We are thrilled to announce that Mario Fesler has been awarded with the German YouthLiterature Award New Talent for his book LIZZY CARBON published by Magellan Verlag! The newly created special award for new talents carries a value of 10,000 Euro. (c) photo: Maria Himmel
Since 1956 the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Children’s Literature Award) has been given annually to outstanding works of children’s and young adult literature. It is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. The prize is intended to encourage the development of children’s and young adult literature, to arouse and maintain public interest in those works, and to stimulate discussions in this field of literature. The goal of the award is to strengthen children and young adults in their personal development and to offer guidance to the vast German book market. The prize announcement and ceremony take place in October at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The Arbeitskreis für Jugendliteratur is responsible for awarding the prize.
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Some exciting news have been announced last night.
WILD ANIMALS OF THE NORTH by Dieter Braun, published in English by Flying Eye Books, has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal!
Originally published in German by Knesebeck Verlag, this is the first time ever a translated title made it onto the shortlist! How exciting and well done to everyone involved! We’ll keep our fingers crossed!
Kate Greenaway Shortlist 2017
THE ADVENTURE BY LESTER AND BOB by Ole Könnecke
This is the story of two friends. This is the story of Lester and Bob. Lester is popular with everybody. Lester always has something to talk about and he has a lot of suggestions for Bob how the next adventure could look like. Lester is a duck. Bob is Lester‘s friend. Bob doesn‘t talk much at all. Bob‘s never in a hurry. Bob is all right. Bob‘s a bear.
And we got some exciting news in Bologna as well: The Italian edition has just won the Premio Orbil 2016! Here is a link to the webpage: PREMIO ORBIL
Aladin Verlag has published two titles so far of these two hilarious characters.
Ueberreuter/G&G has recently taken on the children’s list of the Austrian publisher Residenzverlag called Nilpferd Verlag. They have an incredible and unique list and one of their titles has also been nominated for the German Youth Literature Award – in the category Non-Fiction.
KRITZL & KLECKS by Verena Ballhaus and Renate Habinger
Scribble & Smudge – A nonfiction picture book on drawing, painting and making books.
Mr Scribble is made of lines, Ms Smudge is made of shapes. Together they have a wonderful day full of coloured pencils, paintbrushes, colours, forms and creative ideas. What can you draw with a piece of uncooked spaghetti? How do you build grass stilts? What happens when you eat too many smudges? How a few lines and spots of colour can become an entire book – that is what our two experts teach us with a light-hearted tone. With several foldout pages, this book offers many surprises and ideas for creative fun. A delicious treat for your eyes, with lots to discover and try!
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Magellan Verlag had some fantastic news at the Leipzig Book Fair:
Two of their YA titles from autumn 2014 – Magellan’s first programme – have been nominated for the German Children’s Literature Award:
ECHT by Christoph Scheuring
Fiction meets reality: While researching his novel, the author lived among street kids at the Cologne main station for several week. His novel is filled with authentic characters and in your face realism. (nominated for the best title by the independent young adult jury)
JENSEITS DER BLAUEN GRENZE by Dorit Linke
A compelling story combining contemporary history with the thrill of a dangerous, daring escape. (nominated or the best YA title)
The German Children’s Literature Award (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis) is a prize for works of fiction and critics in four categories: picture book, children’s book, young adult book, non-fiction and in addition since 2003 an independent young adult jury gives its own award which is very prestigious. The prize announcement and ceremony for all these awards takes place in October at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
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