Category: Awards

2016 Norton Award Nominees

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced the nominees for the Nebula Awards. One of the awards included in the announcement is the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book.

Here are the seven nominees for the Norton Award:

Arabella of Mars Cover The Evil Wizard Smallbone Cover

Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine

The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman

The Girl Who Drank the Moon Cover The Lie Tree Cover

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Railhead Cover Rocks Fall Everyone Dies Cover

Railhead by Philip Reeve

Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar

The Star-Touched Queen Cover

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

2017 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Longlist

The longlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal has been announced. The UK award is given for illustration. The list is slightly more diverse than this year’s Carnegie longlist.

Here are the books on the longlist:

Alpha. Abidjan-Gare du Nord: Abidjan-Gare du Nord (Hors collection) A Beginner's Guide to Bear Spotting Cover

Alpha by Bessora, illustrated by Barroux

A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting by Michelle Robinson, illustrated by David Roberts

Bob the Artist Cover Counting Lions Cover

Bob the Artist by Marion Deuchars

Counting Lions by Virginia McKenna and Katie Cotton, illustrated by Stephen Walton

A Great Big Cuddle Cover The Great Fire of London Cover

The Great Big Cuddle by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Chris Riddell

The Great Fire of London by Emma Adams, illustrated by James Weston Lewis

Greenling Cover Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Cover

Greenling by Levi Pinfold

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay

The Journey Cover The Lion Inside Cover

The Journey by Francesca Sanna

The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright, illustrated by Jim Field

Little One Cover The Marvels Cover

Little One by Johanna Weaver

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Perfect Rain Cover

Perfect by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Cathy Fisher

Rain by Sam Usher

Return Cover There Is a Tribe of Kids Cover

Return by Aaron Becker

There Is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith

Tidy Cover The Whale Cover

Tidy by Emily Gravett

The Whale by Vita Murrow, illustrated by Ethan Murrow

Wild Animals of the North Cover The Wolves of Currumpaw Cover

Wild Animals of the North by Dieter Braun

The Wolves of Currumpaw by William Grill

2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal Longlist

The longlist for the 2017 Carnegie Medal has been announced. The all-white list has drawn controversy and anger since not a single nominated author of color was included in the list. The award is 80 years old and authors are nominated by librarians in the UK.

Here is the longlist:

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot Beck Cover

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot by Horatio Clare

Beck by Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff

Beetle Boy Cover The Bone Sparrow Cover

Beetle Boy by MG Leonard

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

Dreaming the Bear Cover How Not To Disappear

Dreaming the Bear by Mimi Thebo

How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss

Island The Marvels Cover

Island by Nicky Singer

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Orbiting Jupiter Cover Pax Cover

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Railhead Cover Salt to the Sea Cover

Railhead by Philip Reeve

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

The Serpent King Cover The Smell of Other People's Houses Cover

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth Cover The Stars at Oktober Bend

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard

Time Traveling with a Hamster Cover Unbecoming Cover

Time Traveling with a Hamster by Ross Welford

Unbecoming by Jenny Downham

Whisper to Me Cover Wolf Hollow Cover

Whisper to Me by Nick Lake

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Children’s Book Award 2017

The Federation of Children’s Book Groups has announced the shortlist for their Children’s Book Award for 2017. The UK award is selected by children with voting closing on May 12th. Here is the shortlist, representing the Top Ten:


Chicken Nugget Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger

Chicken Nugget by Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Tom McLaughlin

Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger by Helen Stephens

Grandad's Island Cover Oi Dog!

Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies

Oi Dog by Kes Gray and Claire Gray, illustrated by Jim Field



The Voyage to Magical North Cover An Eagle in the Snow Cover The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life

The Accidental Pirates: Voyage to the Magical North by Claire Fayer

An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Michael Foreman

The Jam Doughnut That Ruined My Life by Mark Lowery, illustrated by Hanna Shaw



Car-Jacked Mistletoe and Murder (Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries, #5) One Cover

Car-Jacked by Ali Sparkes

Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens

One by Sarah Crossan


2016 Blue Ribbons

The Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books has announced their 2016 Blue Ribbons. These are books they consider the best of the year and wonderfully their list contains a lot of books that I haven’t seen on other ones. Here are the books that received ribbons:


Afterward Anna and the Swallow Man

Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

The Call The Door by the Staircase

The Call by Peadar O’Guilin

The Door by the Staircase by Katherine Marsh

Ghosts The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

My Sister Rosa Riverkeep

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

Riverkeep by Martin Stewart

The Sun Is Also a Star Weekends with Max and His Dad

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Weekends with Max and His Dad by Linda Urban



Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Animals by the Numbers by Steve Jenkins

Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science be Jeannine Atkins

Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph 26240705

Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill, illustrated by Francis Vellajo

Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus by John Hendrix

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White

Samurai Rising by Pamela S. Turner

Some Writer: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet

24945405 The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk

This Bridge Will Not Be Gray by Dave Eggers, illustrated by Tucker Nichols

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk by Jan Thornhill

When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons

When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Julie Morstad



The Airport Book Frank and Lucky Get Schooled

The Airport Book by Lisa Brown

Frank and Lucky Get Schooled by Lynne Rae Perkins

25774391 Goodnight Everyone

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

Goodnight Everyone be Chris Haughton

I Hear a Pickle: and Smell, See, Touch, & Taste It, Too! 25689038

I Hear a Pickle (and Smell, See, Touch, and Taste It, Too!) by Rachel Isadora

Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke

Old Dog Baby Baby 28118479

Old Dog Baby Baby by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Chris Raschka

The Sound of Silence by Katrina Goldsaito, illustrated by Julia Kuo

Super Happy Magic Forest Thunder Boy Jr.

Super Happy Magic Forest by Matty Long

Thunder Boy, Jr. by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales



The Heartless Troll 28818354

The Heartless Troll by Øyvind Torseter

The Princess and the Warrior by Duncan Tonatiuh

The Singing Bones Snow White: A Graphic Novel

The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan

Snow White by Matt Phelan

2017 Rainbow Book List

The Rainbow Book List is a list of books with LGBTQIA+ content aimed at youth, ages birth through 18. The 2017 list includes high quality titles published between Junly 2015 and December 2016. The list includes 50 titles. Below are the Top Ten Titles identified by the committee:

And I Darken (The Conqueror's Saga, #1) Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)

And I Darken by Kiersten White

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

How Many Letters Are in Goodbye? I'm a Girl!

How Many Letters Are in Goodbye? by Yvonne Cassidy

I’m a Girl by Yasmeen Ismail

Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship Princess Princess Ever After

Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship by Jessica Walton, illustrated by Dougal MacPherson

Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill

The Root (Wrath & Athenaeum #1) This Song Is (Not) for You

The Root by Na’amen Gobert Tilahun

This Song Is (Not) for You by Laura Nowlin

We Are the Ants When the Moon Was Ours

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore



2017 Caldecott Medal


Leave Me Alone by Vera Brosgol (HURRAY!)

Freedom in Congo Square by R. Gregory Christie

Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel


Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe