Category: Awards

2017 New Zealand Book Award Finalists

The finalists for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced. There are 35 finalists total in seven categories on the shortlist. One category is specifically for Māori books, that category saw a record number of entries for the award this year. If you follow the link above, you can see those titles. Here are the other finalists:

PICTURE BOOK AWARD

Fuzzy Doodle Cover image - Gwendolyn!

Fuzzy Doodle by Melinda Szymanik, illustrated by Donovan Bixley

Gwendolyn! by Juliette MacIver, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton

My Grandpa Is a Dinosaur The Singing Dolphin/Te Aihe i Waiata

My Grandpa is a Dinosaur by Richard Fairgray and Terry Jones, illustrated by Richard Fairgray

The Singing Dolphin/Te Aihe i Waiata by Mere Whaanga

That's Not a Hippopotamus

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

 

ESTHER GLEN AWARD FOR JUNIOR FICTION

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

Helper and Helper by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Gavin Bishop

My New Zealand Story: Bastion Point by Tania Roxborogh

Sunken Forest The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain

Sunken Forest by Des Hunt

The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain by Julie Lamb

The Impossible Boy

The Impossible Boy by Leonie Agnew

 

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Coming Home to Roost 1916: Dig for Victory (Kiwis at War, #3)

Coming Home to Roost by Mary-anne Scott

Kiwis at War 1916: Dig for Victory by David Hair

Like Nobody's Watching Shooting Stars

Like Nobody’s Watching by LJ Ritchie

Shooting Stars by Brian Falkner

The Severed Land

The Severed Land by Maurice Gee

 

ELSIE LOCKE AWARD FOR NON-FICTION

From Moa to Dinosaurs: explore and discover ancient New Zealand Jack and Charlie: Boys of the Bush

From Moa to Dinosaurs: Explore & discover ancient New Zealand by Gillian Candler, illustrated by Ned Barraud

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

The Cuckoo and the Warbler: A True New Zealand Story The Genius of Bugs (Activity Book)

The Cuckoo and the Warbler by Kennedy Warne, illustrated by Heather Hunt

The Genius of Bugs by Simon Pollard

Torty and the Soldier

Torty and the Soldier by Jennifer Beck, illustrated by Fifi Colston

 

RUSSELL CLARK AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION

Fuzzy Doodle Gladys Goes To War

Fuzzy Doodle, illustrated by Donovan Bixley, written by Melinda Szymanik

Gladys Goes to War, illustrated by Jenny Cooper, written by Glyn Harper

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

If I Was a Banana, illustrated by Kieran Rynhart, written by Alexandra Tylee

Snark: Being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock . . . and its tragic aftermath, illustrated and written by David Elliot (after Lewis Carroll)

The Day the Costumes Stuck

The Day the Costumes Stuck by Toby Morris

 

BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD

34724862 Like Nobody's Watching

Awatea’s Treasure by Fraser Smith

Like Nobody’s Watching by LJ Ritchie

The Discombobulated Life of Summer Rain 35007631

The Discombobulation of Summer Rain by Julie Lamb

The Mouse and the Octopus by Lisala Halapua

Wars in the Whitecloud: Wairau, 1843 by Matthew H McKinley

2017 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

The winners of the 2017 Children and Teen Choice Book Awards have been announced. The winners are voted for online by children and teens. This year the winners were announced at Book Expo for the first time. Here are the winners:

K-2nd Grade Book of the Year

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp

 

3rd-4th Grade Book of the Year

Once Upon an Elephant

Once Upon an Elephant by Linda Stanek, illustrated by Shennen Bersani

 

5th-6th Grade Book of the Year

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero (Max Crumbly, #1)

The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero by Rachel Renee Russell with Nikki and Erin Russell

 

Teen Book of the Year

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)

The Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

 

2017 Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards

Awards were given in three categories: nonfiction, picture book, and fiction and poetry. For each category, there was a winner and two honor books. Here they are!

NONFICTION AWARD WINNER

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman

FICTION AND POETRY WINNER

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

PICTURE BOOK WINNER

Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan

Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan

NONFICTION HONOR BOOKS

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steven Sheinkin

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

FICTION AND POETRY HONOR BOOKS

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance The Best Man

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes

The Best Man by Richard Peck

PICTURE BOOK HONOR BOOKS

Wolf in the Snow 31213527

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell

Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Sydney Smith

2017 CBI Awards

CBI

Children’s Books Ireland has announced the winners of their 2017 awards.

BOOK OF THE YEAR and HONOUR AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION

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Goodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton

HONOUR AWARD FOR FICTION

Needlework

Needlework by Dierdre Sullivan

JUDGES’ SPECIAL AWARD

Bliain na nAmhran Book Cover

Bliain na nAmhrán by Tadhg Mac Dhonnagaín, Jennifer Farley, Brian Fitzpatrick, Tarsila Krüse and Christina O’Donovan

EILIS DILLON AWARD for FIRST CHILDREN’S BOOK

The Ministry of SUITs

The Ministry of Strange, Unusual and Impossible Things by Paul Gamble