2019 Mathical Award Winners

The Mathical Book Prize is given annually to the outstanding fiction and nonfiction for youth ages 2-18. The prize is selected by a committee of PreK-12 teachers, librarians, mathematicians, and early childhood experts. Here are the 2019 winners and honor books for each age category:

WINNER PRE-K

Crash! Boom! A Math Tale by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Chris Chatterton

 

WINNER GRADES K-2

Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain by Cheryl Bardoe, illustrated by Barbara McClintock

 

WINNER GRADES 3-5

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

 

WINNER GRADES 6-8

To the Moon! The True Story of the American Heroes on the Apollo 8 Spaceship by Jeffrey Kluger and Ruby Shamir

 

HONOR BOOKS PRE-K

 

Press Here by Hervé Tullet

100 Bugs! A Counting Book by Kate Narita

 

HONOR BOOKS GRADES K-2

3×4 by Ivan Brunetti

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker

The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague by Julia Finley Mosca

When Sophie Thinks She Can’t by Molly Bang

 

HONOR BOOKS GRADES 3-5

Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics by Steve Jenkins

Hidden Women: The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race by Rebecca Rissman

 

HONOR BOOK GRADES 6-8

If You Find This by Matthew Baker

 

HONOR BOOK GRADES 9-12

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Lambda Literary Awards Finalists

The finalists for the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards have been announced. The LGBTQIA+ book awards are given in 24 categories, including one focused on LGBTQ books for children and teens. Here are the finalists in that category:

LGBTQ Children’s & Young Adult

Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender

2019 Inky Awards Longlists

The longlists for the Australian Inky Awards have been announced by State Library Victoria. The awards are given to both Australian and international books for young adults in two separate categories. Here are the longlists:

Gold Inky Award for an Australian Book

After the Lights Go Out Amelia Westlake

After the Lights Go Out by Lili Wilkinson

Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough

The Art of Taxidermy Hive (Hive #1)

The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot

Hive by AJ Betts

I Am Out With Lanterns Ice Wolves (Elementals, #1)

I Am Out with Lanterns by Emily Gale

Ice Wolves: Elementals Book One by Amie Kaufman

Lifel1k3 (Lifelike, #1) A Thousand Perfect Notes

Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff

A Thousand Perfect Notes by CG Drews

Whisper (Whisper, #1) White Night

Whisper by Lynette Noni

White Night by Ellie Marney

 

Silver Inky Award for an International Book

The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily XR Pan

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

  I Was Born for This

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman

Navigating the Stars by Maria V Snyder

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

2019 Audie Award Winners

The Audie Award winners were announced last night (March 4th). The Audiobook of the Year was won by Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, narrated by Bahni Turpin. Here are other category winners for youth titles:

MIDDLE GRADE

Sunny by Jason Reynolds, narrated by Guy Lockard

 

MULTI-VOICED PERFORMANCE

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham, narrated by Pyeng Threadgill and Luke Slattery

 

NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR

The Secret of Nightingale Wood written and narrated by Lucy Strange

 

YOUNG ADULT

Sadie by Courtney Summers, narrated by Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, and Fred Berman

 

YOUNG LISTENERS

Before She Was Harriet Cover

Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome, narrated by SiSi Aisha Johnson, January LaVoy, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Bahni Turpin

2019 Audie Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2019 Audi Awards have been announced by the Audio Publishers Association. The awards are given in a variety of categories with three categories focused on children and teens.

It is also of note that Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, narrated by Bahni Turpin is a finalist in the Audiobook of the Year category. Additionally, Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham, narrated by Pyeng Threadgill and Luke Slattery, Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales narrated by F. Murray Abraham and an ensemble cast, and Sadie by Courtney Summers, narrated by Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, and Fred Berman are finalists in the Multi-Voiced Performance Category. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo and The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange are finalists in the Narration by the Author category.

