A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS
by Catherine Linka

Amelia Bloomer Project List 2015 Nomination

The Amelia Bloomer Project list highlights the power of the individual and the collective voices of women across time and around the world http://ameliabloomer.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/nomination-a-girl-called-fearless/

ASH MISTRY AND THE CITY OF DEATH
by Sarwat Chadda

YALSA Best Fiction for YA 2013

Nominated for YALSA's Best of 2013 listing. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/bfya/2013list

ASH MISTRY AND THE SAVAGE FORTRESS
by Sarwat Chadda

Hillingdon Book of the Year Award 2012

Shortlisted for this UK regional award, given by the Schools Library Service.

Starred Review from School Library Journal

"Make time for this novel, because it is very hard to put down."

BELIEVE
by Sarah Aronson

Booklists Top Ten Spirituality and Religion Books for Youth 2013

The titles in Booklists' shortlist selection look at the impact religion and spirituality can have on the lives of young people.

BEYOND LUCKY
by Sarah Aronson

2011 VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers

This list will appear in the February issue of the magazine.

BLACK HELICOPTERS
by Blythe Woolston

JLG Selection

BLACK HELICOPTERS has been selected by the Junior Library Guild.

Kirkus Best Teen Book List

Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of 2013 https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/blythe-woolston/black-helicopters/

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2014

The YALSA BFYA list appeal to readers 12-18 and are deemed to "meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens." http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2014-best-fiction-young-adults

2013 Montana Book Award

The Montana Book Award is an annual award that recognizes literary and/or artistic excellence. http://www.montanabookaward.org/

Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year - 2014

The Children's Book Committee considers literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers for their annual list. http://bankstreet.edu/center-childrens-literature/childrens-book-committee/best-books-year/best-books-year-2014/

DARK INSIDE
by Jeyn Roberts

White Pine Reading 2013

Nominated for the 2013 White Pine Reading Award.

White Pine Award Winner

Winner of the Ontario Library Association's White Pine Award for 2013: http://tinyurl.com/al7gu7o

DEVIL’S KISS
by Sarwat Chadda

Branford Boase First Novel Award

Shortlisted for the UK's prestigious Branford Boase First Novel Award, along with his editor Lindsey Heaven of Puffin. www.branfordboaseaward.org.uk

Spellbinding - WINNER

Winner of Spellbinding - the Cumbrian Secondary Schools Book Award 2010.

FAR FROM YOU
by Tess Sharpe

ABA Indies Introduce

Chosen for the ABA's Spring 2014 Indies Introduce Promotion

Kirkus starred review

"An absorbing story full of depth and emotion." https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/tess-sharpe/far-from-you-sharpe/

Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books Starred Review

Booklist applauds Sharpe for, "...creating a lacerating picture of grief and regret.”

FIENDISH
by Brenna Yovanoff

Kirkus starred review

"This beguiling amalgamation of the magical and modern worlds will have readers mesmerized."

FIND ME
by Romily Bernard

Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year - 2014

The Children's Book Committee considers literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers for their annual list. http://bankstreet.edu/center-childrens-literature/childrens-book-committee/best-books-year/best-books-year-2014/

FRACTURE
by Megan Miranda

Boston Globe Best Young Adult Books of 2012

"The story explores survivor’s guilt and how a glimpse of death can make you rethink life, but the cool part is the science, how Miranda makes us believe about the power of the mind and human perception."

GOING VINTAGE
by Lindsey Leavitt

Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year - 2014

The Children's Book Committee considers literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers for their annual list. http://bankstreet.edu/center-childrens-literature/childrens-book-committee/best-books-year/best-books-year-2014/

GRAVENHUNGER
by Harriet Goodwin

Lancashire Libraries (review)

GRAVENHUNGER is an extraordinary novel. It has an unrelenting fast pace that is maintained throughout, yet skilfully balances that alongside real insight into loss, bereavement and repressed feelings and emotions. Somewhere between M R James and Stephen King, the book bristles with chilling uncertainty and is sure to keep readers gripped and guessing until the very end. Gravenhunger Manor and its environs are a wonderfully brooding and malevolent setting that is hard to find parallel for in children's literature. A deliciously dark, yet thought-provoking read. - Jake Hope

Hillingdon Book Prize 2011

Shortlisted for this award.

Stockton Children’s Book Award 2012

Shortlisted for this award.

East Sussex Children’s Book Award 2012

Two in a row! Harriet Goodwin was shortlisted for this award in 2011 for THE BOY WHO FELL DOWN EXIT 43!

Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Award 2012

Harriet's first novel, THE BOY WHO FELL DOWN EXIT 43, was also shortlisted for this award in 2011. So this year's shortlisting, for GRAVENHUNGER, makes the double!

Leeds Book Award 2012

Shortlisted for this award.

Stockport Schools’ Book Award

Shortlisted for the Stockport Schools' Book Award 2012.

Brilliant Books - The Oldham Book Award 2012

Shortlisted for this award: http://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200625/brilliant_books_2012

The West Sussex Children’s Book Award 2012/13

GRAVENHUNGER shortlisted for this award.

The Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2012

Yet another regional award shortlist for GRAVENHUNGER! THE BOY WHO FELL DOWN EXIT 43 was also shortlisted for this award.

LARA’S GIFT
by Annemarie O'Brien

Starred Review from Kirkus

"A historical setting that comes alive in vivid descriptions and lively dialogue . . . Engrossing and powerful."

California Book Awards 2013

California Book Awards are one of the oldest literary awards in the United States, recognizing authors and publishers for outstanding contributions to the art of the written word.

MAGIC MARKS THE SPOT
by Caroline Carlson

Junior Library Guild Selection

The first in THE VERY NEARLY HONORABLE LEAGUE OF PIRATES is a JLG selection!

Amelia Bloomer List 2014

The 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project list highlights the power of the individual and the collective voices of women across time and around the world. http://ameliabloomer.wordpress.com

MO WREN LOST AND FOUND
by Tricia Springstubb

Starred Review in Booklist

'As she did in the first book, Springstubb beautifully captures the emotions of loss that come with leaving all that's loved and familiar, as well as the first stirrings of hope when it seems as if things just might work out.'

MORTLOCK
by Jon Mayhew

Worcestershire Teen Book Award

One of several UK regional award shortlists for this gothic thriller!

Cheshire Schools Book Award 2010

Another UK regional award shortlist.

Warwickshire Children’s Book Award 2011 - WINNER

Winner of the Warwickshire Children's Book Award 2011.

Leeds Book Award - WINNER

Winner of the 2011 Leeds Book Award.

Calderdale Book Award - WINNER

Winner of the Calderdale Book Award 2011.

Sefton Super Reads Award - WINNER

Winner of the Sefton Super Reads Award 2011.

2011 Salford Children’s Book Award

Jon Mayhew's MORTLOCK has been shortlisted for the 2011 Salford Children's Book Award

NEARLY GONE
by Elle Cosimano

School Library Journal - Starred Review

SLJ says that NEARLY GONE is, "Eloquently written and packed full of suspense, debut author Cosimano strikes gold with this page-turning thriller that will have teens chomping at the bit to get to the end."

OPERATION OLEANDER
by Valerie Patterson

Junior Library Guild

Named as a JLG selection for August 2013.

VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers 2013

Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Awards are given to titles that are highly recommended for middle school students by the VOYA selection committee. Listing included in the February 2014 issue of VOYA.

PAPER VALENTINE
by Brenna Yovanoff

Starred review in Publishers Weekly

'A painful but satisfying story that shows off the author's gifts for writing dark contemporary fantasy.'

Starred Review from BCCB

The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books says about PAPER VALENTINE: "The slow-burn mystery and simmering romance will keep readers turning the pages, but it’s the painfully authentic depiction of the complexities of friendship that will leave them haunted."

