Current Phase: Finalists Announced!

Round 1 is complete, and finalists have been announced! Here are the finalists, by category:

Audiobooks
Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books
Elementary/Juvenile Non-Fiction
Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels
Elementary/Middle-Grade Speculative Fiction
Fiction Picture Books
Board Books
Poetry
Middle-Grade Fiction
Middle Grade/Young Adult Non-Fiction
Young Adult Graphic Novels
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Speculative Fiction

Now we move into Round 2, where a second panel of judges in each category reads the finalists and selects one winner per category. Winners will be announced on February 14.

There are some excellent books on the longlists of nominations that didn’t make the finalist lists above. Here are the original nominations by category:

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Featured Book

By Kate Messner Ranger in Time #1: Rescue on the Oregon Trail [Hardcover]

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2015 Finalist · Early Chapter Books

Sam Abbot and his family are getting ready to set out on the Oregon Trail, but Sam isn't very excited, since they've had to leave their old dog, Scout behind. Little does he know he will soon find a new friend...fast-forward to the present and Ranger, a friendly golden retriever, is digging in the yard. ... [Read More]

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Important Dates

  • August 17: Call for judges
  • Sept. 14: Deadline for judging application
  • Sept. 19: Judges announced.
  • Oct. 1: Nominations open
  • Oct. 15: Nominations close
  • October 16-25: Publisher submissions
  • Oct. 1-Dec. 29: Round 1 reading period
  • December 1: Round 1 review copy deadline
  • Dec. 29: Short lists due from judges
  • Jan. 1: Finalists announced
  • Jan. 2-Feb. 12: Round 2 reading period
  • Feb. 12: Winners list due from judges
  • Feb. 14: Winners announced