2019 Eisner Award Winners

The Eisner Awards, which celebrate the comic book industry, were announced at Comic-Con. Here are the winners in the categories for children and teens as well as other winners that are books for younger ages:

BEST CONTINUING SERIES and BEST HUMOR PUBLICATION

Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1)

Giant Days by John Allison and Max Sarin

 

BEST WRITER/ARTIST

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Jen Wang for The Prince and the Dressmaker

 

BEST PUBLICATION FOR EARLY READERS (up to age 8)

Johnny Boo Book 8: Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer

Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer by James Kochalka

 

BEST PUBLICATION FOR KIDS (ages 9-12)

The Divided Earth (The Nameless City, #3)

The Divided Earth by Faith Erin Hicks

 

BEST PUBLICATION FOR TEENS 

The Prince and the Dressmaker

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

 

BEST U.S. EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu, translated by Montana Kane

Amazon’s Best Books of 2019 So Far

Amazon has created a list of the top books for the first half of 2019. They have a top 20 list for both children’s books and teen lit. Some of the books included are sure to surprise. Here they are:

TOP 20 CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Because Destination Moon: The Remarkable and Improbable Voyage of Apollo 11

Because by Mo Willems, illustrated by Amber Ren

Destination Moon by Richard Maurer

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Don't Let Them Disappear

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal by Jeff Kinney

Don’t Let Them Disappear by Chelsea Clinton, illustrated by Gianna Marino

Dragon Pearl The Good Egg

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

The Good Egg by Jory John, illustrated by Pete Oswald

Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1 The Last Last-Day-of-Summer

Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth

The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles, illustrated by Dapo Adeola

The Neighbors Pay Attention, Carter Jones

The Neighbors by Einat Tsarfati

Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt

Pie in the Sky The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself The Strangers (Greystone Secrets, #1)

Rumple Buttercup by Matthew Gray Gubler

The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Sweety To Night Owl from Dogfish

Sweety by Andrea Zuill

To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer

The Undefeated Waiting for Chicken Smith

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Waiting for Chicken Smith by David Mackintosh

We Are the Gardeners You Are My Happy

We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines, illustrated by Julianna Swaney

You Are My Happy by Hoda Kotb, illustrated by Suzie Mason

 

TOP 20 YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

Birthday Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness Duology, #1)

Birthday by Meredith Russo

Courting Darkness by Robin LeFevers

Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life and Work Enchantée

Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life & Work by Victoria Ortiz

Enchantee by Gita Trelease

Finale (Caraval, #3) Heroine

Finale by Stephanie Garber

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

In the Neighborhood of True King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)

In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali On the Come Up

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Patron Saints of Nothing Queen of the Sea

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis

Ship of Smoke and Steel (The Wells of Sorcery, #1) Shout

Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

Stepsister The Things She's Seen

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Two Can Keep a Secret The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

The Wicked King by Holly Black

With the Fire on High The Wizenard Series: Training Camp

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Wizenard Series: Training Camp by Wesley King and Kobe Bryant

2019 CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals

The 2019 CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Award Medals have been awarded. Interestingly, both awards have gone to verse books in these oldest of the UK’s children’s book awards. Here are the winners:

Carnegie Medal Winner

The Poet X

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

Kate Greenaway Medal Winner

The Lost Words

The Lost Words illustrated by Jackie Morris, written by Robert Macfarlane

The awards also have a Shadowing Project where young people across the UK get to shadow the judging process and make their own awards. This year, the award winners match, a testament to the skill of the judges and the children alike.

2019 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Award Winners

The winners of the 2019 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards were announced last week by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader. These awards are the only national book awards where the winners are entirely selected by children and teens. With over 24,000 votes cast in total, these are the winners:

KINDERGARTEN-2ND GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

I say OOH You say AAH There’s a Dragon in Your Book

I Say Ooh You Say Aah by John Kane

Honor Book: There’s a Dragon in Your Book by Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Greg Abbott

 

3RD-4TH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Back to the Future Safari Pug (The Adventures of Pug)

Back to the Future: The Classic Illustrated Storybook, based on the movie by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, illustrated by Kim Smith

Honor Book: Safari Pug by Laura James, illustrated by Églantine Ceulemans

 

5TH-6TH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Ghost Boys Sewing the Rainbow: The Story of Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Honor Book: Sewing the Rainbow: A Story About Gilbert Baker by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown

 

TEEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

The Prince and the Dressmaker The Poet X

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Honor Book: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

2019 Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards

On Wednesday, the winners of the 2019 Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards were announced at SLJ’s Day of Dialog. Given in three categories, Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction, each category has a winner and two honor books. Here are the winning titles:

PICTURE BOOK WINNER

The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke; illustrated by Van Thanh Rudd

 

FICTION AND POETRY WINNER

The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

 

NONFICTION WINNER

This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy

 

PICTURE BOOK HONORS

Dreamers written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga written by Traci Sorell; illustrated by Frané Lessac

 

FICTION AND POETRY HONORS

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

 

NONFICTION HONORS

Hey, Kiddo written and illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born written by Miranda Paul; illustrated by Jason Chin

2019 Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards

The Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards are in their 67th year. The award ” recognizes children’s books of literary and aesthetic excellence that effectively engage
children in thinking about peace, social justice, global community, and equity for all people.” The award is given to books in two categories: Younger Children and Older Children. There are also two honor books this year for each age group. Here are the winners and honor books:

YOUNGER CHILDREN WINNER

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael López

 

OLDER CHILDREN WINNER

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

 

YOUNGER CHILDREN HONOR BOOKS

The Day the War Came by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

 

OLDER CHILDREN HONOR BOOKS

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

Kids Indie Next List – Summer 2019

The Summer 2019 Kids Indie Next List has been released. It features books for children and teens that are recommendations from independent booksellers. You can click through for all of the lists. Here are the Top 10 books:

If I Was the Sunshine by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Loren Long

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

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

Nocturna by Maya Motayne

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry, illustrated by Monica Armino

2019 South Asia Book Awards

The 2019 South Asia Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature has been announced. There are two winners, three honor books, and four highly commended books! I haven’t heard of several of them, so this list of award winners is a real treat to explore. Here are the winners:

WINNERS

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Claire A. Nivola

 

HONOR BOOKS

The Eleventh Trade by Alyssa Hollingsworth

Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea by Elizabeth Suneby, illustrated by Rebecca Green

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED BOOKS

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Farmer Falgu Goes to Kumbh Mela by Chitra Soundar, illustrated by Kanika Nair

I Need to Pee by Neha Singh, illustrated by Meenal Singh and Erik Egerup

Maccher Jhol by Richa Jha, illustrated by Sumanta Dey

Room in Your Heart by Kunzang Choden, illustrated by Pema Tshering

British Book Awards 2019

The British Book Award winners were announced on Monday evening. The awards are given for adult and children’s books. Here are the juvenile winners:

CHILDREN’S FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

The Ice Monster

The Ice Monster by David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross

 

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED AND NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

You Are Awesome: Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything: The Number One Bestseller

You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed