We are thrilled to share award news for fourteen Sourcebooks titles! Keep reading to see all of the details below.
Six Titles on Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year List
The Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year are lists of titles for librarians, educators, parents, and other adults chosen by the Children's Book Committee at the Bank Street College of Education. 600 titles are chosen each year by reviewers who look for literary quality, excellence in presentation, and the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers. The reviewers also consider plot, characterization, absence of stereotypes, and more.
The 2020 list includes:
Three Benjamin Franklin Award Finalists
The Ben Franklin Award is sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and includes fifty-six categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design. They are administered by 160 book publishing professionals including librarians, bookstore owners, reviewers, designers, publicity managers, and editors.
Winners will be announced in May.
2020 finalists include:
The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz is a 2020 Magnolia Book Award Winner
The Magnolia Book Award is a children's choice award sponsored by the Mississippi Association of School Librarians, among others. It is given annually to the book voted by the children and teens of Mississippi as their favorite in four age categories. The winners are announced on April 1 at the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival.
The Dead Girl in 2A by Carter Wilson is a Colorado Book Awards Finalist and Reading the West Nominee
The Colorado Book Awards are sponsored by Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book and celebrates Colorado authors accomplishments annually.
The Reading the West Book Awards are sponsored and promoted by independent booksellers across twelve western and mid-western states. See the 2019 nominee list.
The Wrong Girl by Donis Casey and Catacombs by Mary Anna Evans are Oklahoma Book Award Finalists
The Oklahoma Book Awards are sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and are given each year in fiction, non-fiction, children/young adult, poetry, and design/illustration categories for work written by an Oklahoman or about Oklahoma.
The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel is a Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize Finalist and on the 2020-2021 Maine Student Book Award List
The Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize is sponsored by the BC and Yukon Book Prizes to celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers. See the full finalist list. Winners will be announced September 19th.
The Maine Student Book Award is designed to expand literary horizons of students in grades 4-8 by encouraging them to read, evaluate, and enjoy a selection of new books and to choose a statewide favorite by written ballot each spring.
Survivors of the Holocaust is a 2020 Excellence in Graphic Literature Nominee
The 2019 Excellence in Graphic Literature (EGL) Awards are sponsored by Pop Culture Classroom and Denver Pop Culture Con. The award honors the best fiction and nonfiction graphic novels with an advisory board and juries composed of experts in graphic literature from publishing, library, and education industries.
Survivors of the Holocaust is a finalist for Best in Middle-Grade Graphic Literature (Nonfiction). View the full nominees list.
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