2019 literary prize winners for kids & teens

 Read reviewA Song Only I Can Hear

A Song Only I Can Hear

Barry Jonsberg

Rob has a huge crush on the new girl at school. But Rob is painfully shy and suffers severe panic attacks. How is her heart to be won? Another wonderful and heart-warming comedy drama from the award-winning author of My Life as an...

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 Read reviewLenny's Book of Everything

Lenny’s Book of Everything

Karen Foxlee

Lenny, small and sharp, has a younger brother Davey who won't stop growing - and at seven is as tall as a man. Raised by their single mother, who works two jobs and is made almost entirely out of worries, they have food and a roof...

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Dreamers

Dreamers

Yuyi Morales

An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story --

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Front Desk

Front Desk

Kelly Yang

Ten year-old Mia Tang moved to the US for a better life, a freer life, but so far, it's a life where she runs the front desk of a motel while her parents clean rooms. And she's not even allowed to use the swimming pool. <br...

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Darius The Great Is Not Okay

Darius The Great Is Not Okay

Adib Khorram

Clinically-depressed Darius Kellner, a high school sophomore, travels to Iran to meet his grandparents, but it is their next-door neighbor, Sohrab, who changes his life.

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Julian Is a Mermaid

Julian Is a Mermaid

Jessica Love

In an exuberant picture book celebration of self-love and individuality, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world. Full color.

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Thank You, Omu!

Thank You, Omu!

Oge Mora

A generous woman is rewarded by her community in this remarkable author-illustrator debut that's perfect for the Thanksgiving season, perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street.

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 Read reviewHello Lighthouse

Hello Lighthouse

Sophie Blackall

A lyrical and timeless picture book about hope, change and the passing of time. From Caldecott Medal Winner, Sophie Blackall - the artist behind New York Times bestseller, Finding Winnie.

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Merci Suarez Changes Gears

Merci Suarez Changes Gears

Meg Medina

Merci Su arez begins the sixth grade and knows things will change, but she did not count on her grandfather acting strangely, not fitting in at her private school, and dealing with Edna Santos' jealousy.

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The Poet X

The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

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 Read reviewThe Skylarks' War

The Skylarks' War

Hilary McKay

An evocative and heartbreaking novel of family and friendship in wartime.

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