February 12, 2018
Each year, the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting brings forth a cascade of awards and honors accorded distinguished Children’s and Adults books and audios, published (mostly) in the past year.
We’ll be reporting on all our winners ahead.
First up, our Penguin Random House Audio recognitions.expand
January 23, 2017
The annual January American Library Association Midwinter meeting is the setting for the bestowal of major literary-award recognition upon Children’s and Adult books and their authors. We have multiple 2017 honorees, announced this morning:expand
THE INQUISITOR’S TALE by Adam Gidwtiz (Dutton Books for Young Readers; Listening Library)
WOLF HOLLOW by Lauren Wolk (Dial Books for Young Readers; Listening Library)
Odyssey Award Winner:
ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN by Gavriel Savit (Listening Library, Knopf Young Readers hardcover and March paperback) The 2017 top ALA Youth Media Award for an audiobook production was produced by Penguin Random House Audio colleague Orli Moscowitz and narrated by Allan Corduner
Michael L. Printz Honors: THE PASSION OF DOLSSA by Julie Berry (Viking Children’s Books)
THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte Press; Listening Library)
Margaret A. Edwards Award: Sarah Dessen, a Penguin Young Readers author, and one of the most popular writers for young adults.
William C. Morris Award:
THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner (Crown Books For Young Readers; Listening Library)
Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent: THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte Press; Listening Library)
Robert F. Sibert Honor: UPROOTED by Albert Marrin (Knopf Book For Young Readers; Listening Library)
Congratulations to all. More Penguin Random House ALA award news as it is announced.
February 4, 2015
The highest annual awards in children’s and audiobook publishing were announced on February 2 at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter meeting in Chicago, and numerous Penguin Books for Young Readers and Random House Children’s titles, as well as Penguin Random House Audio productions, have been recognized as 2014’s best:expand
Read more about our ALA winners:BROWN GIRL DREAMING by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books; Penguin Audio/Books on Tape) is awarded a Newbery Honor; the Coretta Scott King Author Award; and a Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor.
THE NOISY PAINT BOX: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock, Illustrated by Mary GrandPré (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers) receives a Randolph Caldecott Honor.
I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson (Dial Books for Young Readers) is the recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award.
GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE by Andrew Smith (Dutton Children’s Books, Penguin Audio) receives a Michael L. Printz Honor.
AND WE STAY by Jenny Hubbard (Delacorte Press, Listening Library) also receives a Michael L. Printz Honor.
FIREBIRD by Misty Copeland, Illustrated by Christopher Myers (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers) is bestowed a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.
HOW I DISCOVERED POETRY by Marilyn Nelson, Illustrated by Hadley Hooper (Dial Books for Young Reader) receives a Coretta Scott King Author Honor.
THE FAMILY ROMANOV: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming (Schwartz & Wade Books, Listening Library) receives a Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, and is also a Finalist for the 2015 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.
LITTLE ROJA RIDING HOOD by Susan Middleton Elya, Illustrated by Susan Guevara (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers) receives a Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor.
PORTRAITS OF HISPANIC AMERICAN HEROES by Juan Felipe Herrera, Illustrated by Raul Colon (Dial Books for Young Readers) receives a Pura Belpre Author Honor.
POPULAR: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen (Dutton Children’s Books, Penguin Audio) receives the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.
Alex Awards For best adult books that appeal to teen audiences
BINGO’S RUN by James A. Levine (Spiegel & Grau)
EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press)
THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir (Crown hc, Broadway Books tp)
And, on the Audio side:
GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES by Isabel Quintero, read by Kyla Garcia (Listening Library) is the William C. Morris Award winner.
THE SCAR BOYS by Len Valhos, read by Lincoln Hoppe (Listening Library) is a William C. Morris Award finalist.
THE PORT CHICAGO 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin, read by Dominic Hoffman (Listening Library) is a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults finalist.
WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST by Jason Reynolds and narrated by J.B. Adkins (Listening Library) has won the Coretta Scott King/John Septoe New Talent Author Award.
RUSA Listen List
STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel, read by Kirsten Potter (Random House Audio, Knopf)
THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd, read Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin Audio, Viking)
February 4, 2015
Following the announcements of their major children’s and audio publishing-achievement awards and recognitions, the ALA has presented their selections for their 2015 Notable Books List of adult titles.
Penguin Random House authors are proudly represented:expand
THE BONE CLOCKS: A Novel by David Mitchell, (Random House)
THE CHILDREN ACT by Ian McEwan, (Nan A Talese/Doubleday)
THE CRANE WIFE by Patrick Ness, (Penguin Books, Penguin Audio)
THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH by Richard Flanagan, (Alfred A. Knopf)
ON SUCH A FULL SEA by Chang-Rae Lee, (Riverhead, Penguin Audio)
STATION ELEVEN: A Novel by Emily St. John Mandel, (Alfred A. Knopf)
TIGERMAN by Nick Harkaway, (Alfred A. Knopf)
IN THE KINGDOM OF ICE by Hampton Sides, (Doubleday, Random House Audio)
JUST MERCY by Bryan Stephenson, (Spiegel & Grau, Random House Audio)
THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK by Kevin Birmingham, (Penguin Press, Penguin Audio)
THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN by Jill Lepore, (Knopf, Random House Audio)
GABRIEL: A Poem, by Edward Hirsch, (Knopf)
Also, RUBY by Cynthia Bond (Hogarth, Random House Audio) and BOOK OF HOURS by Kevin Young (Knopf) are selected as a Fiction Honor Book and the Poetry winner respectively by the Black Caucus of ALA Literary Awards.