NH State Book Awards
The Isinglass Teen Read Award was begun in 2001 by the Barrington Public Library and the Barrington Middle School in order to promote teen reading, the participation of teens in the creation of their own reading list, and to honor those authors whose works speak to youth. The award is now open to all New Hampshire students in grades 7-8. Voting is done annually in April.
2013-2014 winner In a Heartbeat by Loretta Ellsworth
The Flume: NH Teen Readers' Choice Award was created in 2005 in response to New Hampshire teens' request to have a book award geared towards high school students. This award is a state-wide venture led by a collaborative effort from school and public librarians. Each year teens nominate titles, published within the last two years, they think deserve to be recognized. Librarians then narrow the group of titles to a list of 13. Teens then vote for the winning title from the list of 13 annually in April.
2013-2014 winner The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Other Book Awards
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
I’ll Give You the Sun written by Jandy Nelson, is the 2015 Printz Award winner. Four Printz Honor Books also were named:
And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Confessions by Kanae Minato, translated by Stephen Snyder
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Lock In by John Scalzi.
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice by Zak Ebrahim with Jeff Giles
Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle