2019 Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards

The Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards are in their 67th year. The award ” recognizes children’s books of literary and aesthetic excellence that effectively engage
children in thinking about peace, social justice, global community, and equity for all people.” The award is given to books in two categories: Younger Children and Older Children. There are also two honor books this year for each age group. Here are the winners and honor books:

YOUNGER CHILDREN WINNER

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López

 

OLDER CHILDREN WINNER

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

 

YOUNGER CHILDREN HONOR BOOKS

The Day the War Came by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

 

OLDER CHILDREN HONOR BOOKS

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

Kids Indie Next List – Summer 2019

The Summer 2019 Kids Indie Next List has been released. It features books for children and teens that are recommendations from independent booksellers. You can click through for all of the lists. Here are the Top 10 books:

If I Was the Sunshine by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Loren Long

The Important Thing about Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Sarah Jacoby

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

Nocturna by Maya Motayne

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry, illustrated by Monica Armino

2019 South Asia Book Awards

The 2019 South Asia Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature has been announced. There are two winners, three honor books, and four highly commended books! I haven’t heard of several of them, so this list of award winners is a real treat to explore. Here are the winners:

WINNERS

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Claire A. Nivola

 

HONOR BOOKS

The Eleventh Trade by Alyssa Hollingsworth

Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea by Elizabeth Suneby, illustrated by Rebecca Green

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED BOOKS

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Farmer Falgu Goes to Kumbh Mela by Chitra Soundar, illustrated by Kanika Nair

I Need to Pee by Neha Singh, illustrated by Meenal Singh and Erik Egerup

Maccher Jhol by Richa Jha, illustrated by Sumanta Dey

Room in Your Heart by Kunzang Choden, illustrated by Pema Tshering

British Book Awards 2019

The British Book Award winners were announced on Monday evening. The awards are given for adult and children’s books. Here are the juvenile winners:

CHILDREN’S FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

The Ice Monster

The Ice Monster by David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross

 

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED AND NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

You Are Awesome: Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything: The Number One Bestseller

You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed

 

 

2019 Locus Award Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the 2019 finalists for the Locus Awards. The winners will be announced in late June at the Locus Awards Weekend. There is one category that covers young adult fiction. Here are the finalists in that category:

YOUNG ADULT BOOK FINALISTS

The Agony House by Cherie Priest and Tara O’Connor

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Cross Fire by Fonda Lee

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

The Gone Away Place by Christopher Barzak

Half-Witch by John Schoffstall

Impostors by Scott Westerfeld

Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

 

PW’s Best Books Summer 2019

Here are the books for youth that Publisher’s Weekly has chosen as the best books for this summer.

PICTURE BOOKS

Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer

Hum and Swish by Matt Myers

 

The Last Peach by Gus Gordon

Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman, illustrated by Heather Fox

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Pena

Vroom! by Barbara McClintock

You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks by Evan Turk

 

MIDDLE GRADE

All the Greys on Greene Street by Laura Tucker

Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel Jose Older

Knights vs. Monsters by Matt Phelan

Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse by Susan Vaught

My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi

Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Up for Air by Laurie Morrison

 

YOUNG ADULT

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Brave Face: A Memoir by Shaun David Hutchinson

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

2019 Australian Book Industry Awards

The Australian Book Industry Awards give awards across a wide variety of ages and subjects. Here are this year’s winners for the juvenile categories.

BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER CHILDREN

Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds by Jeremy Lachlan

 

BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

The 104-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

 

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR

All the Ways to Be Smart by Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys (Coming to the United States in September 2019)

 

SMALL PUBLISHER’S CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR

Whisper by Lynette Noni

2019 Indies Choice Book Award Winners

The 2019 Indies Choice Book Award winners were announced this week. Voted on by booksellers at American Booksellers Association member stores across the country, the awards are given in a variety of categories, including several for young readers. Here are the winners in those categories:

YOUNG ADULT

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

THE E.B. WHITE READ-ALOUD AWARD FOR PICTURE BOOKS

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

 

THE E.B. WHITE READ-ALOUD AWARD FOR MIDDLE READERS

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

 

PICTURE BOOK HALL OF FAME WINNERS

Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

2019 Eisner Award Nominees

The Eisner Award Nominees for 2019 have been announced. Here are the nominees for the categories that are specifically for children and teens. Explore many of the other categories for great picks for young readers who love comics!

BEST PUBLICATION FOR EARLY READERS (up to age 8)

Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer by James Kochalka

Petals by Gustavo Borges

Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths by Graham Annable

This Is a Taco! by Andrew Cangelose and Josh Shipley

Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri

 

BEST PUBLICATION FOR KIDS (ages 9-12)

Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

Crush by Svetlana Chmakova

The Divided Earth by Faith Erin Hicks (also nominated for Best Coloring)

 

BEST PUBLICATION FOR TEENS

All Summer Long by Hope Larson

Gumballs by Erin Nations

Middlewest by Skottie Young and Jorge Corona

Norroway, Book 1: The Black Bull of Norroway by Cate Seaton and Kit Seaton

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (also nominated for Best Writer/Artist)

Watersnakes by Tony Sandoval (also nominated for Best Writer/Artist and Best Painter/Multimedia Artist for interior art)