Awards: Children's & Teen Choice; Commonwealth Short Story

Winners of the Children's and Teen Choice Awards, sponsored by Every Child a Reader and picked by readers, were announced yesterday at BookExpo in a ceremony hosted by children's book creators Selina Alko and Sean Qualls. A Silent Art Auction of 150 original works of art followed the ceremony, with Ashley Bryan as this year's honoree. The 2018 Children's and Teen Choice Award winners are:

K-2nd Grade Book of the Year: Poor Louie, written and illustrated by Tony Fucile (Candlewick Press)
3rd-4th Grade Book of the Year: 50 Wacky Things Animals Do by Tricia Martineau Wagner, illustrated by Carles Ballesteros (Quarto/Walter Foster Jr.)
5th-6th Grade Book of the Year: The Loser's Club by Andrew Clements (Random House Children's Books)
Teen Book of the Year: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins/Blazer + Bray)


The shortlist has been announced for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, recognizing the best piece of unpublished short fiction in English--including entries translated into English--from the Commonwealth. This year 24 stories from 14 countries were selected by an international judging panel from 5,182 entries. You can see the complete list of finalists here.

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