With the beginning of summer came many exciting announcements in the world of children’s and young adult book awards.

In the United Kingdom, the prestigious Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals were awarded. Canada saw the announcement of the BC Book Prizes and Jewish Book Awards, while in the United States, the Locus Award for young adult science fiction was conferred. Also announced were the much-anticipated Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards.

Below is a complete list of the prize winners for each competition.


BC Book Prizes:

Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize:

Maggie de Vries, Hunger Journeys (HarperCollins Canada)


Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize:

Julie Flett. Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet / Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L’alfabet di Michif. (Simply Read Books)


Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards (youth category)

Judie Oron, Cry of the Giraffe (Annick Press)


United Kingdom

CILIP Carnegie Medal

Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men (Walker Books)


CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal (for book illustration)


Grahame Baker-Smith, FArTHER (Templar)


United States:

Locus Awards (youth category)

Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker (Little, Brown)


Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards


Tim Wynne-Jones, Blink & Caution (Candlewick)



Steve Sheinkin, The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery (Flash Point/Roaring Brook)


Picture book:

Salley Mavor Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes (Houghton)