2020 CBC Book Awards Finalists

The Children’s Book Council has announced the finalists for their 2020 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards. The awards are the only national book awards selected by children and teens.  Here are the finalists:


The Babysitter from Another Planet by Stephen Savage

Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris

Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

The Good Egg by Jory John, illustrated by Pete Oswald

I Am Love by Susan Verde and Peter Reynolds

I Am a Tiger by Karl Newson, illustrated by Ross Collins

No Place Like Home by Ronojoy Ghosh

The Perfect Sofa by Fifi Kuo



Chapter Two Is Missing by Josh Lieb

The Immortal Jellyfish by Sang Miao

The Karate Kid by Kim Smith

Mr. Posey’s New Glasses by Ted Kooser, illustrated by Daniel Duncan

Science You Can Eat by Stefan Gates

The Seekers by Hari Panicker and Deepti Nair

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson



Earth by Steve Jenkins

Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Hicotea by Lorena Alvarez

Pandora’s Legacy by Bones Leopard, illustrated by Kelly Matthews and Nichole Matthews

Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen

Rising Water by Marc Aronson

Survivors of the Holocaust edited by Kath Shackleton, illustrated by Zane Whittingham



Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden

Beast Rider by Tony Johnston and Maria Elena Fontanot De Rhoads

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

It’s Trevor Noah by Trevor Noah

Mirror, Mirror by Jen Calonita

Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan