Category: Awards

2016 GoodReads Choice Winners

GoodReads has announced the winners of their annual voting for the top book in a variety of categories. Here are the winners of the categories for books for children and teens:

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

 

YOUNG ADULT FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

 

MIDDLE GRADE AND CHILDREN’S

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

 

PICTURE BOOKS

The Thank You Book (Elephant & Piggie, #25)

The Thank You Book by Mo Willems

National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

The winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature has been announced. First, let me say how very impressed I was with the entire list this year. It was filled with diverse authors and powerful wonderful stories and writing.

I love the winner and am thrilled to see a graphic novel win!

March: Book Three

If you haven’t read this trilogy, you need to right away. It’s incredible.

Irish Book Awards Shortlist

The Irish Examiner has the shortlist for the 2016 Irish Book Awards. The awards span 14 categories. Here are the ones related to literature for youth:

SPECSAVERS CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR – JUNIOR

A Child of Books Goodnight Everyone

A Child of Books – Sam Winston and Oliver Jeffers

Goodnight Everyone – Chris Haughton

 

Historopedia – Fatti and John Burke

Pigín of Howth – Kathleen Watkins, illustrated by Margaret Anne Suggs

Rabbit and Bear: 1: Rabbit's Bad Habits Rover and the Big Fat Baby (Giggler 4)

Rabbit and Bear: Rabbit’s Bad Habits – Julian Gough & Jim Field

Rover and the Big Fat Baby – Roddy Doyle, illustrated by Chris Judge

 

SPECSAVERS CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR – SENIOR

Knights of the Borrowed Dark The Book of Shadows - Nine Lives Trilogy 2

Knights of the Borrowed Dark – Dave Rudden

The Book of Shadows – E.R. Murray

The Making of Mollie Needlework

The Making of Mollie – Anna Carey

Needlework – Deirdre Sullivan

Nothing Tastes As Good Flawed (Flawed, #1)

Nothing Tastes As Good – Claire Hennessy

Flawed – Cecelia Ahern

 

2016 Teens’ Top Ten

YALSA has announced the Teens’ Top Ten for 2016. Nominees are currently being taken through December 31st for the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten list. Teens aged 12-18 can nominate their picks here.

Here are the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten:

Alive All the Bright Places

Alive by Chandler Baker

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Every Last Word Everything, Everything

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

The Game of Love and Death Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The Novice (Summoner, #1) Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls When

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten

When by Victoria Laurie

 

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