National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature

The National Book Foundation has announced their longlist for the 2019 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Five finalists will be announced on October 8th with the winner announced on November 20th. Here are the books on the list:

1919 The Year That Changed America Kiss Number 8

1919: The Year that Changed America by Martin W. Sandler

Kiss Number 8 by Colleen AF Venable, illustrated by Ellen T. Crenshaw

Look Both Ways Out of Salem

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve

Patron Saints of Nothing Pet

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

A Place to Belong Shout

A Place to Belong by Cynthia Kadohata

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All The Undefeated

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

 

Kids Indie Next Fall 2019

The Kids Indie Next list has been released for this autumn. The list ranges from ages four through teen. They offer a top ten as well as lists for age groups. Here are the top ten for this fall:

Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy

 Frankly in Love (Frankly in Love, #1)

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder

The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry, illustrated by The Fan Brothers

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Slay by Brittney Morris

Stormy by Guojing

 

2019 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards Shortlists

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre has announced their finalists for their children’s book awards. Here are the finalists for each English-language award:

TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award

After Life: Ways We Think about Death Ebb and Flow

After Life: Ways We Think about Death by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox

Ebb & Flow by Heather Smith

Mustafa Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

Mustafa by Marie-Louise Gay

Sweep by Jonathan Auxier

They Say Blue

They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki

 

Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

Africville The Funeral

Africville by Shauntay Grant, illustrated by Eva Campbell

The Funeral by Matt James

Mustafa Seb and the Sun

Mustafa by Marie-Louise Gay

Seb and the Sun by Jami Gigot

They Say Blue

They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki

 

Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction

After Life: Ways We Think about Death Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night

After Life: Ways We Think about Death by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox

Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night by Rob Laidlaw

Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes Trash Revolution: Breaking the Waste Cycle

Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes by Wab Kinew, illustrated by Joe Morse

Trash Revolution: Breaking the Waste Cycle by Erica Fyvie, illustrated by Bill Slavin

Turtle Pond

Turtle Pond by James Gladstone, illustrated by Karen Reczuch

 

Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

Don't Tell The Enemy The Journey of Little Charlie

Don’t Tell the Enemy by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

Miles to Go Piper

Miles to Go by Beryl Young

Piper by Jacqueline Halsey

The Sound of Freedom

The Sound of Freedom by Kathy Kacer

 

John Spray Mystery Award

Aftermath Call of the Wraith (The Blackthorn Key, #4)

Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong

Call of the Wraith by Kevin Sands

Tank & Fizz: The Case of Firebane's Folly Sadie

The Case of the Firebane Folly by Liam O’Donnell, illustrated by Mike Deas

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Wolfe in Shepherd's Clothing (Shepherd & Wolfe Mystery #3)

Wolfe in Shepherd’s Clothing by Angie Counios and David Gane

 

Amy Mathers Teen Book Award

Aftermath Easy Prey

Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong

Easy Prey by Catherine Lo

A Girl Like That The House of One Thousand Eyes

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena

The House of One Thousand Eyes by Michelle Barker

Learning to Breathe

Learning to Breathe by Janice Lynn Mather

 

 

2020 Scottish Teenage Book Prize Shortlist

The very short shortlist for the 2020 Scottish Teenage Book Prize has been announced by the Scottish Book Trust. Three books appear on the shortlist, including one graphic novel. This is the first year that comics and graphic novels could be considered for the prize. Teens will vote on the winner and the winner will be named on February 27th, 2020.

Here are the three books on the shortlist:

One Shot Rok of the Reds

One Shot by Tanya Landman

Rok of the Reds by John Wagner, Alan Grant and Dan Cornwell

Starfish

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

2019 Burr/Worzalla Award

The Wisconsin Library Association has announced the winner and honor books for the 2019 Burr/Worzalla Award given to the most distinguished work in literature written and/or illustrated by a Wisconsin book creator.

WINNER

The Cardboard Kingdom

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

 

HONOR BOOKS

The Button War Capsized!: The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster

The Button War by Avi

Capsized!: The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster by Patricia Sutton

Hooper Lowriders Blast from the Past

Hooper by Geoff Herbach

Lowriders Blast from the Past by Cathy Camper

Margot and Mateo Save the World

Margot and Mateo Save the World by Darcy Miller

 

2019 CBCA Book Awards

The Children’s Book Council of Australia has announced their 2019 winners and honor books for the CBCA Book of Year Awards. Here they are:

THE BOOK OF THE YEAR: OLDER READERS

Between Us

Between Us by Clare Atkins

HONOURS

Lenny's Book of Everything Small Spaces

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein

 

THE BOOK OF THE YEAR: YOUNGER READERS

His Name Was Walter

His Name Was Walter by Emily Rodda

HONOURS

Black Cockatoo The Peacock Detectives

Black Cockatoo by Carl Merrison & Hakea Hustler

The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent

 

THE BOOK OF THE YEAR: EARLY CHILDHOOD

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Tricky’s Bad Day by Alison Lester

HONOURS

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Heads and Tails: Insects by John Canty

Here Comes Stinkbug! by Tohby Riddle

 

THE PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Cicada

Cicada by Shaun Tan

HONOURS

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The All New Must Have Orange 430 by Michael Speechley

The Mediterranean by Armin Greder

 

THE EVE POWNALL AWARD

Sorry Day

Sorry Day by Coral Vass, illustrated by Dub Leffler

HONOURS

The Happiness Box Make Believe: M.C. Escher for Kids

The Happiness Box: A Wartime Book of Hope by Mark Greenwood, illustrated by Andrew McLean

Make Believe: M. C. Escher for Kids by Kate Ryan, illustrated by Cally Bennett

 

CBCA AWARD FOR NEW ILLUSTRATORS

Grandma Z

Grandma Z by Daniel Gray-Barnett

2019 Harvey Awards Nominees

The Harvey Awards have announced their nominees for the 2019 awards. Voted on by comic book professionals, the awards celebrate individual works. There is one category specifically for books for youth:

BEST CHILDREN’S OR YOUNG ADULT BOOK NOMINEES

Hey, Kiddo Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Also nominated for Book of the Year)

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell  (Also nominated for Book of the Year)

Mystery Club (Mr. Wolf's Class, #2) New Kid

Mr. Wolf’s Class #2: Mystery Club by Aron Nels Steinke

New Kid by Jerry Craft

On a Sunbeam

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

 

 

YALSA’S Teens’ Top Ten

The voting for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten is now open and will stay open through October 12th. Winners will be announced the following week. Here are the nominees along with the official video announcement:

 

#Murdertrending (MurderTrending, #1) An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, #1)

#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1) American Panda

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

American Panda by Gloria Chao

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy, #1)

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2) The Belles (The Belles #1)

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Blood Water Paint Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #1)

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson

Darius the Great Is Not Okay Frat Girl

Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Frat Girl by Kiley Roache

Girl Made of Stars Isle of Blood and Stone (Tower of Winds, #1)

Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier

Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2) Picture Us in the Light

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert

The Poet X The Prince and the Dressmaker

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Speak: The Graphic Novel Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2)

Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, Emily Carroll

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

To Kill a Kingdom The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown

Wildcard (Warcross, #2)

Wildcard by Marie Lu

New Zealand Book Awards Winners

The 2019 winners of the New Zealand Books Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced. Here are the winners:

MARGARET MAHY BOOK OF THE YEAR and PICTURE BOOK AWARD

The Bomb

The Bomb by Sacha Cotter, illustrated by Josh Morgan

 

WRIGHT FAMILY FOUNDATION ESTHER GLEN AWARD FOR JUNIOR FICTION

The Dog Runner

The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

 

YOUNG ADULT FICTION AWARD

Legacy

Legacy by Whiti Hereaka

 

ELSIE LOCKE AWARD FOR NON-FICTION and BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD

Front Cover

Art-tastic by Sarah Pepperle

 

RUSSELL CLARK AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION

Puffin the Architect

Puffin the Architect by Kimberly Andrews

 

THE WRIGHT FAMILY FOUNDATION TE KURA POUNAMU AWARD 

Te Haka a Tanerore (Te Reo Maori edition)

Te Haka a Tānerore by Reina Kahukiwa, illustrated by Robyn Kahukiwa, translated by Kiwa Hammond