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Book of the Month

Book of the Month

Since its foundation, the German Academy for Children’s and Youth Literature monthly marks three new publications in the sections young adult, children’s and picture book as the ‘book of the month’. The titles are selected by an honorary jury from all new publications. These well-established ‘book of the month’ selections function as directory and are […]

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EMYS Non-Fiction Prize

EMYS Non-Fiction Prize

The EMYS non-fiction book prize has been awarded since 2013 and is the only monthly non-fiction book prize for the best titles in children’s and youth literature. Out of the twelve awarded monthly titles, the winner of the annual prize will be announced. The EMYS honors special, professionally competent and appealing non-fiction books for children […]

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Hans Christian Andersen Award

Hans Christian Andersen Award

The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children’s books. Given every other year by IBBY, the Hans Christian Andersen Awards recognize lifelong achievement and are presented to an author and an illustrator whose complete works have made an important, lasting contribution to children’s literature. […]

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Leipzig Reading Compass

Leipzig Reading Compass

Leipziger Lesekompass This yearly prize is awarded by the Leipzig Book Fair and Stiftung Lesen [Reading Trust]. The winners are selected from all new books that were published in Germany within the last twelve months running up to each Leipzig book Fair. In 2014, the winners were selected from around 8,000 new publications! The Leipzig […]

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The Pied Piper Literature Award

The Pied Piper Literature Award

Rattenfänger Literaturpreis The Pied Pieper Literature Award is awarded by the town of Hamelin and is worth 5,000 Euros. It was first awarded in 1984 when Hamelin celebrated ‘700 years of the Pied Pieper of Hamelin’. The prize is awarded once every two years and honors authors and illustrators of children’s fairy tales, modern tales, fanciful narratives […]

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German Children’s Literature Award

German Children’s Literature Award

Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis The German Children’s Literature Award (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis) is Germany’s only state-sponsored prize for works of fiction. It has been awarded annually since 1956 by a jury of literature specialists and critics in four categories: picture book, children’s book, young adult book and non-fiction. In addition, since 2003 an independent young adult jury gives its […]

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Children’s Book Prize NRW

Children’s Book Prize NRW

Kinderbuchpreis NRW Suspense-packed and well narrated books for children that are beginning to read are a keystone for the successful promotion of literacy and reading skills. The German state of North Rhine-Westfalia has been awarding this annual children’s book award which comes with 5,000 Euros as prize money for particularly outstanding children’s fiction titles aimed […]

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White Ravens

White Ravens

Each year the language specialists at the International Youth Library (IYL), in Munich, Germany, select newly published books  from around the world that they consider to be especially noteworthy. This list of books is compiled into the annual White Ravens Catalogue, which is introduced each year at the Bologna (Italy) Children’s Book Fair. The White […]

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Troisdorf Picture Book Award

Troisdorf Picture Book Award

Troisdorfer Bilderbuchpreis The Troisdorf Picture Book Award is the only German prize to specifically award the illustrations of picture books. It thus recognises outstanding achievements in the area of artistic picture book illustation. An independent jury selects the winner from all entries, and in this way offers a diversified view of the current picture book […]

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