Category: Awards

2017 Kirkus Prize Finalists

The Kirkus Prize offers a purse of $50,000 to the winner each year. The award is given in three categories: fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature. Any book given a star by Kirkus and published between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017 are eligible. There are six finalists in the young reader’s category:

Bronze and Sunflower The Hate U Give

Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan, illustrated by Meilo So

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

It All Comes Down to This The Marrow Thieves

It All Comes Down to This by Karen English

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Me Tall, You Small Walk with Me

Me Tall, You Small by Lilli L’Arronge

Walk with Me by Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng

2017 National Book Award Longlist

The longlist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature has been announced. The list will be narrowed to five finalists on October 4th and the winner will be announced on November 15.

Here is the longlist:

All the Wind in the World American Street

All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground Far from the Tree

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway

The Hate U Give I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez

Long Way Down Orphan Island

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

What Girls Are Made Of You Bring the Distant Near

What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

The Children’s Book Council of Australia 2017 Book Awards

The winners of the 2017 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced. Here are the winning titles and honor books in each category:

OLDER READERS – WINNER

One Would Think the Deep

One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn

 

OLDER READERS – HONOUR BOOKS

The Bone Sparrow Words in Deep Blue

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

 

YOUNGER READERS – WINNER

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Rockhopping by Trace Balla

 

YOUNGER READERS – HONOUR BOOKS

Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade Dragonfly Song

Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade by Kate Temple, Jol Temple and John Foye

Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD – WINNER

Go Home, Cheeky Animals!

Go Home, Cheeky Animals! by Johanna Bell, illustrated by Dion Beasley

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD – HONOUR BOOKS

Gary Nannie Loves

Gary by Leila Rudge

Nannie Loves by Kylie Dunstan

 

PICTURE BOOK – WINNER

Home in the Rain

Home in the Rain by Bob Graham

 

PICTURE BOOK – HONOUR BOOKS

28953863 The Patchwork Bike

Mechanica by Lance Balchin

The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clark, illustrated by Van T. Rudd

 

EVE POWNALL AWARD FOR INFORMATION BOOKS – WINNER

Amazing animals of Australia's national parks

Amazing Animals for Australia’s National Parks by Gina M. Newton

 

EVE POWNALL AWARD FOR INFORMATION BOOKS – HONOUR BOOKS

A-Z of Endangered Animals - Jennifer Cossins The Gigantic Book of Genes - Lorna Hendry

A-Z of Endangered Animals by Jennifer Cossins

The Gigantic Book of Genes by Lorna Hendry

 

CRICHTON AWARD FOR DEBUT ILLUSTRATOR

The Patchwork Bike

The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clark, illustrated by Van T. Rudd

2017 New Zealand Children and Young Adults Book Awards

The winners of the 2017 New Zealand Children and Young Adults Book Awards have been announced. Here are the various categories and the winning titles and authors:

MARGARET MAHY BOOK OF THE YEAR and RUSSELL CLARK AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION

Snark: Being a True History of the Expedition That Discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock … and Its Tragic Aftermath

Snark: Being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock . . . and its tragic aftermath by David Elliot

COPYRIGHT LICENSING NZ AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT FICTION

The Severed Land

The Severed Land by Maurice Gee

PICTURE BOOK AWARD

That's Not a Hippopotamus

That’s Not a Hippopotamus! by Juliette MacIver, illustrated by Sarah Davis

ESTHER GLEN AWARD FOR JUNIOR FICTION

Bastion Point: 507 Days on Takaparawha (My NZ Story)

My New Zealand Story: Bastion Point by Tania Roxborogh

ELSIE LOCKE AWARD FOR NON-FICTION

Jack and Charlie: Boys of the Bush

Jack and Charlie: Boys of the Bush by Jack Marcotte and Josh James Marcotte

TE KURA POUNAMU AWARD FOR BEST BOOK IN TE REO MAORI

Te Kaihanga Māpere

Te Kaihanga Mapere by Sacha Cotter, translated by Kawata Teepa, illustrated by Josh Morgan

BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD

The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain

The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain by Julie Lamb

2017 Eisner Award Winners

The Eisner Awards were announced at Comic-Con this week. The awards are given to the best work in comics and graphic novels. Here are the winners in the youth categories or awards that went to books for children and teens:

BEST REALITY-BASED WORK

March: Book Three (March, #3)

March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

 

BEST PUBLICATION FOR EARLY READERS (Up to Age 8)

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea  (Narwhal and Jelly)

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clinton

 

BEST PUBLICATION FOR KIDS (Ages 9-12)

Ghosts

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

 

BEST PUBLICATION FOR TEENS

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Volume 1: Squirrel Power

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson

 

 

2017 South Asia Book Awards

The winners of the 2017 South Asia Book Awards for Children’s and Young Adult Literature have been announced. The awards are given to books that portray South Asia or South Asians living abroad. The awards include two honor books and four highly commended books:

WINNERS

25942978 What Elephants Know

Maya by Mahak Jain, illustrated by Elly MacKay

What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein

 

HONOR BOOKS

Book Uncle and Me A Long Pitch Home

Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami, illustrated by Julianna Swaney

A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED BOOKS

28818768 One Half from the East

The Boy and the Bindi by Vivek Shraya, illustrated by Rajni Perera

One Half from the East by Nadia Hashimi

Rani Patel in Full Effect When Bholu Came Back (English)

Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel

When Bholu Came Back by Kavitha Punniyamurthi, illustrated by Niloufer Wadia