YALSA Best Fiction for YA 2013

Nominated for YALSA's Best of 2013 listing. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/bfya-nominations

NPR’s Guide to 2013’s Great Reads for Teens

Standout titles selected by NPR staff and critics http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2013/#/tag/young-adult

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2014

The YALSA BFYA list appeal to readers 12-18 and are deemed to "meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens." http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2014-best-fiction-young-adults

Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year - 2014

The Children's Book Committee considers literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers for their annual list. http://bankstreet.edu/center-childrens-literature/childrens-book-committee/best-books-year/best-books-year-2014/

PENELOPE CRUMB
by Shawn Stout

Starred Review in Shelf Awareness

"PENELOPE CRUMB is the hilarious story of a fourth-grader determined to find out the truth about her family. She channels the quirkiness of Ramona Quimby and the detective skills of Cam Jansen."

Bank Street Best Book of 2013

PENELOPE CRUMB has been chosen as a Bank Street Best Book of 2013 for ages 9 - 12: http://tinyurl.com/m4mkryx

PENELOPE CRUMB FINDS HER LUCK
by Shawn Stout

Horn Book Superlatives

Penelope is the Luckiest in The Horn Book's 2012-2013 Superlatives

PENELOPE CRUMB NEVER FORGETS
by Shawn Stout

Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year - 2014

The Children's Book Committee considers literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers for their annual list. http://bankstreet.edu/center-childrens-literature/childrens-book-committee/best-books-year/best-books-year-2014/

SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD
by Lindsey Leavitt

2012 YALSA Pick

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults for 2012

2013 Beehive Book Award

Young Adult Fiction Nominee for the 2013 Beehive Book Award

Kentucky Bluegrass Award 2012

Nominated for the 2012 Kentucky Bluegrass Award

SKINNY
by Donna Cooner

Bank Street Best of 2013

One of Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of 2013

Coventry Inspiration Books Awards

Shortlisted for the UK's Coventry Awards in the Simply the Book category

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2014

The YALSA BFYA list appeal to readers 12-18 and are deemed to "meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens." http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2014-best-fiction-young-adults

SOAR, ELINOR!
by Tami Lewis Brown

Junior Library Guild Selection

http://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/books/view.dT?isbn=9780374371159 Well done, Tami Lewis Brown, on this selection of your debut picturebook!

SYLVIA AND AKI
by Winifred Conkling

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award - WINNER

Winner of the 2012 Jane Addams Children's Book Award for Older Children http://www.janeaddamspeace.org/jacba/2012ceremony.shtml

CCBC Choices 2012

Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) best-of-the-year book choice

2012 Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award

Honors authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American experience

Americas Award for Children’s & Young Adult Literature, 2012 Commended Title

The Américas Award is given in recognition of books that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States.

THE BONEHILL CURSE
by Jon Mayhew

The Cheshire Schools Book Award 2012

An amazing third time that Jon Mayhew has been shortlisted for this award!

THE BOY WHO FELL DOWN EXIT 43
by Harriet Goodwin

Stockport Schools’ Book Award 2010

Shortlisted for this prestigious regional award.

Southwark Book Award 2010

Shortlisted for Southwark Book Award 2010. www.southwarkbookaward.org.uk

New Horizons

Shortlisted for the New Horizons Dorset Young People’s Book Award 2010.

North East Book Award 2010

Shortlisted for the North East Book Award 2010. A major UK children's book prize. www.northeastbookaward.wordpress.com

Blue Peter Book Award 2010

Shortlisted for Blue Peter Book Award 2010 -“Book I Couldn’t Put Down Category”. One of the most influential children's book prizes in the UK.

The Tower Hamlets Book Award

Shortlisted for The Tower Hamlets Book Award 2010.

The Bedfordshire Chatterbooks Children’s Book of the Year Award 2010 - WINNER

Winner of the Bedfordshire Chatterbooks Award for 2010.

Stockton Children’s Book of the Year Award 2010

Shortlisted for this regional award. Winner to be voted for by schoolchildren in March 2011.

Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2011

Shortlisted for this regional award: http://myvotes.coventry.gov.uk/63/index.cfm?p=vote&cid=753&zz=20101012112536

East Sussex Book Awards 2011

Another regional award in the UK for Harriet Goodwin!

Warwickshire Children’s Book Award 2011

Yet another regional award shortlist for Harriet Goodwin's debut.

