Winner: The Christmas Boot by Lisa Wheeler
A touching Yuletide story about a lonely woman who finds a mysterious boot in the snow.
Honor: Time for Earth School, Dewey Dew by Leslie Staub
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
A nervous alien deals with being the only non-human at his new school.
Winner: The Music in George's Head, illustrated by Stacy Innerst
Publisher: Calkins Creek
Dazzling acrylic paintings accompany the story of how George Gershwin composed his masterpiece Rhapsody in Blue.
Honor: Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis, illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
The childhood of civil rights activist John Lewis is told through rich watercolor illustrations.
Winner: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Publisher: Philomel Books
This moving WWII drama follows three teenagers aboard the doomed MV Wilhelm Gustloff.
Honor: In-Between Days by Vikki Wakefield
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
An aimless seventeen-year-old struggles to find herself over the course of one life-changing summer.
Winner: We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Freedman
An enthralling look into the White Rose Society, a group of teenagers in Nazi Germany who led a successful resistance campaign against Hitler.
Honor: A Girl Called Vincent by Krystyna Poray Goddu
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950), known as Vincent, was an acclaimed American poet who came to embody the modern, liberated woman of the Jazz Age.
Winner: The Haunting of Falcon House by Eugene Yelchin
Publisher: Henry Holt
A Russian prince, an eerie estate, and a family secret collide this atmospheric ghost story.
Honor: Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science by Jeannine Atkins
Winner: Welcome to Wonderland: Home Sweet Motel by Chris Grabenstein
Publisher: Random House
P.T. and his friend Gloria must save the Wonderland motel in this raucous, action-filled comedy.