Recent book award news: Oregon, the Angus, and more!
- The 2015 Oregon Book Awards winners have been announced, with April Henry winning the Leslie Bradshaw Award for YA Literature for The Body in the Woods. See the other finalists here.
- The 2015 Angus Award—which is "aimed at promoting reading for enjoyment by teenagers in Angus"—finalists are:
- R.J. Palacio's Wonder won Hawaii's 2015 Nene Award—"presented to the favorite fiction book based on a vote by the children of Hawaii in grades 4-6"—with Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan as first runner-up.
- Winners of the ABA's 2015 Indies Choice Book Awards and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards have been announced, with Holly Black's The Darkest Part of the Forest being crowned as the Young Adult Book of the Year. The YA Honor books were:
Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, by A.S. King
Noggin, by John Corey Whaley
The Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang, Sonny Liew
Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel: A Novel, by Sara Farizan
This One Summer, by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
- The shortlists for the Children's Book Council of Australia's 2015 Book of the Year Awards have been released. The Book of the Year: Older Readers list is:
Clare Atkins, for Nona & Me
Christine Bongers, for Intruder
Darren Groth, for Are You Seeing Me?
Melissa Keil, for The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl
Diana Sweeney, for The Minnow
Claire Zorn, for The Protected
- The 2014 Aurealis Awards have been announced, with Jaclyn Moriarty's The Cracks in the Kingdom winning the Best YA Novel category and Justine Larbalestier's Razorhurst winning the Best Horror category. The other finalists in the YA category were:
- The YA finalists on the 2014 Bram Stoker ballot are: