2019 Australian Book Industry Awards

The Australian Book Industry Awards give awards across a wide variety of ages and subjects. Here are this year’s winners for the juvenile categories.

BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR OLDER CHILDREN

Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds by Jeremy Lachlan

 

BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

The 104-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

 

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR

All the Ways to Be Smart by Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys (Coming to the United States in September 2019)

 

SMALL PUBLISHER’S CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR

Whisper by Lynette Noni

2019 Indies Choice Book Award Winners

The 2019 Indies Choice Book Award winners were announced this week. Voted on by booksellers at American Booksellers Association member stores across the country, the awards are given in a variety of categories, including several for young readers. Here are the winners in those categories:

YOUNG ADULT

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

THE E.B. WHITE READ-ALOUD AWARD FOR PICTURE BOOKS

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

 

THE E.B. WHITE READ-ALOUD AWARD FOR MIDDLE READERS

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

 

PICTURE BOOK HALL OF FAME WINNERS

Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

2019 Eisner Award Nominees

The Eisner Award Nominees for 2019 have been announced. Here are the nominees for the categories that are specifically for children and teens. Explore many of the other categories for great picks for young readers who love comics!

BEST PUBLICATION FOR EARLY READERS (up to age 8)

Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer by James Kochalka

Petals by Gustavo Borges

Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths by Graham Annable

This Is a Taco! by Andrew Cangelose and Josh Shipley

Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri

 

BEST PUBLICATION FOR KIDS (ages 9-12)

Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

Crush by Svetlana Chmakova

The Divided Earth by Faith Erin Hicks (also nominated for Best Coloring)

 

BEST PUBLICATION FOR TEENS

All Summer Long by Hope Larson

Gumballs by Erin Nations

Middlewest by Skottie Young and Jorge Corona

Norroway, Book 1: The Black Bull of Norroway by Cate Seaton and Kit Seaton

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (also nominated for Best Writer/Artist)

Watersnakes by Tony Sandoval (also nominated for Best Writer/Artist and Best Painter/Multimedia Artist for interior art)

2019 Anna Dewdney Award

The third annual Anna Dewdney Read-Together Award winner and honor books have been announced by Penguin Young Readers, the Children’s Book Council, and Every Child a Reader. The award is given to “a read-aloud picture book that sparks compassion, empathy, and connection.” Here are the winners:

WINNER

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

 

HONOR BOOKS

Drawn Together by Minh Le, illustrated by Dan Santat

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

 

I Am Enough by Grace Byers, illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo

Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Thank YouOmu! by Oge Mora

Cook Prize & Irma Black Award Winners

The winners of two awards by The Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature were announced. The Cook Prize is given to the best STEM picture book for 8-10 year-olds and is selected by children. The Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award is given to “an outstanding book for young children—a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole.” Here are the winners and honor books:

COOK PRIZE WINNER

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker, illustrated Dow Phumiruk

COOK PRIZE HONORS

Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones by Sara Levine, illustrated by T.S. Spookytooth

If Polar Bears Disappeared by Lily Williams

Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain by Cheryl Bardoe; illustrated by Barbara McClintock

 

IRMA BLACK AWARD WINNER

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

IRMA BLACK HONORS

Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins

Sun! One in a Billion by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Stevie Lewis

The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee

 

2019 Ezra Jack Keats Awards

The winners of the 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Awards were presented with their awards at the University of Southern Mississippi on April 4th. The awards from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation are given every year to an outstanding new writer and new illustrator. Here are the winners and honor books for 2019:

NEW WRITER AWARD

Kitten and the Night Watchman by John Sullivan

 

NEW ILLUSTRATOR AWARD

Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora

 

WRITER HONOR BOOKS

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

Lena’s Shoes Are Nervous by Keith Calabrese, illustrated by Juana Medina

The Funeral by Matt James

 

ILLUSTRATOR HONOR BOOKS

Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Prickly Hedgehogs! by Jane McGuinness

 

 

 

2019 Hugo Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards have been announced, including the ones for the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book. Here are the YA finalists:

The Belles, by Dhonielle Clayton

Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi

The Cruel Prince, by Holly Black

Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland

The Invasion, by Peadar O’Guilin

Tess of the Road, by Rachel Hartman

2019 Mathical Award Winners

The Mathical Book Prize is given annually to the outstanding fiction and nonfiction for youth ages 2-18. The prize is selected by a committee of PreK-12 teachers, librarians, mathematicians, and early childhood experts. Here are the 2019 winners and honor books for each age category:

WINNER PRE-K

Crash! Boom! A Math Tale by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Chris Chatterton

 

WINNER GRADES K-2

Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain by Cheryl Bardoe, illustrated by Barbara McClintock

 

WINNER GRADES 3-5

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

 

WINNER GRADES 6-8

To the Moon! The True Story of the American Heroes on the Apollo 8 Spaceship by Jeffrey Kluger and Ruby Shamir

 

HONOR BOOKS PRE-K

 

Press Here by Hervé Tullet

100 Bugs! A Counting Book by Kate Narita

 

HONOR BOOKS GRADES K-2

3×4 by Ivan Brunetti

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker

The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague by Julia Finley Mosca

When Sophie Thinks She Can’t by Molly Bang

 

HONOR BOOKS GRADES 3-5

Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics by Steve Jenkins

Hidden Women: The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race by Rebecca Rissman

 

HONOR BOOK GRADES 6-8

If You Find This by Matthew Baker

 

HONOR BOOK GRADES 9-12

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Lambda Literary Awards Finalists

The finalists for the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards have been announced. The LGBTQIA+ book awards are given in 24 categories, including one focused on LGBTQ books for children and teens. Here are the finalists in that category:

LGBTQ Children’s & Young Adult

Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender