The BCCB’s 2017 Blue Ribbons

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

The Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books has announced their selections for the 2017 Blue Ribbons, their best-books-of-the-year list. The list ranges from picture books to nonfiction to YA novels. You can also see the list as a trifold to share with patrons, teachers or book-loving friends.

The World Science Fiction Society Award for Best Young Adult Book

The nominees for the 2018 Hugo Awards were announced. The finalists for the young adult award are:

Akata Warrior (Akata Witch, #2)

Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

The Art of Starving

The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller

La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1)

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

In Other Lands

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

A Skinful of Shadows

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

Summer in Orcus

Summer in Orcus by T. Kingfisher, illustrated by Lauren Henderson

2018 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read- Aloud Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2018 Indies Choice and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award have been announced. Booksellers across the U.S. will vote to choose the winners, who will be announced on Wednesday, May 9th. Below are the finalists for the youth categories:

BOOK OF THE  YEAR – YOUNG ADULT

All the Crooked Saints

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

Dear Martin

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Long Way Down

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

When Dimple Met Rishi

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

 

E.B. WHITE READ-ALOUD AWARD – MIDDLE READER

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya

The First Rule of Punk

The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

One Last Word by Nikki Grimes

Refugee

Refugee by Alan Gratz

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

Wishtree

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

 

 

Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Winners

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas has won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for her novel, The Hate U Give. Her novel first won the older fiction category and went on to win the overall prize.

Other winners are:

The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1)

Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend in the Younger Fiction category (my review)

The Secret of Black Rock

The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd-Stanton in the Illustrated Book category (my review)

 

2018 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

YALSA has announced the list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers for 2018. The full list has 30 titles with a Top Ten list:

42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero

42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero by Doreen Rappaport

Dear Martin

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Long Way Down

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Miles Morales

Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds

One of Us Is Lying

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Patina (Track, #2)

Patina by Jason Reynolds

Sandwiches!: More Than You've Ever Wanted to Know about Making and Eating America's Favorite Food

Sandwiches: More Than You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about Making and Eating America’s Favorite Food by Alison Deering, illustrated by Bob Lentz

Scooby Apocalypse, Volume 1

Scooby Apocalypse, Vol 1 by Keith Giffen, illustrated by Howard Porter

Spill Zone (Spill Zone, #1)

Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld, illustrated by Alex Puvilland

 

2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

YALSA has announced their list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens for 2018. They also have a top ten:

The Backstagers, Vol. 1 (The Backstagers, Volume One)

The Backstagers by James Tynion IV, illustrated by Rian Sygh

Black Hammer, Vol. 1: Secret Origins

Black Hammer, Volume 1: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire, illustrated by Dean Ormston

Brave (Awkward, #2)

Brave by Svetlana Chmakova

I Am Alfonso Jones

I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina, illustrated by Stacey Robison and John Jennings

Jonesy #1

Jonesy by Sam Humphries, illustrated by Caitlin Rose Boyle

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Damian Duffy and Octavia E. Butler, illustrated by John Jennings

Lighter Than My Shadow

Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green

My Brother's Husband, Volume 1 (My Brother's Husband Omnibus, #1)

My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

Pashmina

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Spill Zone (Spill Zone, #1)

Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld, illustrated by Alex Puvilland

2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA has announced their list of Best Fiction for Young Adults for 2018. The impressive list also offers a Top Ten, which you can see below:

Eliza and Her Monsters

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, #1)

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Goodbye Days

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Grisha Verse, #0.5, #2.5, #2.6)

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo, illustrated by Sara Kipin

Long Way Down

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Piecing Me Together

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

Sparrow

Sparrow by Sarah Moon

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of by Elana Arnold

2018 Notable Children’s Books

Notable seal image

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has released their list of notable children’s books for 2018. The list contains books for children ages birth through 14 years old and is broken into age ranges. There are lots of favorites from the last year on the list. Enjoy!

 

2018 Amelia Bloomer Top Ten

The Amelia Bloomer awards are managed by the a committee of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. Books with significant feminist content and excellent writing are selected. Here are the top ten for 2018:

Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone

Hand Over Hand

Hand Over Hand by Alma Fullerton, illustrated by Renné Benoit

Malala's Magic Pencil

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai, illustrated by Kerascoet

Noteworthy

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

#Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

The One Hundred Nights of Hero

The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg

Piecing Me Together

Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson

Saints and Misfits

Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating, illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens