Awards: Children's Choice; MPIBA's Reading the West

Every Child a Reader, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring a love of reading in children and teens, has announced the winners of the 10th annual Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards.

The announcement took place yesterday at BookExpo, in a ceremony hosted by the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Yang.

The 2017 winners are:

K-2nd Grade Book of the Year: Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp (Peachtree)

3rd-4th Grade Book of the Year: Once Upon an Elephant by Linda Stanek, illus. by Shennen Bersani (Arbordale Publishing)

5th-6th Grade Book of the Year: The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero by Rachel Renée Russell, with Nikki and Erin Russell (Aladdin/S&S)

Teen Book of the Year: The Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Holt)


The winners of this year's Reading the West Book Awards, sponsored by the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association, have been announced. They will be recognized in October at MPIBA's Fall Discovery Show. The winning titles are: 

Adult fiction: News of the World by Paulette Jiles (Morrow)
Adult nonfiction: The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams (Sarah Crichton Books/FSG)
Children's: Runs with Courage by Joan M. Wolf (Sleeping Bear Press)

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