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*Note that a number of titles appear in two or more lists as they are winners of multiple awards and honors.

  • American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Books
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
  • Caldecott Medal and Honors
  • Coretta Scott King Book Awards
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award - Children
  • Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Top Ten (YALSA)
  • Green Earth Book Awards
  • Mildred L. Batchelder Award
  • Michael L. Printz Award/Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
  • Newbery Medal and Honors
  • NCTE Orbis Pictus Award/Honors for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
  • Pura Belpré Award and Honors
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award/Honors
  • Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal and Honors
  • USBBY: Outstanding International Book List
  • YALSA Award and Finalists for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
 

American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults

Anderson, Jodi Lynn. Tiger Lily.

Andrews, Jesse. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Bacigalupi, Paolo. The Drowned Cities.

Bardugo, Leigh. Shadow and Bone.

Barnaby, Hannah. Wonder Show.

Barnes, Jennifer Lynn. Every Other Day.

Barraclough, Lindsey. Long Lankin.

Bray, Libba. The Diviners.

Brennan, Sarah Rees. Unspoken: The Lynburn Legacy.

Calame, Don. Call the Shots.

Cameron, Sharon. The Dark Unwinding.

Carey, Janet Lee. Dragonswood.

Carlton, Susan. Love & Haight.

Cashore, Kristin. Bitterblue.

Coats, Jillian Anderson. The Wicked and the Just.

Cronn-Mills, Kirstin. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children.

Cross, Sarah. Kill Me Softly.

Crowley, Cath. Graffiti Moon.

Damico, Gina. Croak.

Danforth, Emily M. The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

Derting, Kimberly. The Pledge.

Doller, Trish. Something Like Normal.

Jordan, Dream. Bad Boy.

Ellison, Kate. Butterfly Clues.

Fama, Elizabeth. Monstrous Beauty.

Farish, Terry. The Good Braider.

Fforde, Jasper. The Last Dragonslayer.

Fitzpatrick, Huntley. My Life Next Door.

Gagnon, Michelle. Don’t Turn Around.

Gaughen, A. C. Scarlet.

Grant, Michael. BZRK.

Grant, Michael and Katherine Applegate. Eve & Adam.

Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars.

Halpern, Julie. Have a Nice Day.

Hand, Elizabeth. Radiant Days.

Harrington, Hannah. Speechless.

Hartman, Rachel. Seraphina.

Hiaasen, Carl. Chomp.

Johnson, Angela. A Certain October.

Kagawa, Julie. The Immortal Rules.

Kincaid, S.J. Insignia.

Kindl, Patrice. Keeping the Castle.

King, A.S. Ask the Passengers.

Knowles, Jo. See You At Harry’s.

Kokie, E.M. Personal Effects.

Kontis, Alethea. Enchanted.

Lacey, Josh. Island of Thieves.

LaCour, Nina. The Disenchantments.

LaFevers, Robin. Grave Mercy.

Lake, Nick. In Darkness.

Lanagan, Margo. The Brides of Rollrock Island.

Larbalestier, Justine and Sarah Rees Brennan. Team Human.

Leavitt, Martine. My Book of Life by Angel.

Lee, Y.S. The Traitor and the Tunnel.

Lerangis, Peter and Harry Mazer. Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am.

Leveen, Tom. Zero.

Levine, Kristin. Lions of Little Rock.

Levithan, David. Every Day.

Lyga, Barry. I Hunt Killers.

Maas, Sarah. Throne of Glass.

MacColl, Michaela. Promise the Night.

Mackall, Dandi. The Silence of Murder.

Magoon, Kekla. Fire in the Streets.

Marchetta, Melina. Froi of the Exiles: The Lumatere Chronicles.

Marillier, Juliet. Shadowfell.

Matson, Morgan. Second Chance Summer.

McCormick, Patricia. Never Fall Down.

McDonald, Ian. Planesrunner.

McQuerry, Maureen Doyle. The Peculiars.

Meyer, Marissa.

Michaelis, Antonia. The Storyteller.

Mieville, China. Railsea.

Myers, Kate Kae. The Vanishing Game.

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. No Crystal Stair: A Novel in Documents, Based on the Life and Work, of Lewis Micheaux, Harlem Bookseller.

Newman, Leslea. October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard.

Nielsen, Jennifer. The False Prince.

Nix, Garth. A Confusion of Princes.

Oppel, Kenneth. Such Wicked Intent: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Book Two.

Pearce, Jackson. Purity.

Poblocki, Dan. The Ghost of Graylock.

Pratchett, Terry. Dodger.

Quick, Matthew. Boy 21.

Rivers, Karen. The Encyclopedia of Me.

Rossi, Veronica. Under the Never Sky.

Rubens, Michael. Sons of the 613.

Saenz, Benjamin Alire. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.

Schrefer, Eliot. Endangered.

Schumacher, Julie. The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls.

Selfors, Suzanne. The Sweetest Spell.

Sherman, Delia. The Freedom Maze.

Schreiber, Joe. Au Revoir Crazy European Chick.

Sonnenblick, Jordan. Curveball: the Year I Lost My Grip.

Stiefvater, Maggie. The Raven Boys.

Summers, Courtney. This is Not a Test.

Tregay, Sarah. Love & Leftovers.

Vivian, Siobhan. The List.

Volponi, Paul. The Final Four.

Wasserman, Robin. The Book of Blood and Shadow.

Wein, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity. 

Woodson, Jacqueline. Beneath a Meth Moon.

Woolston, Blythe. Catch & Release.

Zettel, Sarah. Dust Girl.

 

American Library Association Notable Children’s Books

Younger Readers

And Then It’s Spring. By Julie Fogliano. Illus. by Erin E. Stead.

Bear Has a Story to Tell. By Philip C. Stead. Illus. by Erin E. Stead.

Black Dog. By Levi Pinfold. Illus. by the author.

Charley's First Night. By Amy Hest. Illus. by Helen Oxenbury.

Creepy Carrots! By Aaron Reynolds. Illus. by Peter Brown. 

Demolition. By Sally Sutton. Illus. by Brian  Lovelock.  

Dogs on Duty. By Dorothy Hinshaw Patent.

Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building. By Christy Hale. Illus. by the author.

Extra Yarn. By Mac Barnett . Illus. by Jon Klassen.

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors. By Hena Khan. Illus. by Mehrdokht Amini.

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. By Mo Willems. Illus. by the author.  

Green. By Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Illus. by the author.

Hippopposites. By Janik Coat.

Infinity and Me. By Kate Hosford. Illus. by Gabi Swiatkowska.

Just Ducks. By Nicola Davies. Illus. by Salvatore  Rubbino.

Let's Go for a Drive!  By Mo Willems. Illus. by the author.

Machines Go to Work in the City. By William Low. Illus. by the author.

Magritte’s Marvelous Hat : A Picture Book. By D. B. (Donald B.) Johnson. Illus. by the author.

Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert.  By Gary D. Schmidt, Illus. by David Diaz.

More. By I. C. Springman. Illus. by Brian Lies.

Nighttime Ninja. By Barbara DaCosta. Illus. by Ed Young.

Oh, No! By Candace Fleming. Illus. by Eric Rohmann.

One Cool Friend. By Toni Buzzeo. Illus. by David Small.

One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters. By Lola M. Schaefer. Illus. by Jessica Meserve.

Penny and Her Doll. By Kevin Henkes. Illus. by the author.

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. By Eric Litwin. Illus. by James Dean.

Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover. By Cece Bell. Illus. by the author.

Sleep Like a Tiger. By Mary Logue. Illus. by Pamela Zagarenski.

This Is Not My Hat. By Jon Klassen. Illus. by the author.

This Moose Belongs to Me. By Oliver Jeffers. Illus. by the author.

Up, Tall, and High! By Ethan Long. Illus. by the author.

Z Is for Moose. By Kelly Bingham. Illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky.

Middle Readers  

Abraham Lincoln & Frederick Douglass: The Story behind an American Friendship. By Russell Freedman. illus.

The Beetle Book. By Steve Jenkins. Illus. by the author.

A Black Hole Is Not a Hole. By Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano. Illus. by Michael Carroll.

Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon. By Steve Sheinkin. illus.

Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team. By Audrey Vernick.  Illus. by Steven Salerno.

Chuck Close: Face Book. By Chuck Close. illus.

Each Kindness. By Jacqueline Woodson. Illus. by E. B. Lewis.

Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. By Robert Byrd. Illus. by the author. 

George Bellows: Painter with a Punch! By Robert Burleigh. Illus. by George Bellows.

Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller. By Doreen Rappaport. Illus. by Matt Tavares.

Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic. By Stephanie Sammartino McPherson. illus.

In a Glass Grimmly. By Adam Gidwitz. illus.

Island: A Story of the Galápagos. By Jason Chin. Illus. by the author.

Liar & Spy. By Rebecca Stead.

Lulu and the Duck in the Park. By Hilary McKay. Illus. by Priscilla Lamont.

May B. , By Caroline Starr Rose.

The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity. By Elizabeth Rusch. illus.  

Moonbird : A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95.

The One and Only Ivan. By Katherine Applegate. Illus. by Patricia Castelao.

See You at Harry’s. By Jo Knowles.  

Splendors and Glooms. By Laura Amy Schlitz.

Starry River of the Sky. By Grace Lin. Illus. by the author.

Three Times Lucky. By Sheila Turnage.

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster. By Deborah Hopkinson. illus.

Twelve Kinds of Ice. By Ellen Bryan Obed. Illus. by Barbara McClintock.

Unspoken:  A Story from the Underground Railroad. By Henry Cole. Illus. by the author.

Wonder. By R. J. Palacio.

Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead. By Rebecca L. Johnson. illus.

Older Readers  

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. By Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust. By Doreen Rappaport. illus.

Drama. By Raina Telgemeier. Illus. by the author.

A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return. By Zeina Abirached. Illus. by the author.

Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure. By Jim Murphy and Alison Blank. illus.  

My Family for the War. By Anne C. Voorhoeve. Trans. by Tammi Reichel.

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece. By Annabel Pitcher

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano. By Sonia Manzano.

Seraphina. By Rachel Hartman.

Son. By Lois Lowry.

Son of a Gun. By Anne de Graaf. Trans. by the author.

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different. By Karen Blumenthal. illus.

Temple Grandin: How the Girl who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World. By Sy Montgomery. illus.

We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March. By Cynthia Y. Levinson. illus.

All Ages 

Little Bird. By Germano Zullo. Illus. by Albertine.

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs that Squeak, Soar, and Roar! Ed. by J. Patrick Lewis. illus.

Step Gently Out. By Helen Frost. Illus. by Rick Lieder.

The Year Comes Round : Haiku through the Seasons. By Sid Farrar. Illus. by Ilse Plume.

Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems. By Kate Coombs. Illus. by Meilo So.

 

 

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

PICTURE BOOK AWARD WINNER:
Building Our House
written and illustrated by Jonathan Bean

PICTURE BOOK HONOR WINNERS:
Open This Little Book
by Jesse Klausmeier, illustrated by Suzy Lee
Black Dog
written and illustrated by Levi Pinfold

FICTION AWARD WINNER:
Eleanor & Park
by Rainbow Rowell

FICTION HONOR WINNERS:
Seraphina
by Rachel Hartman
A Corner of White
by Jaclyn Moriarty

NONFICTION WINNER:
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
written and illustrated by Robert Byrd

NONFICTION HONOR WINNERS:
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building written and illustrated by Christy Hale
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney

 

Caldecott Medal and Honors

Medal

This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen

Honors

Creepy Carrots! illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron

Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett

Green, illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

One Cool Friend, illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo

Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue

 

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Author Award Winner

Andrea Davis Pinkney, author of Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America

Illustrator Award Winner

Bryan Collier, illustrator of I, Too, Am America

Author Honor

Jacqueline Woodson, author of Each Kindness, illustrated by E. B. Lewis

 Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, author of No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Micheaux, Harlem Bookseller, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Illustrator Honor

Daniel Minter, illustrator of Ellen’s Broom, written by Kelly Starling Lyons

Christopher Myers, illustrator and author of H. O. R. S. E.

Kadir Nelson, illustrator of I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., written by Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

Edgar Allan Poe Award - Children

The Quick Fix by Jack D. Ferraiolo

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

 

Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Top Ten (YALSA)

Non-Fiction

  • Backderf, Derf. My Friend Dahmer.
  • Fetter-Vorm, Jonathan. Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb.
  • Lambert, Joseph. Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller.

Fiction

  • Bendis, Brian Michael and Sara Pichelli. Ultimate Comics Spider-man, V.1.
  • Hicks, Faith Erin. Friends with Boys.
  • Kwitney, Alisa, Rebecca Guay and others. A Flight of Angels.
  • Long, Mark, Nate Powell and others. The Silence of Our Friends.
  • Murakami, Takashi. Stargazing Dog.
  • Telgemeier, Raina. Drama
  • Waid, Mark, Paolo Manuel Rivera and Marcos Martin. Daredevil V. 1.
 

Green Earth Book Awards

Picture Book: The Family Tree written and illustrated by David McPhail

Children’s FictionOne White Dolphin, by Gill Lewis

Children’s Nonfiction:  Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard, by Loree  Griffin Burns and photographed by Ellen Harasimowicz

Young Adult Fiction:  Endangered by Eliot Schrefer

Young Adult Nonfiction:  Moonbird:  A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose

 

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

My Family for the War, written by Anne C. Voorhoeve, translated by Tammi Reichel

 

Michael L. Printz Award/Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

Award

In Darkness by Nick Lake

Honors

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe written by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Code Name Verity written by Elizabeth Wein

Dodger written by Terry Pratchett

The White Bicycle written by Beverley Brenna

 

Newbery Medal and Honors

Medal Winner

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Honors

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

 

