It appeals to me as a bookseller to break down the awards by publisher, not only to take a look at what works and imprints have been recognized for their achievements, but — practically speaking — as an easy way to make some direct publisher re-orders. Here’s hoping it helps some other booksellers, librarians, and teachers, too.
To see a list of which publishers won how many awards apiece, and which authors and artists won multiple awards, see last week’s round-up post here.
And now… the awards by publisher! And once again, congratulations to all!
ABRAMS Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner—Diego Rivera: His World and Ours, illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh, written by Duncan Tonatiuh.
Sydney Taylor Notable Books for Older Readers—The Mishkan: Its Structure and Its Sacred Vessels by Rabbi Avrohom Biderman.
Odyssey Honor—Ghetto Cowboy, written by G. Neri and narrated by JD Jackson.
BOYDS MILLS PRESS
Sibert Honor Book—Black & White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene ‘Bull’ Connor, written by Larry Dane Brimner.
Sydney Taylor Honor Books for Older Readers—Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg: Baseball Pioneer by Shelley Sommer.
Geisel Honor Book—I Want My Hat Back, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen.
Sydney Taylor Honor Books for Younger Readers—Naamah and the Ark at Night by Susan Campbell Bartoletti with illustrations by Holly Meade.
Sydney Taylor Notable Books for Older Readers—Terezin: Voices from the Holocaust by Ruth Thomson.
Sydney Taylor Notable Books for Teens—Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto by Paul Janeczko.
The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Younger Readers—Chanukah Lights by Michael J. Rosen with artwork by Robert Sabuda.
Belpré Illustrator Honor—The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred, illustrated by Rafael López, written by Samantha R. Vamos.
The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Older Readers—Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein by Susan Goldman Rubin.
Yalsa Award Finalist—Music Was It: Young Leonard Bernstein, written by Susan Goldman Rubin.
CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
Belpré Author Honor Book—Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller, written by Xavier Garza.
Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Teen Readers—The Blood Lie by Shirley Reva Vernick.
Caldecott Honor—Blackout, illustrated and written by John Rocco.
Geisel Honor Book—I Broke My Trunk, written and illustrated by Mo Willems.
Eerdman’s Books for Young Readers
Mildred L. Batchelder Award—Soldier Bear, originally published in Dutch in 2008 as Soldaat Wojtek, written by Bibi Dumon Tak, illustrated by Philip Hopman, translated by Laura Watkinson.
Sleeping Bear Press
Sydney Taylor Notable Books for Younger Readers—Lipman Pike: America’s First Home Run King by Richard Michelson with illustrations by Zachary Pullen.
Little, Brown & Co.
Alex Award—In Zanesville, by Jo Ann Beard.
Caldecott Honor—Me … Jane, illustrated and written by Patrick McDonnell.
Printz Honor—Why We Broke Up, written by Daniel Handler, art by Maira Kalman.
King Author Honor—Eloise Greenfield, author of The Great Migration: Journey to the North, illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist.
Balzer + Bray
King Author Book Winner—Kadir Nelson, author and illustrator of Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans.
King Illustrator Book Honor—Kadir Nelson, illustrator and author of Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans.
Alex Award—The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures, by Caroline Preston.
Morris Finalist— Girl of Fire and Thorns, written by Rae Carson.
HarperCollins Children’s Books
National Book Award Winner for Young People’s Literature—Thanhha Lai, Inside Out & Back Again.
Newbery Honor—Inside Out & Back Again, written by Thanhha Lai.
Stonewall Honor Book—Pink, written by Lili Wilkinson.
The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Teen Readers—The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow.
Geisel Honor Book—See Me Run, written and illustrated by Paul Meisel.
Sydney Taylor Notable Books for Older Readers—Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto by Susan Goldman Rubin with illustrations by Bill Fransworth.
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
National Book Award YPL Finalist—Gary D. Schmidt, Okay for Now.
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award—Tales for Very Picky Eaters, written and illustrated by Josh Schneider.
Yalsa Award Finalist—Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science, written by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos.
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Sibert Award—Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade, written by Melissa Sweet.
Sibert Honor—The Elephant Scientist, written by Caitlin O’Connell and Donna M. Jackson, photographs byCaitlin O’Connell and Timothy Rodwell.
HOUSE OF ANANSI
Stonewall Honor Book—Money Boy, written by Paul Yee.
Sydney Taylor Honor Books for Younger Readers—Around the World in One Shabbat written and illustrated by Durga Yael Bernhard.
LEE & LOW
Children’s Book Press
Belpré Illustrator Honor Book—Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match /Marisol McDonald no combina, illustrated by Sara Palacios, written by Monica Brown.
Lee & Low
Morris Finalist—Under the Mesquite, written by Guadalupe Garcia McCall.
Pura Belpré Author Award—Under the Mesquite, written by Guadalupe Garcia McCall.
Sydney Taylor Honor Books for Older Readers—Irena’s Jars of Secrets by Marcia Vaughan with illustrations by Ron Mazellan.
Sydney Taylor Honor Books for Older Readers—Lily Renee, Escape Artist: from Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer by Trina Robbins with illustrations by Anne Timmons and Mo Oh.
Sydney Taylor Notable Books for Younger Readers
- Joseph and the Sabbath Fish by Eric A. Kimmel with illustrations by Martina Peluso;
- Marcel Marceau: Master of Mime by Gloria Spielman with illustrations by Manon Gauthtier;
- Picnic at Camp Shalom by Jacqueline Jules with illustrations by Debbie Melmon;
- Sadie’s Sukkah Breakfast by Jamie Korngold with illustrations by Julie Fortenberry;
- The Littlest Mountain by Barb Rosenstock with illustrations by Melanie Hall;
- The Shabbat Princess by Amy Meltzer with illustrations by Martha Aviles.
Stonewall Honor Book—a + e 4ever, drawn and written by Ilike Merey.
Alex Award—Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward.
Farrar Straus Giroux
- Big Girl Small, by Rachel DeWoskin.
- The Lover’s Dictionary, by David Levithan.
Newbery Medal—Dead End in Norvelt, written by Jack Gantos.
Henry Holt & Company
Belpré Author Honor Book—Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck, written by Margarita Engle.
Newbery Honor—Breaking Stalin’s Nose, written and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin.
Sydney Taylor Honor Books for Teen Readers—Then by Morris Gleitzman.
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults—The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery written by Steve Sheinkin.
Yalsa Award Finalist—Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition, written by Karen Blumenthal.
King Illustrator Book Winner—Shane W. Evans, illustrator and author of Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom.
Caldecott Honor—Grandpa Green, illustrated and written by Lane Smith.
National Book Award YPL Finalist—Debby Dahl Edwardson, My Name Is Not Easy.
Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Younger Readers—The Golem’s Latkes by Eric A. Kimmel with illustrations by Aaron Jasinski.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Sibert Honor Book—Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem written and illustrated by Rosalyn Schanzerand.
Yalsa Award Finalist—Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way), written by Sue Macy.
National Book Award YPL Finalist—Franny Billingsley, Chime.
Printz Honor—The Returning, written by Christine Hinwood.
Morris Finalist—Between Shades of Gray, written by Ruta Sepetys.
Schneider Middle School Award (ages 9-13)—close to famous, written by Joan Bauer.
Sydney Taylor Notable Books for Older Readers—The Cats in the Doll Shop by Yona Zeldis McDonough with illustrations by Heather Maione.
- Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline;
- The Talk-Funny Girl, by Roland Merullo.
Batchelder Honor—The Lily Pond, written by Annika Thor, and translated by Linda Schenck.
Morris Finalist—Paper Covers Rock, written by Jenny Hubbard.
- The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern;
- Robopocalypse: A Novel, by Daniel H. Wilson.
Alfred A. Knopf
National Book Award Finalist—Albert Marrin, Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy.
Printz Honor—Jasper Jones, written by Craig Silvey.
Schneider Teen Award (ages 14-18)—The Running Dream, written by Wendelin Van Draanen.
Sydney Taylor Notable Books for Older Readers
- Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy by Albert Marrin;
- When Life Gives You OJ by Erica S. Perl.
Odyssey Award—Rotters, written by Daniel Kraus and narrated by Kirby Heyborne.
- Okay for Now, written by Gary D. Schmidt and narrated by Lincoln Hoppe;
- Young Fredle, written by Cynthia Voigt and narrated by Wendy Carter.
Schwartz & Wade
Caldecott Medal—A Ball for Daisy, illustrated and written by Chris Raschka.
King Author Honor Book—Patricia C. McKissack, author of Never Forgotten, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
Sydney Taylor Notable Books for Younger Readers—I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hiding during World War II by Marisabina Russo.
Sydney Taylor Notable Books for Younger Readers—One Little Chicken by Elka Weber with illustrations by Elisa Kleven.
Odyssey Honor —The Scorpio Races, written by Maggie Stiefvater and narrated by Steve West and Fiona Hardingham.
Printz Honor—The Scorpio Races, written by Maggie Stiefvater.
Schneider Middle Grade Award (ages 9-13)—Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures, written by Brian Selznick.
Sibert Honor Book—Drawing from Memory, written and illustrated by Allen Say.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Printz Winner—Where Things Come Back, written by John Corey Whaley.
Morris Award—Where Things Come Back, written by John Corey Whaley.
Alex Awards—The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens, by Brooke Hauser.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Stonewall Book Award—Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy, written by Bil Wright.
Stonewall Honor Book—with or without you, written by Brian Farrey.
S&S (primarily) authors who won awards for their bodies of work:
Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement—Ashley Bryan
Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults—Susan Cooper
WALKER & CO.
Sydney Taylor Notable Books for Teens—OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy.
WESTON WOODS STUDIOS
Andrew Carnegie Medal—Paul R. Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard, producers of Children Make Terrible Pets. The video is based on the book written by Peter Brown, and is narrated by Emily Eiden, with music by Jack Sundrud and Rusty Young, and animation by Soup2Nuts.