One Writer’s Journey

March 31, 2014

Indie Choice Nominees

The America Booksellers Association announced the finalists for their Indie Choice Awards.  Winners will be announced April 17. See the list below for the picture book, middle grade and young adult nominees.
Young Adult
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The Dream Thieves, by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic).  I loved this one.  Very realistic teen male voices.
Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell (St. Martin’s Griffin)
More Than This, by Patrick Ness (Candlewick)
Rose Under Fire, by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion)
The Summer Prince, by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Arthur A. Levine Books)

Middle Reader
Counting By 7s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Dial)
Flora and Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.) (Candlewick)
The Mouse With the Question Mark Tail, by Richard Peck, Kelly Murphy (Illus.) (Dial)
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, by Karen Foxlee (Knopf Children’s)
Rooftoppers, by Katherine Rundell, Terry Fan (Illus.) (Simon & Schuster Children’s)
The Year of Billy Miller, by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books)

Picture Book
Crankenstein, by Samantha Berger, Dan Santat (Illus.) (Little, Brown Children’s)
The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.) (Philomel)
Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey, by Emily Winfield Martin (Random House Children’s)
**Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, by Peter Brown (Little, Brown Children’s)  Absolutely loved the message of this book.
Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great, by Bob Shea (Disney-Hyperion)
**Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, by Adam Lehrhaupt, Matthew Forsythe (Illus.) (Paula Wiseman Books)  It isn’t easy to pull off speaking directly to the reader but Adam Lehrhaupt does just that.

How many have you already read?  As you can see, I’ve only read three of them (marked with **) but reviewed them all on The Bookshelf.  Looks like I have some more reading to do.

I only listed the juvenile books.  You can get the whole list here on the ABA site.

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