2019 Youth Media Award Winners Announced

Monday, January 28th, 2019


The American Library Association Presents the 2017 Youth Media Awards


Today, the American Library Association announced the winners of the 2018 Youth Media Awards, a series of honors recognizing writers and illustrators of children's and young adult literature. 

These awards include such prestigious honors as the Coretta Scott King Awards, Newbery and Caldecott Medals, and Printz Award.  Are your favorites among the winners?

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Nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award

Friday, January 25th, 2019


Sponsored by the Philip K Dick Trust and the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, the Philip K. Dick Award, named for one of science fiction's giants of the genre, is presented anually to the best science fiction novel originally published in paperback.  The winner will be announced at Norwescon, one of the largest fantasy and sci-fi conventions in the US, this spring.  The nominees are out now!

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Congratulations, Winners!

Friday, January 18th, 2019

This fall, we announced our first ever Brilliant Books Monthly story contest, asking subscribers of our flagship service to share their experience for a chance to win three extra months of hand-picked books.  We had initially intended to choose only one winner by random draw, but the stories were so good we wanted to give someone else a chance to win, too!  Congratulations to our two winners, Kate and Wayne!  You can check out their stories below!


Wayne's Story                              Kate's Story

Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Award-winning and much beloved poet Mary Oliver passed away this week.

Best known for her accessible writing style and attunement to nature, Oliver's work made her one of the most popular poets in the country.  Though she was not always critically acclaimed, her work nonetheless earned her both a Pulitzer Prize (in 1984 for her collection American Primitive) and a National Book Award (in 1992 for New and Selected Poems).

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Catch Brilliant Books at the Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Northern Michigan Small Farm ConferenceAs far as small farmers are concerned, Northern Michigan is the perfect place to grow, and not just in terms of crops.  One of the best professional and educational resources for small-scale growers in Michigan is the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference, which, for the past several years, we at Brilliant Books have had the pleasure to be a part of!

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