Winners

Young Reader: Nonfiction (8-12 Years)
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2021 FINALISTS - YOUNG READER: NONFICTION (8-12 YEARS)
On March 24, 2021, IBPA announced the following three finalists in the YOUNG READER: NONFICTION (8-12 YEARS) category. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony on May 13th to learn which book wins Gold.

2022 WINNERS - YOUNG READER: NONFICTION (8-12 YEARS)

See below for the list of 2022 winners in the YOUNG READER: NONFICTION (8-12 YEARS) category, for books with a copyright date of 2021.

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All About Marie Curie
2022 Gold Winner

Author/Illustrator: by Claire Caprioli, illustrations by Moriah McReynolds

Publisher: Blue River Press

ISBN: 978-1-68157-180-5

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Marie Curie, perhaps better known as Madame Curie, would go on to be the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize when she received her Nobel Prize in Physics. When she was given her Nobel Prize in Chemistry, she became the first person to ever win two Nobel Prizes!

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Head to Head: 18 Linked Portraits of People Who Changed the World 
2022 Silver Winner

Author/Illustrator: Baptist Cornabas, illustrated by Antoine Corbineau

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-7643-6226-2

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Can you guess what Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs have in common? Or Angelina Jolie and Mother Teresa? Discover how these individuals changed the course of history with their ideas, discoveries, actions, and inventions. Short biographies of two seemingly unrelated figures are presented side by side and then open up to a spread discussing their common traits and how their discoveries and actions paved the way for each other and future activists.

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The Secrets of Dinosaurs: PNSO Encyclopedia for Children
2022 Silver Winner

Authors: Zhao Chuang, Yang Yang

Publisher: Brown Books Kids

ISBN: 978-1-61254-515-8

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For years, humans have marveled at dinosaurs and have strived to learn more about these great beasts. With beautifully detailed illustrations and thorough information on nearly one hundred species spanning three geological periods, this first volume from the PNSO Children’s Encyclopedia will immerse you in their world and teach you all the secrets of dinosaurs!

2021 WINNERS - YOUNG READER: NONFICTION (8-12 YEARS)

See below for the list of 2021 winners in the YOUNG READER: NONFICTION (8-12 YEARS) category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.

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Saving Moka: The True Tale of a Rescued Tiger Cub
2021 Gold Winner

Author: Georgeanne Irvine

Publisher: San Diego Zoo Global Press

ISBN: 978-1-943198-12-2

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Rescued from wildlife traffickers, Moka the tiger cub was given a new start in life at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. But, Moka would soon face some unexpected health challenges. This is the true story of Moka’s rescue and the people—and tiger friend—who would help save him. 

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All About the Appalachian Trail
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Leonard M. Adkins, illustrated by Kirsten Halvorsen

Publisher: Blue River Press

ISBN: 978-1-68157-099-0

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Winding through fourteen states from Georgia to Maine the Appalachian Trail is one of the world’s most iconic hiking trails and a testament to the power of cooperation. This book is written by Leonard Adkins an experienced author and AT thru-hiker and illustrated with more than 50 maps and drawings.

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Galileo! Galileo!
2021 Silver Winner

Authors and Illustrators: Holly Trechter and Jane Donovan

Publisher: Sky Candle Press

ISBN: 978-1-939360-08-3

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A funny, exciting graphic novel about NASA’s Galileo mission to Jupiter. “Students of the history of space exploration are in for a wild ride,” says School Library Journal. Also selected as one of 2021’s “Best STEM Books” by the National Science Teaching Association, in cooperation with the Children’s Book Council.

2020 WINNERS - YOUNG READER: NONFICTION (8-12 YEARS)

See below for the list of 2020 winners in the YOUNG READER: NONFICTION (8-12 YEARS) category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

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Mosi Musa: A True Tale About a Baby Monkey Raised by His Grandma
2020 Gold Winner

Author: Georgeanne Irvine

Publisher: San Diego Zoo Global Press

ISBN: 978-1-943198-09-2

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Mosi Musa is a baby vervet monkey, who had a challenging start to life. Grandma Thelma stepped in to raise him when he needed her the most.

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Meet the Disney Brothers
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Aaron H. Goldberg, illustrated by Rob Yeo

Publisher: Quaker Scribe

ISBN: 978-1-7336420-0-2

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Walt and Roy Disney built the world’s most popular theme parks and brought to life some of the best-known cartoon characters in family entertainment. The story of their lives is a wonderful tale of hard work, determination, and cooperation.

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Peace, Love, Action! Everyday Acts of Goodness
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Tanya Zabinski

Publisher: Plum Blossom Books

ISBN: 978-1-946764-47-8

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An illustrated, illuminated A-Z of everyday actions that directly make a peaceful, fun, and vibrant world.

 
 
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