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Our 2022 overall winner is Knight Owl by Christopher Denise. Our Young Reader Winner is Hooky by Míriam Bonastre Tur. Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao is our 2022 YA Winner.  The Barnes & Noble Children’s & YA Book Awards discovers, champions, and celebrates the very best in Children’s publishing in three categories: Picture Books, Young Readers and YA.

Our 2022 overall winner is Knight Owl by Christopher Denise. Our Young Reader Winner is Hooky by Míriam Bonastre Tur. Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao is our 2022 YA Winner.  The Barnes & Noble Children’s & YA Book Awards discovers, champions, and celebrates the very best in Children’s publishing in three categories: Picture Books, Young Readers and YA.

B&N Children's & YA Book Award Winner: Picture Books

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Knight Owl

by Christopher Denise

Knight Owl

by Christopher Denise

“With charming illustrations and an inspiring message, Knight Owl is sure to be appreciated by both readers young and old. Our world needs more heroes like Owl — hopefully, this book will recruit an army's worth!” – Bookseller Chris G., New York,  NY

The B&N Children's & YA Book Award Winner: Young Reader

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Hooky

by Míriam Bonastre Tur

Hooky

by Míriam Bonastre Tur

“This deep, magical universe full of danger, deception, and of course, dragons, comes to life with bright manga-style art throughout.” - Stephanie Pinheiro, Manager of Young Reader & YA Books, Barnes & Noble

The B&N Children's & YA Book Award Winner: YA 

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Iron Widow

by Xiran Jay Zhao

Iron Widow

by Xiran Jay Zhao

 “This vibrant and unrelenting trio of main characters make this story a true standout, along with a shocking ending that will leave readers clamoring for the sequel.” - Stephanie Pinheiro, Manager of Young Reader & YA Books, Barnes & Noble

Our 2021 overall winner is Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston. Our Picture Book Winner is Mel Fell by Corey Tabor. Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley is our 2021 YA Winner.

Our 2021 overall winner is Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston. Our Picture Book Winner is Mel Fell by Corey Tabor. Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley is our 2021 YA Winner.