Lancashire Library Services Fantastic Book Awards

An incredible 11th awards listing for this ever-popular book.

Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Award 2011

An incredible 13th award shortlist for Harriet Goodwin's debut novel!

THE CURIOSITIES - A Collection of Stories
by Brenna Yovanoff

JLG Selection

THE CURIOSITIES has been selected by the Junior Library Guild.

THE DEMON COLLECTOR
by Jon Mayhew

Chester Schools Book Award 2012

For the second year running, Jon Mayhew is shortlisted for this award, this time for THE DEMON COLLECTOR.

The Cheshire Schools Book Award 2011

The second time Jon Mayhew has been shortlisted for this award.

Wirral Paperback of the Year

Chosen by the Wirral Schools Library Service

THE HEX FACTOR
by Harriet Goodwin

The Cheshire Schools Book Award 2012

A first shortlisting for Harriet's new book, published Fall 2012.

THE OTHER SIDE OF BLUE
by Valerie Patterson

Agatha Award

Shortlisted for an Agatha Award in the Children’s/Teen category. Agatha Awards are given annually in recognition of traditional mysteries, a la Agatha Christie, in which an amateur sleuth solves the mystery behind a death.

THE REPLACEMENT
by Brenna Yovanoff

New York Times Bestseller list

October, 2010: THE REPLACEMENT debuts in the NYT bestseller list, shortly after publication.

Booklist

September 2010: Starred review - followed by a place in the Top 10 'best first novels for youth published in the last year'.

Booklist’s 2011 Top Ten Horror Books

http://www.booklistonline.com/ProductInfo.aspx?pid=4901427

THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING
by Ashley Elston

Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year - 2014

The Children's Book Committee considers literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers for their annual list. http://bankstreet.edu/center-childrens-literature/childrens-book-committee/best-books-year/best-books-year-2014/

THE SPACE BETWEEN
by Brenna Yovanoff

Booklist Review

"It takes moxie to set the first act of your novel in Hell, but Yovanoff does just that, and with a confidence that suggests she might have taken a vacation there at some point . . . this is a breath of fresh (or fetid?) air for the genre."

Starred Review in Publisher’s Weekly

"Yovanoff (THE REPLACEMENT) once again develops complex, believable characters as well as a supernatural milieu that feels both original and lived in. This confident tale contains moments of beauty, terror, and significant wisdom."

USES FOR BOYS
by Erica Lorraine Scheidt

Starred Review in Kirkus

"Haunting, frank and un-put-downable"

Starred Review in Booklist

"Her prose feels as tightly wrought as a novel in verse. This is a story about where we come from, and how, sometimes, we have to break free from the past in order to shape our own future . . .Lots of teens will see themselves in the pages of this beautiful, honest novel."

Starred review in Publishers Weekly

'Scheidt's novel packs a punch.'

YALSA Pick

Nominated as a Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

Starred Review from School Library Journal

For the audio edition: http://www.slj.com/2013/04/books-media/reviews/multimedia-reviews/multimedia-reviews-april-2013/#

Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth

Chosen for this prestigious Top 10 listing. http://www.booklistonline.com/Top-10-First-Novels-Cooper-Ilene/pid%3D6405594

Finalist in 2014 PEN Literary Awards

Finalist in 2014 PEN Literary Awards. http://penusa.org/2014-literary-award-winners

WHAT HAPPENED ON FOX STREET
by Tricia Springstubb

Starred reviews

Recipient of 3 starred reviews: Booklist, Kirkus and Horn Book

WORDS AND THEIR MEANINGS
by Kate Bassett

School Library Journal Starred Review

"Bassett's debut novel scores a hat-trick of literary merit in a strongly crafted and complex plot, deeply drawn characters with palpable grief, and beautifully woven and rich prose."

YOU WILL CALL ME DROG
by Sue Cowing

2011 VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers

The list will appear in the February issue of the magazine.

Hillingdon Book of the Year Award 2012

Shortlisted for this UK regional award, given by the Schools Library Service.

2012 SSLI BOOK AWARD

Named an Honor Book in the Language Arts K-6 category by the Society of School Librarians International