Category: Awards

2016 Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Coordinated by Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University and administered by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, this award celebrates authors who “authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States.”

Two authors won the award this year:

Echo Out of Darkness

Pam Munoz Ryan for Echo

Ashley Hope-Perez for Out of Darkness

National Book Award Long List

The long list for the National Book Award has been announced. The National Book Foundation will announce the five finalists from the list on October 13 and the winner will be presented on November 16.

Here are the nominees for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature:

Booked Burn Baby Burn

Booked by Kwame Alexander

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina

Ghost March: Book Three (March, #3)

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

March: Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell

Pax Raymie Nightingale

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story The Sun Is Also a Star

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

When the Moon Was Ours When the Sea Turned to Silver

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin


Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards 2016 Shortlist

In its third year, this British children’s book award has four categories that are age specific and the shortlist has three titles in each of those categories. Here are the shortlisted titles:


Never Touch a Monster, Board book Peekaboo Pals A to Z

My Enormous Book of Colours by Philip Dauncey, illustrated by The Boy Fitzhammond

Never Touch a Monster by Rosie Greening, illustrated by Stuart Lynch

Peekaboo A-Z by Becky Davies, illustrated by Gareth Lucas



The Bumblebear Oi Dog!

The Bumblebear by Nadia Shireen

Oi Dog! by Kes and Clare Grey

You Must Bring a Hat

You Must Bring a Hat by Kate Hindley



Claude Going for Gold! Dave Pigeon (Dave Pigeon, #1)

Claude: Going for Gold by Alex T. Smith

Dave Pigeon by Swapna Haddow, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey

Violet and the Hidden Treasure (Violet #2)

Violet and the Hidden Treasure by Harriet Whitehorn, illustrated by Becka Moor



The Bubble Boy The Crooked Sixpence (The Uncommoners #1)

The Bubble Boy by Stewart Foster

The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell

Time Travelling with a Hamster

Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford

Scottish Teenage Book Prize

The inaugural year of the Scottish Teenage Book Prize has three books up for the honor. The prize is run by the Scottish Book Trust with support from Creative Scotland. £500 goes to each shortlisted book and then the winner receives £3000. The winner is selected via a vote by children aged 12-16 across Scotland.

Here are the shortlisted titles:

The Last Soldier Black Cairn Point Silver Skin

The Last Soldier by Keith Gray

Black Cairn Point by Claire McFall

Silver Skin by Joan Lennon

The Original Art Awards & Honors

Society of Illustrators

The Museum of American Illustrator at the Society of Illustrators has announced their awards and honors presented in The Original Art, an annual exhibit. The exhibit celebrates the art of children’s book illustration. Here are the award winners:


The Lost House

The Lost House by b.b. cronin


Before Morning 27206486

Before Morning by Beth Krommes, written by Joyce Sidman

Bring Me a Rock! by Daniel Miyares

(Tip of the hat to Fuse #8 for the news!)

2016 New Zealand Book Awards

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The winners of the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards have been announced. The winner of the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and winner of the Elsie Locke Non-Fiction Award is


Anzac Heroes by Maria Gill, illustrated by Marco Ivancic

Other winners include:



The Little Kiwi’s Matariki by Nikki Slade Robinson



From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle by Kate De Goldi



Battlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo by Brian Falkner



Much Ado About Shakespeare by Donovan Bixley

Visit the site for more award winners including the ones voted on by children in New Zealand.