2020 British Book Award Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2020 British Book Awards have been announced. Winners in each category will be selected by different panels of judges, with one panel focused on selecting the overall best book of the year. Winners will be announced on June 29th. Here are the shortlists for the juvenile categories:

CHILDREN’S FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

The Beast of Buckingham Palace

The Beast of Buckingham Palace by David Walliams & Tony Ross

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell

A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison

The Star Outside my Window

The Star Outside My Window by Onjali Q. Rauf

 

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED & NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

Heartstopper: Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman

Look Up! By Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola

On the Origin of Species by Sabina Radeva

Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps (Hardback)

Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall, illustrated by Grace Easton and Jessica Smith

The Smeds and the Smoos

The Smeds and the Smoos by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

You Got This: A fabulously fearless guide to being YOU

You Got This by Bryony Gordon

2020 CILIP Carnegie & Greenaway Medal Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced. Each shortlist has eight titles, selected by youth librarians in the UK from the longlists. The Carnegie Medal is given to the best writing for young readers while the Kate Greenaway Medal is for the best in illustration in children’s books. Here are the shortlisted titles:

2020 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL SHORTLIST

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Girl. Boy. Sea.

Girl. Boy. Sea. by Chris Vick

Lampie and the Children of the Sea

Lampie by Annet Schaap

Lark

Lark by Anthony McGowan

Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black by Marcus Sedgwick and Julian Sedgwick, illustrated by Alexis Deacon

 

2020 CILIP KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL SHORTLIST

Child of St Kilda written and illustrated by Beth Waters

The Dam illustrated by Levi Pinfold and written by David Almond

The Iron Man

The Iron Man illustrated by Chris Mould and written by Ted Hughes

Mary and Frankenstein illustrated by Júlia Sardà and written by Linda Bailey

The Suitcase written and illustrated by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Tales from the Inner City written and illustrated by Shaun Tan

The Undefeated illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written by Kwame Alexander

You’re Snug with Me illustrated by Poonam Mistry, written by Chitra Soundar

 

 

 

2020 Mathical Winners

The winners of the 2020 Mathical Book Prize have been announced. The award is given by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and includes fiction and nonfiction for ages 2-18. Here are the 2020 winners and honor books in each category:

PRE-K WINNER

One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller by Kate Read

 

GRADES K-2 WINNER

Pigeon Math by Asia Citro, illustrated by Richard Watson

 

GRADES 3-5 WINNER

Solving for M by Jennifer Swender

 

GRADES 9-12 WINNER

Slay by Brittney Morris

 

PRE-K HONOR BOOKS

Round by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo

One Happy Tiger by Catherine Rayner

Animal Shapes by Christopher Silas Neal

 

GRADES K-2 HONOR BOOKS

Is 2 a Lot?: An Adventure with Numbers by Annie Watson

Count on Me by Miguel Tanco

 

GRADES 3-5 HONOR BOOK

DK Life Stories: Katherine Johnson by Ebony Joy Wilkins

 

GRADES 6-8 HONOR BOOK

All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall

2020 Lambda Literary Awards Finalists

The finalists for the 32nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards have been announced. Winners will be announced on June 8th.

They have one category that celebrates LGBTQIAP+ books for children and young adults. Here are the finalists in that category:

All the Things We Do in the Dark by Saundra Mitchell

The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante

Hazel’s Theory of Evolution by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby

The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Pride Colors by Robin Stevenson

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

 

ABIA 2020 Longlists

The longlists for the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced. There are several categories for books for youth. Here are those longlists:

BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER CHILDREN (Ages 13+)

Detention by Tristan Bancks

How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox

It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood

Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories

Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories edited by Michael Earp

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling Cover

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim

This Is How We Change the Ending by Vikki Wakefield

Welcome to Country youth edition

Welcome to Country Youth Edition by Marcia Langton

Welcome To Your Period

Welcome to Your Period by Yumi Stynes & Melissa Kang

 

BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN (Ages 7-12)

The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing!

Explore Your World: Weird, Wild, Amazing! by Tim Flannery, illustrated by Sam Caldwell

Funny Bones

Funny Bones edited by Kate Temple, Jol Temple & Oliver Phommavanh

How to Make a Movie in Twelve Days

How to Make a Movie in 12 Days by Fiona Hardy

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals by Sami Bayly

Real Pigeons Nest Hard by Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood

Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime

Under the Stars by Lisa Harvey-Smith, illustrated by Mel Matthews

Young Dark Emu

Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

 

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR

All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors

All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors by Davina Bell, illustrated by Jenny Lovlie

Bluey: The Beach: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Bluey: The Beach by Ludo Studio

Kindness Makes Us Strong by Sophie Beer

Lottie and Walter by Anna Walker

Mr Chicken All Over Australia by Leigh Hobbs

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The Painted Ponies by Alison Lester

The Tiny Star

The Tiny Star by Mem Fox, illustrated by Freya Blackwood

Tilly

Tilly by Jane Godwin, illustrated by Anna Walker

Wilam

Wilam: A Birrarung Story by Andrew Kelly and Aunty Joy Murphy, illustrated by Lisa Kennedy

 

 

 

 

 

2020 NAACP Image Award Winners

The NAACP gives two Image Awards each year for outstanding literary work for youth. One is for children’s books and the other for teens. I admit to being cranky that Undefeated and New Kid didn’t make their nomination lists!

