2021 WINNERS - BEST NEW VOICE: CHILDREN'S / YOUNG ADULT
See below for the list of 2021 winners in the BEST NEW VOICE: CHILDREN'S / YOUNG ADULT category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.
Mrs. Mullendeck's Big Sneeze
2021 Gold Winner
Authors: Suzanne Hansford Evans, illustrated by David V. Hansford
Publisher: The HillHelen Group LLC
Mrs. Mullendeck’s Big Sneeze is a whimsical rhyming book detailing the calamitous effects of a big sneeze on the inhabitants of Snaky Creek. The book is beautifully illustrated with paintings that tell the story and provide opportunities to further engage a child and spark their imagination. Lexile® level AD780L
Between Wild and Ruin: Book one, in the 'Wild and Ruin' Trilogy
2021 Silver Winner
Author: Jennifer G. Edelson
Publisher: Bad Apple Books
After moving to small-town New Mexico and meeting Ezra, a secretive recluse whose once-perfect face was destroyed in an inexplicable accident, Ruby discovers an ancient pueblo ruin behind her house and finds herself teetering between love, mystery, monsters, and other worlds.
2021 Silver Winner
Author: Rebecca Suter Lindsay
Publisher: Shadelandhouse Modern Press, LLC
Manny, a Mennonite boy living near Harrisonburg, Virginia in 1861, would do anything to protect Father and Uncle Davy from being forced to join the Confederate army. “A rich coming-of-age tale that sheds light on an uncommon Civil War perspective.” Kirkus Reviews
2020 WINNERS - BEST NEW VOICE: CHILDREN'S / YOUNG ADULT
See below for the list of 2020 winners in the BEST NEW VOICE: CHILDREN'S / YOUNG ADULT category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.
Ty the Quiet Giraffe
Authors: Carrie Hasler
Publisher: San Diego Zoo Global Press
Ty the giraffe is quiet and beginning to feel very small, until he shows that everyone has something important to say.
Hundredth Day Disaster
Author: Bridget Reistad
Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press
The arrival of the Hundredth Day of School triggers trouble for the teacher. The students must solve the mystery of miscalculations to save the day!
Molly Gets Her Wheels
Author: Sherry Carnahan
Publisher: FlyHigh Media, LLC
Molly is a disabled dog with an unstoppable spirit! “Heartwarming story with adorable illustrations! My students with disabilities will love this book!” – L. Hanson, 5-Star review.
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