Here are the finalists in the youth categories:

YOUNG LISTENERS

Before She Was Harriet Dreamers

Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome, narrated by SiSi Aisha Johnson, January LaVoy, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Bahni Turpin

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, narrated by Adriana Sananes

Esquivel!  Space-Age Sound Artist Her Right Foot

Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist by Susan Wood, narrated by Brian Amador

Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers, narrated by Dion Graham

We Found A Hat

We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen, narrated by Johnny Heller and Christopher Curry

 

MIDDLE GRADE

Finding Langston Grenade

Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome, narrated by Dion Graham

Grenade by Alan Gratz, narrated by Todd Haberkorn and Andrew Eiden

The Long-Lost Home Louisiana's Way Home

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book VI by Maryrose Wood, narrated by Fiona Hardingham

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo, narrated by Cassandra Morris

The Secret of Nightingale Wood Sunny

The Secret of Nightingale Wood written and narrated by Lucy Strange

Sunny by Jason Reynolds, narrated by Guy Lockard

 

YOUNG ADULT

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) Far from the Tree

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, narrated by Bahni Turpin

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway, narrated by Julia Whelan

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2) The Poet X

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee, narrated by Moira Quirk

The Poet X written and narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Sadie by Courtney Summers, narrated by Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, and Fred Berman

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard, narrated by Candice Moll and Ron Butler

 

2019 Irma Black Award Semi-Finalists

The Center for Children’s Literature at the Bank Street College of Education has announced the semi-finalists for the 2019 Irma Black Award. The award is given annually to “an outstanding book for young children—a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole.” Here are the semi-finalists:

Stumpkin Cover Sun! One in a Billion (Our Universe #2) Cover

Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins

Sun! One in a Billion by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Stevie Lewis

The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee

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

 

Children’s Book Award Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2019 Children’s Book Award in the UK has been announced. The award is done in two stages with the Top 50 voted on by Federation Children’s Book Group members to create a Top Ten List. The books in the top ten are then voted on by children across the UK. Here is the Top Ten:

YOUNGER CHILDREN

Mixed: A Colorful Story The Last Chip

Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung

The Last Chip by Duncan Beedie

The Wondrous Dinosaurium What Do You Do If Your House Is a Zoo?

The Wondrous Dinosaurium by John Condon, illustrated by Steve Brown

What Do You Do If Your House Is a Zoo? by John Kelly, illustrated by Steph Laberis

 

YOUNGER READERS

Funny Kid Stand Up (Funny Kid, #2) Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets: Book 2

Funny Kid Stand Up by Matt Stanton

Mr. Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets by Alex T. Smith

The Dog Who Lost His Bark

The Dog Who Lost His Bark by Eoin Colfer

 

OLDER READERS

Armistice Runner The Light Jar

Armistice Runner by Tom Palmer

The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson

The Storm Keeper's Island (Storm Keeper, #1)

The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

2019 Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards

The finalists for the 2019 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards have been announced by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader. These are the only national book awards entirely voted on by children and teens. Young readers can place their votes starting on March 1st. Here are the finalists in each category, many of which will be surprising:

KINDERGARTEN TO 2nd GRADE

Day at the Beach Grow Up, David!

Day at the Beach by Tom Booth

Grow Up, David! by David Shannon

I say OOH You say AAH Julián Is a Mermaid

I Say Ooh You Say Aah by John Kane

Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

There’s a Dragon in Your Book

There’s a Dragon in Your Book by Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Greg Abbott

 

3rd to 4th GRADE

Back to the Future Down by the River: A Family Fly Fishing Story

Back to the Future by Jason Rekulak, illustrated by Kim Smith

Down by the River by Andrew Weiner, illustrated by April Chu

The Mushroom Fan Club Safari Pug (The Adventures of Pug)

The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel

Safari Pug by Laura James, illustrated by Églantine Ceulemans

School People

School People by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illustrated by Ellen Shih

 

5th to 6th GRADE

Be the Change!: Creative tips on how to #BeTheChange you want to see in the world Fakers: An Insider's Guide to Cons, Hoaxes, and Scams

Be the Change by Eunice Moyle and Sabrina Moyle

Fakers: An Insider’s Guide to Cons, Hoaxes, and Scams by H.P. Wood, illustrated by David Clark

Ghost Boys Pizzasaurus Rex

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Pizzasaurus Rex by Justin Wagner and Warren Wucinich

Sewing the Rainbow: The Story of Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag

Sewing the Rainbow: The Story of Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown

 

TEEN

The Belles (The Belles #1) Furyborn (Empirium, #1)

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

The Poet X The Prince and the Dressmaker

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Wildcard (Warcross, #2)

Wildcard by Marie Lu

2019 Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA has announced their Best Fiction for Young Adults list for 2019, which selects the top fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are for ages 12-18. The committee also selects a Top Ten List, selected with input from teens:

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) Darius the Great Is Not Okay

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1) Foolish Hearts

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Frankie A Heart in a Body in the World

Frankie by Shivaun Plozza

A Heart in the Body in the World by Deb Caletti

Monday's Not Coming Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton

The Poet X What If It's Us

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera