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The nominees for the National Book Critics Circle Award were announced yesterday:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/201...


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The nominees for the 2015 Edgar Awards were announced today by the Mystery Writers of America:

http://www.theedgars.com/nominees.html


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Every January, the John Newbery Medal is awarded to the author of the most distinguished book for children (ages 0-14) published in the previous year. The 2015 Newbery Medal will be announced next Monday (February 2) along with the other Youth Media Awards given out by the American Library Association.

Over the course of 2014, many of our youth services librarians, along with former staff members and other local school and public librarians, read and discussed 22 of the best children’s books of the year for our Mock Newbery program. In December, we selected 6 finalists that we felt demonstrated truly distinguished writing for children.

Our finalists:
Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Greenglass House by Kate Milford
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
West of the Moon by Margi Preus

On Friday, January 23, 11 librarians participated in our final Mock Newbery meeting, discussing and voting on these six titles.

Our Mock Newbery Winner:
West of the Moon by Margi Preus

Our Mock Newbery Honor books:
Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Be sure to check out these exceptional titles, highly recommended by our fantastic library staff!


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The 2015 Agatha Award nominees for best traditional mystery (published in 2014) have been announced.

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/Awa...


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The 2015 ALA Youth Media Awards were announced this Monday

Newbery Award Winner: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

two Newbery Honor Books also were named:

“El Deafo” by Cece Bell, illustrated by Cece Bell

“Brown Girl Dreaming,” written by Jacqueline Woodson

Caledcott Award Winner: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

six Caldecott Honor Books also were named:

“Nana in the City,” illustrated by Lauren Castillo, written by Lauren Castillo

“The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art,” illustrated by Mary GrandPré, written by Barb Rosenstock

“Sam & Dave Dig a Hole,” illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett

“Viva Frida,” illustrated by Yuyi Morales, written by Yuyi Morales

“The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus,” illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant

“This One Summer,” illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, written by Mariko Tamaki

For a full list of winners: http://www.ala.org/news/press-release...


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The nominees for the 35th Annual LA Times book prizes were announced today:

http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketco...

The winners will be announced at the LA Times Festival of Books, April 18-19.


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The National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced last night:

http://bookcritics.org/awards


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The British equivalent of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals are the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals. Longlists for both awards were announced earlier this year, and now the shortlists have been announced:

Carnegie:
When Mr. Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan (US pub date 5/12)
Tinder by Sally Gardner (no US pub date yet)
Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge (US pub date 5/12)
The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird (no US pub date yet)
Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman (no US pub date yet)
The Middle of Nowhere by Geraldine McCaughrean (no US pub date yet)
More Than This by Patrick Ness

Greenaway:
The Promise by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin
Jim’s Lion by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Alexis Deacom
Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill
Dark Satanic Mills by Marcus and Julian Sedgwick, illustrated by Marc Olivent and John Higgins (no US pub date yet)
Smelly Louie by Catherine Rayner (no US pub date yet)
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell (no US pub date yet)
Tinder by Sally Gardner, illustrated by David Roberts (no US pub date yet)
Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

For all the details: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/2...


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The Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction has announced its 2015 shortlist.

"Outline" by Rachel Cusk

"The Bees" by Laline Paull

"A God in Every Stone" by Kamila Shamsie

"How to Be Both" by Ali Smith

"A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler

"The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters

See more about this award: http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketco...


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The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees.

http://bit.ly/1DnwGGY

Teens are encouraged to read the nominees before the national Teens’ Top Ten vote, which will take place Aug. 15 through Teen Read Week at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens. The 10 nominees that receive the most votes will be named the official 2015 Teens' Top Ten


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The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced:

Fiction
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Drama
Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis

History
Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn

Biography or Autobiography
The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer

Poetry
Digest by Gregory Pardlo

General Nonfiction
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

For more info + the journalism winners

http://www.pulitzer.org/awards/2015


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The winners of the LA Times Book Awards are:

http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketco...


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The International Thriller Writers Association announced their 2015 prize nominees:

http://thrillerwriters.org/programs/2...


