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PW’s Round-Up of Best Books Lists For Teens and Children, 2015

PW’s Round-Up of Best Books Lists For Teens and Children, 2015

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Publishers Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2015: Curated from the thousands of books published this year are our picks for the year’s best books for all ages, from infant to teen.

The 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature: This year’s medalist was Neal Shusterman.

The New York Times’s Notable Children’s Books of 2015: Selected by the children’s books editor of the New York Times.

The New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award for 2015: Every year the Times gathers an independent panel of judges to select a list of 10 picture books based on artistic merit.

The Horn Book’s Fanfare: Every year the editors of the Horn Book select their picks for the best children’s and young adult books of the year.

School Library Journal: The SLJ review editors selected their picks for the year’s best titles across books, apps, audiobooks and more.

Goodreads Choice Awards 2015: Goodreads users vote annually on their favorite books of the year, and this year they cast a total of 3,007,748 votes.

The Guardian’s best children’s books of 2015: Selected annually from books published in the U.K. by the Guardian’s children’s book editor.

Quill and Quire‘s 2015 kids’ books of the year. Selected by the books for young people’s editor of the Canadian magazine.

The Boston Globe’s best books of 2015.

Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year: Selected by the children’s book committee at Bank Street College of Education.

The Washington Post’s best children’s books of 2015: The Post’s reviewers share their picks in fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.

Amazon’s Best Children’s Books of 2015: Amazon editors select their top picks in categories for all ages.

BookPage: Best Children’s and Teen Books 2015: The BookPage staff selects 10 favorite titles in three categories: picture books, middle grade, and YA.

2016 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalists: Since 2009 ALA has awarded what they deem the most impressive debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens. This year’s five finalists were announced last week.

The YA Book Prize, recognizing YA books from the U.K.

 

Enjoy!

Thanks, Publisher’s Weekly

Shutta

UH-OH! (It’s coming April 14th . . .)

UH-OH! (It’s coming April 14th . . .)

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Uh-Oh! illustrated by the hugely talented Patrice Barton (published by Alfred A. Knopf) will be released on April 14th. The first early reviews are starting to come out. And Kirkus Reviews (Thank you!)  says: “Though there are as many ‘Uh-oh’ books out there as there are fishies in the sea, this petite charmer is a fine addition to the beach-time shelf.” And I love what they have to say about Patrice’s illustrations:  “Barton’s pencil sketches give the storytelling its heart, her two heroes perpetually wide-eyed, and the occasional jolt of realism . . . is as bracing as the sea air.”

 

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MINE! was also illustrated by Patrice. I am so pleased to, soon, have another book out with this wonderful artist. Just look at that cover! You can pre-order now, and the book should appear in bookstores on April 14th.

 

Happy dancing,

Shutta

2014: Shutta’s Scholarship to NY for MI–SCBWI Members

2014: Shutta’s Scholarship to NY for MI–SCBWI Members

Shutta’s Scholarship Solution to the (upcoming) Winter Doldrums is Here Again!

If you are interested in attending the annual SCBWI Winter Conference in New York City but feel you can’t afford it—think again! With a little help you might find yourself at the Grand Hyatt in NY on a blustery wintry day. (Provided you are a member of the Michigan Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.)

For the fourth year in row, I am renewing my offer to pay the full early-bird registration fee for a Michigan SCBWI member to attend. The qualifying rules are listed on the application form which is posted on the MichKids SCBWI website and is now at my site off the “For Writer’s” page and on the sidebar.

The conference is Feb. 21-23, 2014. See the national SCBWI site at: http://www.scbwi.org for details about the conference. But start getting your chicks in line, now, to apply. You never know what magical thing might happen to you there!

Kelly Barson, a past winner said: “Ever since I joined SCBWI, I’ve wanted to attend a national conference. The timing seemed perfect for 2012, but my bank account disagreed. Shutta’s generous scholarship made my dream trip a reality.”

Any questions, feel free to contact me (below by replying to this post), or at my Contact Me page.

 

Dream Big!

 

Shutta