Looking for a great book? Why not check out one of these award winners! The Michigan Library Association has announced the winners of the Mitten, opens a new window, YouPer, opens a new window, and Thumbs Up!, opens a new window awards, and you can find them all here! Congratulations to the winners and honor books!
Mitten Award: The Mitten Award recognizes and promotes quality literature for youth in picture book format.
2017 winner: A Dark, Dark Cave by Eric Hoffman
2017 honor books: They All Saw A Cat, Maybe Something Beautiful, The Snurtch, and A Family Is a Family is a Family
YouPer Award: The YouPer (Young Person) Award recognizes quality literature for youth in chapter book format.
2017 winner: Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
2017 honor books: Ghost, All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, It Ain't So Awful Falafel, and Booked
Thumbs Up! Award: The Thumbs Up! Award recognizes and promotes an outstanding contribution to teen literature that has both literary quality and teen appeal for those 13 to 18 years of age.
2017 winner: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
2017 honor books: Salt to the Sea, March Book 3, The Steep and Thorny Way, Rebel of the Sands, Scythe, Highly Illogical Behavior, Symptoms of Being Human, Draw the Line, and If I Was Your Girl