International Reading Association 2014 Book Awards

The winners of the 2014 IRA Children’s and Young Adult Book Awards have been announced.  The award focuses on debut authors, considering only the first and second books by an author.  The authors must show early and “unusual promise in the children’s and young adults’ book field.”

 

PRIMARY FICTION WINNER

Dear Santasaurus

Dear Santasaurus by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Jef Kaminsky

PRIMARY FICTION HONOR BOOKS

17822894 16277528 Open This Little Book

Digby Differs by Miriam Koch

Jackie and Me: A Very Special Friendship by Tania Grossinger

Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier, illustrated by Suzy Lee

 

PRIMARY NONFICTION WINNER

War Dogs: Churchill and Rufus

War Dogs: Churchill & Rufus by Kathryn Selbert

 

INTERMEDIATE FICTION WINNER

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

INTERMEDIATE FICTION HONOR BOOKS

Paperboy  The Water Castle

Paperboy by Vince Vawter

The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore

 

INTERMEDIATE NONFICTION WINNER

Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics

Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comic by Brian McLachlan

 

YOUNG ADULT FICTION WINNER

Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

YOUNG ADULT FICTION HONOR BOOKS

Absent The Tragedy Paper

Absent by Katie Williams

The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban