The winner of the 2023 Chickadee Award is Chez Bob by Bob Shea. For runners up, and next year’s contenders see the The Chickadee Award website at sites.google.com/site/thechickadeeaward
Maine Student Book Award
The winner of the 2023 Maine Student Book Award is Alone by Megan E. Freeman. Learn more at the website https://sites.google.com/view/mainestudentbookaward
The North Star YA Award
The winner of the 2023 North Star YA Award is Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao. Learn more at the website https://www.northstaryaaward.org/home
Since 1989 the Lupine Award has been presented annually by the Youth Services Section Interest Group of the Maine Library Association.
The Lupine Award is designed to honor a living author or illustrator who is a resident of Maine, or who has created a work whose focus is Maine, as shown through the work’s characterization, plot or setting. An author or illustrator is considered a resident if he or she was born in this state or currently resides in Maine for all or part of the year.
The award distinguishes one winner and one honoree in the categories of picture book and juvenile/young adult.
The Lupine Award was inspired by beloved Maine author and artist Barbara Cooney’s book Miss Rumphius, which tells the story of the author’s great aunt, who loved the sea, worked in a library, traveled the world and made it her mission to make the world a more beautiful place.
Begun in 1999, the Katahdin Award for lifetime achievement recognizes an outstanding body of work of children’s literature in Maine. The Katahdin Award is designed to honor a living Maine author or illustrator. An author or illustrator is considered a resident if he or she was born in this state or currently resides in Maine for all or part of the year. The award may be given annually, but may not necessarily be given each year.
ALA Book & Media Award Winners
See American Library Association – Association of Library Services for Children.