2019 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books

The New York Times and New York Public Library have announced their picks for the best illustrated books of the year. The winners are selected solely based on artistic merit. The New York Times also has a slide show of the winning artist’s at work. Here are the books on the list:

Another The Boring Book: (Childrens Book about Boredom, Funny Kids Picture Book, Early Elementary School Story Book)

Another by Christian Robinson

The Boring Book by Shinsuke Yoshitake

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Child of Glass by Beatrice Alemagna

The Farmer by Ximo Abadia

I Miss My Grandpa Just Because

I Miss My Grandpa by Jin Xiaojing

Just Because by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

The Lost Cousins A Million Dots

The Lost Cousins by B.B. Cronin

A Million Dots by Sven Volker

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Monkey on the Run by Leo Timmers

Small in the City by Sydney Smith

 

 

 

Publisher’s Weekly Best Teen Books of 2019

Publisher’s Weekly publishes a list of the best books every year. Here are their picks for the best teen reads of 2019:

Angel Mage The Downstairs Girl

Angel Mage by Garth Nix

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

Gravity Kiss Number 8

Gravity by Sarah Deming

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

The Last True Poets of the Sea Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

Ordinary Girls Out of Salem

Ordinary Girls by Blair Thornburgh

Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve

Patron Saints of Nothing Pet

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Shout Slay

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

Slay by Brittney Morris

Spies: The Secret Showdown Between America and Russia Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc

Spies: The Secret Showdown Between America and Russia by Marc Favreau

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott

The Waning Age We Rule the Night

The Waning Age by S.E. Grove

We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett

With the Fire on High

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Publisher’s Weekly Best Middle Grade Books of 2019

Publisher’s Weekly has released their picks for the best books of the year. They do three lists for books for children and teens. Here are the middle grade books that made the list:

All the Greys on Greene Street Dream Within a Dream

All the Greys on Greene Street by Laura Tucker, illustrated by Kelly Murphy

Dream Within a Dream by Patricia MacLachlan

The Line Tender Look Both Ways

The Line Tender by Kate Allen

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

The Lost Girl My Jasper June

The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu

My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder

New Kid The Next Great Paulie Fink

New Kid by Jerry Craft

The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin

Other Words for Home Pay Attention, Carter Jones

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt

Queen of the Sea Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (Sal and Gabi, #1)

Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis

Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

The Strangers (Greystone Secrets, #1) This Was Our Pact

The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix

This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong #1)

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

 

2019 Governor General’s Literary Awards

The winners of the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Awards have been announced. The Canadian awards are given for both English-language and French-language books and include awards for both children’s and adult books. Here are the two books that won in the children’s categories:

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE – TEXT

Stand on the Sky

Stand on the Sky by Erin Bow

 

YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE – ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

Small in the City

Small in the City by Sydney Smith

Publisher’s Weekly Best Picture Books of 2019

Publisher’s Weekly has released their lists of the best books for children and teens for 2019. They are broken into three categories. Here are the picture books:

Another Birdsong

Another by Christian Robinson

Birdsong by Julie Flett

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Crab Cake: Turning the Tide Together by Andrea Tsurumi

Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown

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

The Important Thing about Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Sarah Jacoby

Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys My Papi Has a Motorcycle

Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys by Mike Unwin, illustrated by Jenni Desmond

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Pena

A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation Pokko and the Drum

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

Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe

River Roar Like a Dandelion

River by Elisha Cooper

Roar Like a Dandelion by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier

Saturday Small in the City

Saturday by Oge Mora

Small in the City by Sydney Smith

A Stone Sat Still The Undefeated

A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Vroom! Who Wet My Pants?

Vroom! by Barbara McClintock

Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea, illustrated by Zachariah Ohora

 

2019 Irish Book Awards Shortlist

The shortlists for the 2019 An Post Irish Book Awards have been announced. There are three categories specifically for books for youth. Here are the shortlists in those categories:

CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR (JUNIOR)

123 Ireland! Boot: Small Robot Big Adventure

123 Ireland! by Aoife Dooley

Boot: Small Robot, Big Adventure by Shane Hegarty, illustrated by Ben Mantle

Don't Worry, Little Crab The President's Surprise

Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton

The President’s Surprise by Peter Donnelly

The high five by Niall Breslin Tiny and Teeny by Chris Judge

Take Five by Niall Breslin, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey

Tiny and Teeny by Chris Judge

 

CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR SENIOR

Family Fun Unplugged Gordon's Game

Family Fun Unplugged by Peter Cosgrove

Gordon’s Game by Gordon D’Arcy and Paul Howard

Lily at Lissadell The Lost Tide Warriors (Storm Keeper, #2)

Lily at Lissadell by Judi Curtin

The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle

Shooting For the Stars: My Journey to Become Ireland's First Astronaut A Strange Kind of Brave

Shooting for the Stars: My Journey to Become Ireland’s First Astronaut by Norah Patten, illustrated by Jennifer Farley

A Strange Kind of Brave by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

 

TEEN/YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR

All the Bad Apples All the Invisible Things

All the Bad Apples by Moira Fowley-Doyle

All the Invisible Things by Orlagh Collins

The M Word Other Words for Smoke

The M Word by Brian Conaghan

Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin

Perfectly Preventable Deaths Toffee

Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan

Toffee by Sarah Crossan

 

2019 Teen Top Ten

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YALSA has announced the winners of the 2019 Teen’s Top Ten List. Here they are:

#Murdertrending (MurderTrending, #1) American Panda

#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil

American Panda by Gloria Chao

Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2) Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) The Poet X

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Prince and the Dressmaker Speak: The Graphic Novel

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

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

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2) Wildcard (Warcross, #2)

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Wildcard by Marie Lu

 

The Sunburst Awards

The Sunburst Award is given “for excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.” They just announced this year’s winners in both their adult and young adult categories. Here is the winner as well as the books that were in the longlist for the young adult category:

WINNER

Tess of the Road (Tess of the Road, #1)

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

 

LONGLIST

Antilia: Sword and Song (The Antilia Series) Black Chuck

Antilia: Sword and Song by Kate Story

Black Chuck by Regan McDonell

Children of Daedala Feeder

Children of Daedala by Caighlan Smith

Feeder by Patrick Weekes

North to Benjamin Not Even Bones (Market of Monsters, #1)

North to Benjamin by Alan Cumyn

Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer

The Ruinous Sweep Ruthless Magic (Conspiracy of Magic, #1)

The Ruinous Sweep by Tim Wynne-Jones

Ruthless Magic by Megan Crewe

Spellslinger (Spellslinger, #1) Super

Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

Super! by Jennifer Chen

A World Below Worldshaper

A World Below by Wesley King

Worldshaper by Edward Willett

2019 National Book Award Finalists in Young People’s Literature

Yesterday, the finalists for the 2019 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature were announced. The longlist was narrowed down to five finalists:

1919 The Year That Changed America Look Both Ways

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

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

Patron Saints of Nothing Pet

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby