Monday, January 23rd, 2017
This year's winners of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards have been annonced! These awards recognize African-American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults. Check out some of the best books of the year here!
Monday January 23, 2017
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. See the 2017 winners here!
Monday, January 23, 2017
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. See the 2017 Winners here!
Richard Adams, author of Watership Down and other novels, has died.
Watership Down, Adams' first and most famous novel, began as a story to his daughters: "Once there were two rabbits called Hazel and Fiver." From there, the story went on to become an international sensation, winning several awards and securing a place on the bookshelves of young readers for generations to come.
Actress and writer Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars film franchise, has passed away at the age of 60.
Though her onscreen work made her famous, Fisher was also an award-winning author whose works included novels and memoirs as well as screenplays and a one-woman stage comedy.
Emily St. John Mandel has a special relationship with Brilliant Books. We're huge fans of her award-winning novel Station Eleven, of course, but we actually met Emily much earlier in her career and have been delighted to share her work with readers as she continues to gain recognition.
Now she's done the same for us in a very big way by introducing the readers of FiveThirtyEight to Brilliant Books. Her latest article directs readers to our website, giving people across the country the chance to find the books she mentions at their Long Distance Local Bookstore.
Natalie Babbitt, author of Tuck Everlasting, has died at the age of 84.
Nominated for the 1982 Hans Christian Anderson Award and earning the E. B. White Award in 2012, Natalie Babbitt was a beloved children's book author best known for Tuck Everlasting. The novel was published in 1975 and has since been loved by millions of children of all ages.
Babbitt died of lung cancer on October 31st and will be remembered and admired for her dedication to excellence in children's literature.