Indies Choice Awards

Our Finalists for 2018 Indies Choice, E.B. White Read-Aloud, Indie Champion, and Picture Book Hall of Fame

The American Booksellers Association has announced the finalists for the 2018 Indies Choice Awards, the E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, as well as nominees for the Indie Champion Award and Picture Book Fall of Fame honors — and Penguin Random House adult and children’s titles across our divisions are prominently represented. Through “Indies Choice,” independent booksellers from ABA member stores get to select their favorite titles published last year, and vote for them through May 2 via online balloting.  Winners will be announced on May 9, and will be celebrated along with the honor book recipients, at the ABA Celebration of Bookselling and Author Awards Lunch on Wednesday, May 30, at BookExpo 2018 at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.  

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Here are our finalists: Book of the Year – Adult Fiction EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid (Riverhead Books) LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders (Random House) LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press) Book of the Year – Adult Nonfiction HALLELUJAH ANYWAY: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott (Riverhead Books) KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (Doubleday) SILENCE: In the Age of Noise by Erling Kagge, Becky L. Crook (Trans.) (Pantheon) SPINELESS: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone by Juli Berwald (Riverhead Books) THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel  (Knopf) Book of the Year – Young Adult DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone (Crown Books for Young Readers) TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green (Dutton Books for Young Readers) E.B. White Read-Aloud Award – Picture Book COME WITH ME by Holly M. McGhee, Pascal Lemaître (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers) DRAGONS LOVE TACOS 2: The Sequel by Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.) (Dial Books) E.B. White Read-Aloud Award – Middle Reader THE EPIC FAIL OF ARTURO ZAMORA by Pablo Cartaya (Viking Books for Young Readers) THE FIRST RULE OF PUNK by Celia C. Pérez (Viking Books for Young Readers) THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET by David Barclay Moore  (Knopf Books for Young Readers) Audiobook of the Year AMERICAN WAR: A Novel by Omar El Akkad, Read by Dion Graham  (Random House Audio) KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann, Read by Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, and Danny Campbell (Random House Audio) LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders, Read by Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and a Full Cast (Random House Audio) Indie Champion Award Jacqueline Woodson David Levithan Judy Blume Celeste Ng Picture Book Hall of Fame I HAVE A DREAM by Martin Luther King, Kadir Nelson (Illus.) (Schwartz & Wade) OTIS AND THE TORNADO by Loren Long (Philomel Books) TAR BEACH by Faith Ringgold (Knopf Books for Young Readers) WHY MOSQUITOES BUZZ IN PEOPLE’S EARS by Verna Aardema, Leo and Diane Dillon (Illus.) (Dial Books for Young Readers) Congratulations to all of our finalists, their publishers, and our sales teams upon receiving this wonderful recognition from our valued retail partners. Click here to view a complete list of finalists.  

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

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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.