Announcements

Our Finalists for the 2017 Indies Choice, E.B. White Read-Aloud and Picture Book Hall of Fame

2017 indies choiceThe American Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced the finalists for the 2017 Indies Choice Awards, the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, as well as nominees for Picture Book Fall of Fame honors –  and Penguin Random House adult and children’s titles across our divisions are handsomely represented. Through “Indies Choice,” independent booksellers from ABA member stores get to select their favorite titles published last year, and vote for them through April 30 via online balloting.  Winners will be announced May 3, and will be celebrated along with the honor book recipients, at ABA’s Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch Wednesday, May 31, at BookExpo 2017 at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

Our Finalists:

BOOK OF THE YEAR – ADULT FICTION

indies choice1A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles (Viking)

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)

BOOK OF THE YEAR – ADULT NONFICTION

BORN A CRIME: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (Spiegel & Grau)

HERO OF THE EMPIRE: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard (Doubleday)

THE GLASS UNIVERSE: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel (Viking)

BOOK OF THE YEAR – ADULT DEBUT

HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi (Knopf)

LAB GIRL by Hope Jahren (Knopf)

THE GIRLS by Emma Cline (Random House)

WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR by Paul Kalanithi (Random House)

BOOK OF THE YEAR – YOUNG ADULT

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte Press)

SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys (Philomel Books)

THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner (Crown Books for Young Readers)

KIDS OF APPETITE by David Arnold (Viking Books for Young Readers)

THE READER by Traci Chee (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers)

indies2E.B. WHITE READ-ALOUD AWARD – MIDDLE READER

THE INQUISITOR’S TALE: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly (Illus.) (Dutton Books for Young Readers)

THE BEST MAN by Richard Peck (Dial Books for Young Readers)

E.B. WHITE READ-ALOUD AWARD – PICTURE BOOK

PREACHING TO THE CHICKENS: The Story of Young John Lewis, by Jabari Asim, E.B. Lewis (Illus.) (Nancy Paulsen Books)

DU IZ TAK? by Carson Ellis (Candlewick, a PRHPS client publisher)

PICTURE BOOK HALL OF FAME

I HAVE A DREAM by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Kadir Nelson (Illus.) (Schwartz & Wade)

MILLIONS OF CATS by Wanda Gag (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers)

SWIMMY by Leo Lionni (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

TAR BEACH by Faith Ringgold (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

WHY MOSQUITOES BUZZ IN PEOPLE’S EARS: A West African Tale by Verna Aardema, Leo and Diane Dillon (Illus.) (Dial Books for Young Readers)

Please join in congratulating our finalists, their publishers, and our sales teams upon receiving this gratifying recognition from our valued retail partners.

Click here to view a complete list of finalists.