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 2022 Ladybug Picture Book Award winner is Milk And Juice: A Recycling Romance by Meredith Crandall Brown.
The 2021 Ladybug Picture Book Award winner is Snail Crossing by Corey R, Tabor.
2023 Ladybug Nominees are currently being selected from a long list of over 80 picture books! When the nominees are announced, we will list them here.
Here are the 2022 Ladybug Nominees. TItles in bold are available on our shelves.
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.
The following titles were the nominees for 2021:
Each year, 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.
The winner for 2022 is Ground Zero by Alan Gratz
The winner for 2021 was Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick.
Nominees for the 2022-2023 award:
Nominees for the 2021-2022 award that we have on the shelf at the WPL:
The Isinglass Award winner for 2022- Kalynn Bayron's Cinderella Is Dead ( on order, available now through Overdrive) .
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 2022 ( all are available on the shelf or on Overdrive)
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 2022 Flume Award winner is A Good GIrl's Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson.
2022 Runner up - Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks
Flume Short List ( 2022)
The 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!
The Caldecott Medal Award is given to the illustrator of that year's "most distinguished American picturebook for children".
The 2022 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book is awarded to Jason Chin for Watercress, written by Andrea Wang and published by Neal Porter Books, Holiday House.
Last year's award winner was Michaela Goade, the illustrator of We Are Water Protectors written by Carole Lindstrom and published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings.
Click here for more information about the Caldecott Medal Award.
For a comprehensive list of all national book awards, go to: