Category: Awards


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:

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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

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists have been announced. The awards celebrate Australian writers. The winner will be announced in May. Here are the shortlists for the youth categories:

PATRICIA WRIGHTSON PRIZE FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

The Adventures of Sir Roderick, The Not-Very Brave Crossing

The Adventures of Sir Roderick the Not-Very Brave by James O’Loghlin

Crossing by Catherine Norton

The Duck and the Darklings Figgy in the World

The Duck and the Darklings by Glenda Millard and Stephen Michael King

Figgy in the World by Tamsin Janu

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The First Voyage by Allan Baillie

Rivertime by Trace Balla

 

ETHEL TURNER PRIZE FOR YOUNG ADULT’S LITERATURE

Are You Seeing Me? The Book of Days

Are You Seeing Me? by Darren Groth

Book of Days by K.A. Barker

Cracked The Cracks in the Kingdom (The Colours of Madeleine, #2)

Cracked by Clare Strahan

The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty

Razorhurst The Road to Gundagai

Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier

The Road to Gundagai by Jackie French

2015 Eisner Award Nominations

The nominations for the 2015 Eisner Awards have been announced. These awards are for the best in comics and graphic novels and include specific categories for youth. Here are the nominees in those categories:

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)

BirdCatDog A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories

BirdCatDog by Lee Nordling & Meritxell Bosch
A Cat Named Tim And Other Stories by John Martz

Hello Kitty, Hello 40: A 40th Anniversary Tribute Mermin Volume 3: Deep Dive

Hello Kitty, Hello 40: A Celebration in 40 Stories edited by Traci N. Todd & Elizabeth Kawasaki Mermin, Book 3: Deep Dive by Joey Weiser

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The Zoo Box by Ariel Cohn & Aron Nels Steinke

 

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)

Batman: Li'l Gotham #2 El Deafo

Batman Li’l Gotham, vol. 2 by Derek Fridolfs & Dustin Nguyen
El Deafo by Cece Bell
I Was the Cat Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #1

I Was the Cat by Paul Tobin & Benjamin Dewey
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland by Eric Shanower & Gabriel Rodriguez

Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse

Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse by Art Baltazar & Franco

 

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)

12724844 The Dumbest Idea Ever!

Doomboy by Tony Sandoval
The Dumbest Idea Ever by Jimmy Gownley

Lumberjanes #1 Meteor Men

Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen
Meteor Men by Jeff Parker & Sandy Jarrell

The Shadow Hero The Wrenchies

The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew

The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple

Mathical Book Prizes

The Children’s Book Council and Mathematical Science Research Institute have awarded the first Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens book prizes for books that “foster a love and curiosity for math.”  Here are the four winners, one in each age category.

PRE-K

Have You Seen My Dragon?

Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light

 

K-2

One Big Pair of Underwear

One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl

 

GRADES 3-5 and 6-8

Really Big Numbers

Really Big Numbers by Richard Even Schwartz

 

GRADES 9-12

Nearly Gone (Nearly Gone, #1)

Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

Minnesota Book Awards Winners

The 27th Annual Minnesota Book Awards have been announced. The books must be the work of a Minnesota author or illustrator. Here are the winners in the youth categories:

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

winter bees

Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman and Rick Allen

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE

West of the Moon by Margi Preus

2014 LA Times Book Prize

The 2014 LA Times Book Prizes have been announced. Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton won the Innovator’s Award.
Here is the winner for Young Adult Literature:

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

teens' top ten

The nominees for the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten were announced by YALSA. Teen are encouraged to read the nominees and vote for their favorites starting on August 15th and running through Teen Read Week. The titles with the most votes become the Teens’ Top Ten for the year. Here is the video announcing the nominees:

The 2015 Bisexual Book Award finalists have been announced. One category is focused on teen and young adult readers and has two finalists:

Frenemy of the People Otherbound

Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

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