announced their choices for Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 from books published in 2014.  Here are the winning books:

Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma: The True Story of an Orphaned cub 18319630

Abayomi, the Brazillian Puma by Darcy Pattison

About Habitats: Forests by Cathryn Sill

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About Parrots by Cathryn Sill

Amazing Giant Sea Creatures

Animalium Animals That Make Me Say Ouch! (National Wildlife Federation): Fierce Fangs, Stinging Spines, Scary Stares, and More Animals That Make Me Say Wow! (National Wildlife Federation): Secret Hideaways, Infrasonic Hearing, Bubble Gills, and More

Animalium by Jenny Broom

Animals That Make Me Say OUCH! by Dawn Cusick

Animals That Make Me Say WOW! by Dawn Cusick

At Home in Her Tomb A Baby Elephant in the Wild

At Home in Her Tomb by Christine Liu-Perkins

A Baby Elephant in the Wild by Caitlin O’Connell

Batman Science Set 20256559

Batman Science by Tammy Enz and Agnieszka Biskup

Beetle Busters by Loree Griffin Burns

Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle Beneath the Sun

Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle by Cheryl Bardoe

Beneath the Sun by Melissa Stewart

Bone Collection: Skulls Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save Africa's Fastest Cat

Bone Collection: Skulls by Rob Scott Colson

Chasing Cheetahs by Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop

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Dinosaur!

Drones

Every Turtle Counts Extreme Laboratories

Every Turtle Counts by Sara Hoagland Hunter

Extreme Laboratories by Ann O. Squire

Eye to Eye: How Animals See The World Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines

Eye to Eye by Steve Jenkins

Eyes Wide Open by Paul Fleischman

17870871 Full Speed Ahead!: How Fast Things Go

Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart

Full Speed Ahead! by Cruschiform

Get the Scoop on Animal Puke!: From Zombie Ants to Vampire Bats, 251 Cool Facts about Vomit, Regurgitation, & More! Handle with Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey

Get the Scoop on Animal Puke by Dawn Cusick

Handle with Care by Loree Griffin Burns

20256610 Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands

Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Neighborhood Sharks by Katherine Roy

 

Next Time You See a Maple Seed by Emily Morgan

Ocean

18222688 Polar Bears and Penguins: A Compare and Contrast Book

Park Scientists by Mary Kay Carson

Polar Bears and Penguins by Katharine Hall

Sally Ride: Life on a Mission 18353949

Sally Ride by Sue Macy

Secrets of the Sky Caves by Sandra K. Athans

Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World 20518974

Sniffer Dogs by Nancy F. Castaldo

Star Stuff by Stephanie Roth Sisson

 Super Sniffers: Dog Detectives on the Job 

Super Human Encyclopedia

Super Sniffers by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

The Griffin and the Dinosaur: How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science 20256582

The Griffin and the Dinosaur by Marc Aronson and Adrienne Mayor

The Next Wave by Elizabeth Rusch

 Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes Tooling Around

The Planets

Tiny Creatures by Nicola Davies

Tooling Around by Ellen Jackson

Ultimate Bodypedia: An Amazing Inside-Out Tour of the Human Body 18229546

Ultimate Bodypedia by Patricia Daniels

Wild about Bears by Jeannie Brett

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The 2014 Governor General’s Literary Awards have been announced by the Canada Council for the Arts.  They honor the best in English and French language literature in seven categories.  Here are the children’s winners, both of which are for teen audiences.

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE – TEXT

When Everything Feels like the Movies

When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid

 

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE – ILLUSTRATION

This One Summer

This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki

The Dark Wild

Publisher’s Weekly has the news that Piers Torday has won the 2014 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for the second book in The Last Wild trilogy: The Dark Wild

The Guardian Prize is a UK children’s book prize.  The Dark Wild will be published in the US in January 2015.

Goodreads Choice Awards 2014

2014 Goodreads Choice Awards

Goodreads has announced the semifinalists in their Best Books of 2014.  There are categories for genres, young adult fiction, young adult fantasy, middle grade & children’s, and picture books.  Each category has 20 semifinalists. 

If you are a Goodreads user, make sure to cast your vote for your favorite.

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre announced the winners of the 2014 Canadian Children’s Literature Awards.  Here are the winners of the six English-language awards:

The TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

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The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Dušan Petričic (my review)

 

The Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

How To

How To by Julie Morstad (my review)

 

The Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-fiction

The Last Train: A Holocaust Story

The Last Train: A Holocaust Story by Rona Arato

 

The Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

Graffiti Knight

Graffiti Knight by Karen Bass

 

The John Spray Mystery Award

Who I'm Not

Who I’m Not by Ted Staunton

 

The Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction & Fantasy

Sorrow's Knot

Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow (my review)

 

CBC Fan Choice Award

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In the Tree House by Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Dušan Petričic

The shortlist for the Red House Children’s Book Award have been announced.  The Red House Children’s Book Award is the only national UK book prize that is voted on entirely by children.  It is divided into three age-specific categories.  Here is the shortlist:

 

YOUNGER CHILDREN

The Day the Crayons Quit Dragon Loves Penguin

The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt

Dragon Loves Penguin by Debi Gliori (Published as Dragon’s Extraordinary Egg in the US)

Go to Sleep or I Let Loose the Leopard That Is Not a Good Idea!

Go to Sleep or I Let Loose the Leopard by Steve Cole and Bruce Ingman

That Is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems

 

YOUNGER READERS

Baby Aliens Got My Teacher! The Bomber Dog Demon Dentist

Baby Aliens Got My Teacher by Pamela Butchart

The Bomber Dog by Mega Rix

Demon Dentist by David Walliams

 

OLDER READERS

Noble Conflict Prince of the Icemark (The Icemark Chronicles, #0.5) Split Second

Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman

Prince of the Icemark by Stuart Hill

Split Second by Sophie McKenzie

CILIP

The nominations for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced.  The Carnegie Medal is awarded for an outstanding book for children and young people.  The Kate Greenaway Medal is for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.  These awards from the UK can be seen as very similar to the Newbery and Caldecott Awards in the US. 

There are 91 books nominated for the 2015 Carnegie Medal and 71 nominated for the Greenaway Medal

Celebrating the role of Australian authors, the shortlists for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced.  Two of the shortlists are for teen and children’s fiction:

CHILDREN’S FICTION

Kissed by the Moon My Life as an Alphabet

Kissed by the Moon by Alison Lester

My Life as an Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg (published as The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee in the US)

Rules of Summer The Silver Button

Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

Silver Button by Bob Graham

Song for a Scarlet Runner

Song for a Scarlet Runner by Julie Hunt

 

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

The First Third Girl Defective The Incredible Here and Now

The First Third by Will Kostakis

Girl Defective by Simmone Howell

The Incredible Here and Now by Felicity Castagna

Life in Outer Space Pureheart

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil

Pureheart by Cassandra Golds

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