Category: Awards

Klaus Flugge Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for the first Klaus Flugge Prize has been announced. The British award is for the most exciting newcomers to children’s books. The winner will be announced in September. Here are the six shortlisted titles:

Counting Lions: Portraits from the Wild The Girl With The Parrot On Her Head

Counting Lions by Katie Cotton, illustrated by Stephen Walton

The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head by Daisy Hirst

Hector and Hummingbird Lili

Hector and Hummingbird by Nicholas John Frith

Lili by Wen Dee Tan

Toby and the Ice Giants Too Many Toys!

Toby and the Ice Giants by Joe Lillington

Too Many Toys by Heidi Deedman



2016 Indie Book Awards


The winners and finalists for the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards have been announced. Here are the winners for the juvenile categories. The full list of finalists can be found here.


The Alien Logs of Super Jewels

The Alien Logs of Super Jewels by BK Bradshaw


Freedom Trail Pop Up Book of Boston

Freedom Trail Pop Up Book of Boston by Denise D. Price


A Home for Kayla Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend

A Home for Kayla by Kim English, illustrated by Yis Vang

Honouring the Buffalo by Judith Silverthorne and Ray Lavallee, illustrated by Mike Keepness


Immurement (The Undergrounders, #1)

Immurement: The Undergrounders by Norma Hinkens

2016 Children’s Choice Book Awards

Here are the winners of the 2016 Children’s Choice Book Awards which are the only national awards where the winning titles are selected by children and teens. And what lovely choices they are:

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Book of the Year

The Little Shop of Monsters

The Little Shop of Monsters by R.L. Stine, illustrated by Marc Brown


3rd-4th Grade Book of the Year

I'm Trying to Love Spiders

I’m Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton


5th-6th Grade Book of the Year

HiLo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick


Teen Book of the Year

All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven


Children’s Choice Debut Author 


Alex Gino for George


Teen Choice Debut Author


Kelly Loy Gilbert for Conviction


Children’s Choice Illustrator


Kate Beaton for The Princess and the Pony

2016 Little Rebels Book Award

I Am Henry Finch

I Am Henry Finch by Alexis Deacon has won the 2016 Little Rebels Book Award, a British children’s book award that celebrates social justice and equality.

Kerry Mason, from Letterbox Library which runs the award for the ARB (Alliance of Radical Booksellers) said: “It’s an absolute gem of a picture book. It deploys the simplest of graphics and text to ponder vast questions about our humanity. Viviane Schwarz’s blood red thumbprint finches get to the beating heart of our existence and Alexis Deacon’s minimalist, beautifully structured, sentences are like a beginner’s course in existentialist thought. This is a book which respects and honours the youngest of readers, believing them capable of and thirsty for philosophical thought.”