GoodReads Choice Awards – Children’s Nominees

Voting for the 10th Annual GoodReads Choice Awards has opened. They have two categories that are specifically for children’s books. Just as with the YA nominees, there are some odd additions here that are surprising to see in such a strong year for books for children. Here are the nominees:


Amal Unbound Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Quartet, #1)

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Bob City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)

Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Front Desk Ghost Boys

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

The Magic Misfits The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

The Night Diary The Penderwicks at Last

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall

The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, #1) Sunny (Track, #3)

The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

Sunny by Jason Reynolds

The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3) Willa of the Wood (Willa, #1)

The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty

You Go First

You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly



Baby Monkey, Private Eye A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss, illustrated by E.G. Keller

Drawn Together Hello Lighthouse

Drawn Together by Minh Le, illustrated by Dan Santat

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

I Am Enough Islandborn

I Am Enough by Grace Byers

Islandborn by Junot Diaz, illustrated by Leo Espinoza

Julián Is a Mermaid Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Love Ocean Meets Sky

Love by Matt De La Pena, illustrated by Loren Long

Ocean Meets Sky by The Fan Brothers

Petra The Rabbit Listened

Petra by Marianna Coppo

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

They Say Blue 36341954

They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki

We Don’ t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins


The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds

One thought on “GoodReads Choice Awards – Children’s Nominees

  1. It was SO hard to vote in this category for me as a middle grade elementary librarian! It was like trying to choose a favorite child. 🙂


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