NCTE Orbis Pictus Award/Honors for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children

Award Winner

Monsieur Marceau: Actor without Words by Leda Schubert, illustrated by Gérard DuBois

Honor Books

Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard
by Loree Griffin Burns, photographs by Ellen Harasimonwicz

Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
by Robert Byrd

The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity
by Elizabeth Rusch

Those Rebels, John & Tom
by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edward Fotheringham

We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March
by Cynthia Levinson 

 

Pura Belpré Award and Honors

Author Award Winner  

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Illustrator Award Winner

Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert, illustrated by David Diaz, written by Gary D. Schmidt

Author Honor Book

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano,  by Sonia Manzano

 

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award/Honors

Medal Winner

Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon,” written by Steve Sheinkin

Honor Books

Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, written and illustrated by Robert

Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95, written by Phillip M. Hoose  

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, written by Deborah Hopkinson

 

Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

Chickadee by Louise Eldrich

 

Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal and Honors

Medal Winner

Up, Tall and High!, written and illustrated by Ethan Long

Honors

Let’s Go for a Drive! written and illustrated by Mo Willems

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons written by Eric Litwin, created and illustrated by James Dean  

Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover, written and illustrated by Cece Bell

 

USBBY: Outstanding International Book List

Kindergarten–Grade 2

COAT, Janik. Hippopposites. illus. by author. Abrams/Appleseed

DALY, Niki. The Herd Boy. illus. by author

DAVIES, Nicola. Just Ducks! illus. by Salvatore Rubbino.

DUBUC, Marianne. Animal Masquerade. illus. by author.

GRAHAM, Bob. A Bus Called Heaven. illus. by author.

HOVLAND, Henrik. John Jensen Feels Different. tr. from Norwegian by Don Dartlett. illus. by Torill Kove.

KRISHNASWAMI, Uma. Out of the Way! Out of the Way! illus. by Uma Krishnaswamy.

MACLEAR, Kyo. Virginia Wolf. illus. by Isabelle Arsenault.

MACKINTOSH, David. The Frank Show. illus. by author.

MILLARD, Glenda. Isabella’s Garden. illus. by Rebecca Cool.

ROGERS, Gregory. The Hero of Little Street. illus. by author.

SCOTT, Nathan Kumar. The Great Race. illus. by Jagdish Chitara.

SERRES, Alain. I Have the Right to Be a Child. tr. from French by Helen Mixter. illus. by Aurélia Fronty.

SIF, Birgitta. Oliver. illus. by author.

TOLMAN, Marije & Ronald Tolman. The Island. illus. by authors.

Grades 3–5

HARTNETT, Sonya. Sadie and Ratz. illus. by Ann James.

I SAW A PEACOCK WITH A FIERY TALE. illus. by Ramsingh Urveti.

IBBOTSON, Eva. One Dog and His Boy

LAIRD, Elizabeth. Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings. illus. by Shirin Adl.

LANTHIER, Jennifer. The Stamp Collector. illus. by François Thisdale.

MCKAY, Hilary. Lulu and the Duck in the Park. illus. by Priscilla Lamont

MORPURGO, Michael. Shadow.

ROSEN, Michael. Bananas in My Ears: A Collection of Nonsense Stories, Poems, Riddles, and Rhymes. illus. by Quentin Blake.

THEMERSON, Stefan. The Table that Ran Away to the Woods. tr. from Polish. illus. by Franciszka Themerson.

VAN LEEUWEN, Joke. Eep! tr. from Dutch by Bill Nagelkerke. illus. by author.

VOAKE, Steve. Hooey Higgins and the Shark. illus. by Emma Dodson.

Grades 6–8

ABIRACHED, Zeina. A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return. tr. from French by Edward Gauvin. illus. by author.

CHADDA, Sarwat. Savage Fortress.

DE GRAAF, Anne. Son of a Gun. tr from Dutch.

DOYLE, Roddy. Greyhound of a Girl.

ELLIS, Deborah. My Name Is Parvana.

GLEITZMAN, Morris. Now.

SERRANO, Francisco. La Malinche: The Princess Who Helped Cortés Conquer the Aztec Empire. tr. from Spanish by Susan Ouriou. illus. by Pablo Serrano.

TANAKA, Shelley. Nobody Knows. photos by Hirokazu Kore-eda & Kawauchi Rinko.

Grades 9–12

ELLIS, Deborah. Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War.

MASTER, Irfan. A Beautiful Lie.

WEIN, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity.

 

YALSA Award and Finalists for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

Winner

Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, written by Steve Sheinkin

Finalists

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different, a biography by Karen Blumenthal.

Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95, written by Phillip Hoose

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, written by Deborah Hopkinson.

We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March, written by Cynthia Levinson.

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