Indies Choice Book Awards / E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards

    The Indies Choice Book Awards reflect the spirit of independent bookstores nationwide and the IndieBound movement. Book of the Year winners and Honor Award recipients are all titles nominated by ABA member booksellers to the Indie Next Lists.

    The E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, previously administered by the Association of Booksellers for Children, recognize books that reflect the playful, well-paced language, the engaging themes, and the universal appeal to a wide range of ages embodied by E.B. White’s collection of beloved books. With the 2010 merger of ABC into ABA, they replace the Indies Choice Book Awards in the categories of Middle Reader and New Picture Book.

    2015

    Indies Choice Award Winners
    ADULT FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
    ADULT NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande (Metropolitan Books)
    ADULT DEBUT BOOK OF THE YEAR - The Martian, by Andy Weir (Crown)
    YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR - The Darkest Part of the Forest, by Holly Black (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
    PICTURE BOOK HALL OF FAME - Frog and Toad, by Arnold Lobel (HarperCollins)
    PICTURE BOOK HALL OF FAME - Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey (Viking Books for Young Readers)
    PICTURE BOOK HALL OF FAME - If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond, Illustrator (HarperCollins)
    INDIE CHAMPION AWARD - Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer

    E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners
    MIDDLE READER - Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books)
    PICTURE BOOK - Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, Illustrator (Candlewick)

    2014

    Indies Choice Award Winners
    ADULT FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson (Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown and Company)
    ADULT NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown (Viking)
    ADULT DEBUT BOOK OF THE YEAR - A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, by Anthony Marra (Hogarth)
    YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR - Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell (St. Martin’s Griffin)
    PICTURE BOOK HALL OF FAME - Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle (Holt Books for Young Readers)
    PICTURE BOOK HALL OF FAME - Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, Illustrator (HarperCollins)
    PICTURE BOOK HALL OF FAME - Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
    INDIE CHAMPION AWARD - James Patterson

    E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards
    MIDDLE READER - Flora and Ulysses, by Kate DeCamillo and K.G. Campbell, Illustrator (Candlewick)
    PICTURE BOOK - The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, Illustrator (Philomel)

    2013

    Indies Choice Award Winners
    ADULT FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - The Round House, by Louise Erdrich (Harper)
    ADULT NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - Wild, By Cheryl Strayed ADULT DEBUT BOOK OF THE YEAR - The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey (Regan Arthur/Little Brown) YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR - The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (Dutton Juvenile) PICTURE BOOK HALL OF FAME - Bread and Jam for Frances, by Russell Hoban and Lillian Hoban, Illustrator (HarperCollins)
    PICTURE BOOK HALL OF FAME - Caps for Sale, by Esphyr Slobokina (harperCollins)
    PICTURE BOOK HALL OF FAME - Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson (HarperCollins)
    PICTURE BOOK HALL OF FAME - The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, by Jon and Lane Smith Illustrator (Viking Juvenile) INDIE CHAMPION AWARD - John Green
    E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards
    MIDDLE READER - Wonder, by R.J. Palacio (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
    PICTURE BOOK - Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett and Jon Klaassen, Illustrator (Balzer + Bray)

    2012

    Indies Choice Award Winners

    • Adult Fiction Book of the Year: The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
    • Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year: Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, by Gabrielle Hamilton (Random House)
    • Adult Debut Book of the Year: The Tiger’s Wife, by Téa Obreht (Random House)
    • Young Adult Book of the Year: Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys (Philomel)
    • Most Engaging Author: Ann Patchett

    E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Winners

    • Middle Reader: The Apothecary, by Maile Meloy, Ian Schoenherr (Illus.) (Putnam Juvenile) and Wildwood, by Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illus.) (Balzer + Bray)
    • Picture Book: I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press) 

    Picture Book Hall of Fame Inductees:

    • Curious George, by H.A. Rey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
    • The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper (Grosset & Dunlap / Philomel)
    • Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney (Viking Juvenile/Puffin)

    2011

    Indies Choice Book Award Winners

    • Adult Fiction: Room, by Emma Donoghue (Little, Brown)
    • Adult Nonfiction: Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House)
    • Adult Debut: Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes (Atlantic Monthly Press and El León Literary Arts)
    • Young Adult: Revolution, by Jennifer Donnelly (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
    • Most Engaging Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

     

    E.B.White Read-Aloud Award Winners 

    • Middle Reader: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger (Amulet Books)
    • Picture Book: Children Make Terrible Pets, by Peter Brown (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

     

    Picture Book Hall of Fame Inductees

    • Corduroy, by Don Freeman (Viking)
    • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, by Virginia Lee Burton (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
    • The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats (Viking)
    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle (Philomel)

    2010

    • Adult Fiction: Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese (Knopf)
    • Adult Nonfiction: The Lost City of Z, by David Grann (Doubleday)
    • Adult Debut: The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam)
    • Young Adult: Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
    • Middle Reader: When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books)
    • New Picture Book: The Lion and the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown)
    • Most Engaging Author: Kate DiCamillo

    Picture Book Hall of Fame Inductees:

    • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz (Atheneum)
    • Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans (Viking)
    • The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson (Viking)

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