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The 2015 Edgar Awards were announced last night! Check out the winners here:

http://www.theedgars.com/nominees.html


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The Nebula Awards were announced this past weekend:

https://www.sfwa.org/2015/06/nebula-a...

Check out the best novel winner, Annihilation, @saclib: http://find.saclibrarycatalog.org/iii...


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The 2015 Audie awards for best audio books of the year were announced at the end of May. If you've never listened to an audiobook before, any of these titles is a great place to start:

http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/audies/

The full list of finalists can be found here: http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/cont...


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The winners of the ALA Carnegie Medals were announced at the American Library Association conference this weekend:

Fiction Winner: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Non-fiction Winner: Just Mercy: a Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

for more info about the award http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/carne...


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The 2015 ITW Thriller Award winners were announced at last weekend's Thrillerfest:

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL

Andrew Pyper – THE DEMONOLOGIST (Simon & Schuster)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL

Jennifer McMahon – THE ONE I LEFT BEHIND (William Morrow Paperbacks)

BEST FIRST NOVEL

Jason Matthews – RED SPARROW (Scribner)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL

Rebecca Cantrell – THE WORLD BENEATH (Rebecca Cantrell)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Cristin Terrill – ALL OUR YESTERDAYS (Disney-Hyperion)

BEST SHORT STORY

Twist Phelan – “Footprints in Water” (Ellery Queen)

get more info + a list of all nominees http://thrillerfest.com/about/thrille...


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The 2015 Man Booker Prize Longlist has been announced:

Bill Clegg (American), "Did You Ever Have a Family"

Anne Enright (Irish), "The Green Road"

Marlon James (Jamaican), "A Brief History of Seven Killings"

Laila Lalami (American), "The Moor's Account"

Tom McCarthy (British), "Satin Island"

Chigozie Obioma (Nigerian), "The Fishermen"

Andrew O'Hagan (British), "The Illuminations"

Marilynne Robinson (American), "Lila"

Anuradha Roy (Indian), "Sleeping on Jupiter"

Sunjeev Sahota (British), "The Year of the Runaways"

Anna Smaill (New Zealander), "The Chimes"

Anne Tyler (American), "A Spool of Blue Thread"

Hanya Yanagihara (American), "A Little Life"

get more info: http://www.themanbookerprize.com/news...


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The Man Booker Shortlist for 2015 has been revealed:

http://themanbookerprize.com/news/man...


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Last week the longlist for the 2015 National Book Award was revealed. There are some outstanding books on this list! Pick a category and start reading now!

http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2015.h...


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The Kirkus Prize has announced a longlist:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-wa...


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The National Book Foundation announced it's 5 under 35 honorees for 2015. This program, honors five young fiction writers selected by past National Book Award Winners and Finalists, or previous 5 Under 35 Honorees.

The honorees are:

Colin Barrett, author of Young Skins (Black Cat / Grove Atlantic)
Selected by Paul Yoon
Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Selected by ZZ Packer
Megan Kruse, author of Call Me Home (Hawthorne Books)
Selected by Phil Klay
Tracy O’Neill, author of The Hopeful (Ig Publishing)
Selected by Fiona Maazel
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, author of Fra Keeler (Dorothy, a publishing project)
Selected by Dinaw Mengestu

More info on the authors and their books: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jarrylee/5-un...


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The 2015 Anthony Award winners are

Best Novel
After I’m Gone – Laura Lippman

Best First Novel
The Black Hour – Lori Rader-Day

Best Paperback Original
The Day She Died – Catriona McPherson

Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey – Hank Phillippi Ryan, ed.

Best Short Story
“The Odds Are Against Us” Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Nov 2014 – Art Taylor

Best Anthology or Collection
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon – Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger, eds.


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The winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize is Marlon James for A Brief History of Seven Killings

More info: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015...


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The finalists have been revealed for the 2015 National Book Award: http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2015.h...


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The winners of the 2nd annual Kirkus Prize have been announced: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/201...


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The National Book Awards were announced last night:

Fiction: Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
Non Fiction: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Youth: Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
Poetry: Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis

http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2015.h...


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