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Ladybug Award Winner


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The Ladybug Picture Book Award is designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children's picture books. A committee of children's librarians from around the state selects 10 picture book titles each spring. Then, during November, New Hampshire children from preschoolers to those in third grade choose the award winner. The winning picture book is announced at the end of the year.

The 2023 Ladybug Picture Book Award winner is Noodle And The No Bones Day by Jonathan Graziano.

Ladybug Nominees

2023 Ladybug Nominees were selected from a long list of over 80 picture books and they are:

  • Big Truck, Little Island by Chris Van Dusen
  • Cat Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith
  • Chez Bob by Bob Shea
  • Dozens of Doughnuts by Carrie Finison and Brianne Farley
  • Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall
  • Hardly Haunted by Jessie Sima
  • If You Find a Leaf by Aimee Sicuro
  • Knight Owl by Christopher Denise
  • Noodle and the No Bones Day by Jonathan Graziano and Dan Tavis
  • Pizza: A Slice of History by Greg Pizzoli


Every year you can vote at the Wilton Public Library for your favorite Ladybug nominee!  Voting begins in November, and last year's deadline was Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 11:30pm.  Ask Ms. Boo if you need more information. 


Great Stone Face Award

Each spring, New Hampshire students in 4th through 6th grade can vote on their favorite from a list of 20 books.  The winner becomes the recipient of the Great Stone Face Book Award.  Kids can vote starting April 1 at The American Library Association website.   

The winner for 2023 is Allergic by Alan Gratz 




                                                                           The winner for 2022 is Ground Zero by Alan Gratz    Ground Zero


Nominees for the 2022-2023 award: 

  • Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd
  • Alone In The Woods by Rebecca Behrens
  • Better With Butter by VIctoria Piontek
  • Carry Me Home by Janet Fox
  • Chunky by Yehudi Mercado
  • The Elephant In The Room by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • The Haunted Mustache by Joe McGee
  • The In-Between by Rebecca Ansari
  • The Last Bear by Hannah Gold
  • Long Lost by Jacqueline West
  • Operation Do Over by Gordon Korman
  • A Place At The Table by Saadia Faruqi
  • A Place To Hang The Moon by Kate Albus
  • Secondhand Dogs by Carolyn Crimi
  • The Shape Of Thunder by Jasmine Warga
  • The Stolen Prince Of Cloudburst by Jaclyn Moriarty
  • Trouble In The Stars by Sarah Prineas
  • Tune It Out by Jamie Sumner
  • Voyage Of The Sparrowhawk by Natasha Farrant
  • What Comes Next by Rob Buyea


Isinglass Award

The Isinglass Award winner for 2023-  Punching The Air by Ibi Zoboi     

2023 Runner Up-  The Cat I Never Named by Amra Sabic-El-Reyess   


The Isinglass Award winner for 2022-  Kalynn Bayron's  Cinderella Is Dead

2022 Runner Up-  Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


The Isinglass Teen Read Award  promotes teen reading, the participation of teens in the creation of their own reading list, and honors those authors whose works speak to youth.  Voting is done annually in April.

Titles must be nominated by teens in grades 7-8, can be fiction or nonfiction books, and must have a publication date within the last two years. 

Current short list for 2024:

  • Ain’t Burned All The Bright  by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin

  • Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater

  • The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones

  • Gallant by V.E. Schwab

  • Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone by Tae Keller

  • Medusa by Jessie Burton

  • Once Upon A K-Prom by Kat Cho

  • One For All by Lillie Lainoff

  • This Golden State by Marit Weisenberg

  • Tiger Daughter  by Rebecca Lim

  • Year Of The Reaper  by Makiia Lucier


Flume Award

The Flume Award is given to books nominated by New Hampshire teens in grades 9-12. 

The books must have a publication date within the last two years, and are nominated and voted upon by teens - with a little librarian help to make the list manageable!

The 2023 Flume Award winner was These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong.



The 2022 Flume Award winner was A Good GIrl's Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson.



Flume Nominations for 2024:

  • Ain’t Burned All The Bright  by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin

  • All My Rage  by Sabaa Tahir

  • All Of Us Villains  by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman

  • Anatomy: A Love Story  by Dana Schwartz

  • Daughters of A Dead Empire  by Carolyn Tara O’Neil

  • Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed

  • I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

  • I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

  • The One True Me And You by Remi England

  • The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton 

  • You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreem



Newbery Medal Award

ThFreewater - Luqman-Dawson, Aminae Newbery Medal Award honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.


2023 Medal Winner: Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson (JIMMY Patterson/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)



The 2022 Newbery Medal went to Donna Barba Higuera for The Last Cuentista, published by Levine Querido


For more information about The Newbery Medal Award, The Newbery Honor Award, and former winners, visit: 


The Newbery Medal Award turns 100 this year-  happy birthday! 


Caldecott Medal Award

The Caldecott Medal Award is given to the illustrator of that year's "most distinguished American picturebook for children".

The 2023 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book is awarded to Hot Dog by Doug Salati published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House. 

Last year, The 2022 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book was awarded to Jason Chin for Watercress, written by Andrea Wang and published by Neal Porter Books, Holiday House.



Click here for more information about the Caldecott Medal Award.

Other Awards


For a comprehensive list of all national book awards, go to: