Awards: B&N Children's & YA Books

Barnes & Noble named this year's winners of its annual Children's & YA Book Awards. The overall winner was The Misfits, written by Lisa Yee, illustrated by Dan Santat, which also took the Young Reader category. The other category winners were I Lived Inside a Whale by Xin Li (Picture Books) and Powerless by Laura Roberts (YA).

"This year has brought us a wealth of superlative children's publishing, with record breaking sales pointing to a growing love for books even among our youngest readers," B&N CEO James Daunt said. "Our booksellers have chosen a delightful selection of books for the book awards and the winners of each category are truly extraordinary. We look forward to expanding nationwide the young audiences enchanted and encouraged by these books. In The Misfits, Newbery Honoree Lisa Yee's peerless storytelling, complemented by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's immersive illustrations, charmed our booksellers, as surely it will readers for generations to come."

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