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.

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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