Here are the winners in each of those categories along with the titles that were nominated:

OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK – CHILDREN

WINNER – Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o, illustrated by Vashti Harrison

NOMINEES

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, illustrated by Vashti Harrison

Parker Looks Up by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry, illustrated by Brittany Jackson

A Place to Land: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation by Barry Wittenstein, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival

 

OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK – YOUTH/TEENS

WINNER – Around Harvard Square by C.J. Farley

NOMINEES

The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown

Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl’s Brave Fight to Walk by Meredith Davis and Rebeka Uwitonze

Hot Comb by Ebony Flowers

I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones

 

 

2020 Notable Books for a Global Society

The 2020 Notable Books for a Global Society have been announced. This is an annual list of 25 books created by the International Literacy Association which enhance student understand of people and cultures. The list includes books published during the previous year for grades K-12. Here are the 2020 books:

The Book Rescuer:  How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come by Sue Macy, illustrated by Stacy Innerst

At the Mountain’s Base by Traci Sorrell, illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman

Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

Dreams from Many Rivers by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez

Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Cannaday Chapman

Fry Bread:  A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManis

Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour, illustrated by Daniel Egenėus

Mario and the Hole in the Sky:  How a Chemist Saved Our Planet by Elizabeth Rusch,
illustrated by Teresa Martinez

Martin & Anne, the Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank by Nancy Churnin, illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg

The Moon Within by Aida Salazar

New Kid by Jerry Craft

Orange for the Sunsets by Tina Athaide

The Other Side:  Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border by Juan Pablo Villalobos

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist by Julie Leung, illustrated by Chris Sasaki

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illustrated by Paoal Escobar

Room on Our Rock by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton

Soldier for Equality:  Josė de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War by Duncan Tonatiuh

Thanku:  Poems of Gratitude by Miranda Paul (Ed.), illustrated by Marlena Myles

Todos Iquales / All Equal: Un corridor de Lemon Grove/ A Ballad of Lemon Grove by Christy Hale

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Under the Broken Sky by Mariko Nagai

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

2019 Andre Norton Award Finalists

The 2019 Nebula Awards finalists have been announced. The Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy is part of these awards. Here are the Norton finalists:

Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer

Cog by Greg van Eekhout, illustrated by Beatrice Blue

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

Peasprout Chen: Battle of Champions by Henry Lien

Riverland by Fran Wilde

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal Longlist

The 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal longlists have been released. The Carnegie is given for the best children’s writing while the Greenaway Medal is for illustration in children’s books. A team of 14 librarians from across the UK selected the longlist titles. Here they are:

2020 Carnegie Medal Longlist

Becoming Dinah

Becoming Dinah by Kit de Waal

The Black Flamingo

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta, illustrated by Anshika Khullar

The Boxer by Nikesh Shukla

Girl. Boy. Sea.

Girl. Boy. Sea. by Chris Vick

Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

Lampie and the Children of the Sea

Lampie by Annet Schaap

Lark (The Truth of Things Book 4)

Lark by Anthony McGowan

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Monsters

Monsters by Sharon Dogar

No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen

Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Paper Avalanche

Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

A Pocketful of Stars

A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby

The Skylarks’ WarLove to Everyone

The Skylark’s War by Hilary McKay (Love to Everyone in the U.S.)

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

Toffee

Toffee by Sarah Crossan

Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black by Marcus Sedgwick and Julian Sedgwick, illustrated by Alexis Deacon

 

2020 Kate Greenaway Medel Longlist

And the Ocean Was Our Sky illustrated by Rovina Cai and written by Patrick Ness

Captain Rosalie illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, written by Timothée de Fombelle and translated by Sam Gordon

B is for Baby illustrated by Angela Brooksbank and written by Atinuke

Child of St Kilda written and illustrated by Beth Waters

The Dam illustrated by Levi Pinfold and written by David Almond

Fanatical About Frogs written and illustrated by Owen Davey

The Iron Man

The Iron Man illustrated by Chris Mould and written by Ted Hughes

The King Who Banned the Dark written and illustrated by Emily Haworth-Booth

Little Wise Wolf illustrated by Hanneke Siemensma, written by Gijs Van der Hammen and translated by Laura Watkinson

Lubna and Pebble illustrated by Daniel Egneus and written by Wendy Meddour

Mary and Frankenstein: The true story of Mary Shelley

Mary and Frankenstein illustrated by Júlia Sardà and written by Linda Bailey (Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein in the U.S.)

Planetarium illustrated by Chris Wormell and written by Raman Prinja

Quill Soup illustrated by Dale Blankenaar and written by Alan Durant

The Suitcase written and illustrated by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Tales from the Inner City written and illustrated by Shaun Tan

The Undefeated illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written by Kwame Alexander

Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black illustrated by Alexis Deacon and written by Marcus Sedgwick and Julian Sedgwick

When Sadness Comes to Call

When Sadness Comes to Call written and illustrated by Eva Eland

Wisp: A Story of Hope

Wisp: A Story of Hope illustrated by Grahame Baker Smith and written by Zana Fraillon

You’re Snug With Me illustrated by Poonam Mistry and written by Chitra Soundar