B&N Book Awards. Children's & YA Shortlist

Picture Book Shortlist

These titles spark the imaginations of our youngest readers and combine exciting visual storytelling with fun ways to learn and develop.

Mel Fell
Fern and Otto: A Picture Book Story about Two Best Friends
Every Night Is Pizza Night
The Whatifs
What the Road Said (B&N Exclusive Edition)
All Because You Matter

Young Readers Shortlist

Magic, myth, and real-life choices appeal to our independent readers in a wide-ranging shortlist of high-quality books.

Amari and the Night Brothers
Wink
Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story)
Twins
When Stars Are Scattered
The List of Things That Will Not Change

YA Shortlist

Hard-hitting plotlines and complex characterization reflect the mature and intelligent publishing emerging for teens.

Felix Ever After
Firekeeper's Daughter
These Violent Delights
Cemetery Boys
The Black Kids
Punching the Air