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2022 MID-ATLANTIC SCBWI END-OF-THE-YEAR KIDLIT KUDOS

2022

Mid-Atlantic SCBWI

End-of-the-Year Kidlit-Kudos!!!

Congrats to everyone for their book releases and kidlit honors!

Can’t wait to see what 2023 brings!

 

 

1 2 3 COUNT WITH ME ON GRANDDAD’S FARM
Written by Valerie D. Johnson, illustrated by Cee Biscoe
Released by West Oak Lane Kids, August 2022
*The Literary Titan Gold Book Award

A BONE FOR BO: PAINTING WITH GEORGIA O’KEEFFE
Written and illustrated by Joan Waites
Released by Schiffer Kids, November 2022

ANTARCTICA: THE MELTING CONTINENT
Illustrated by Angela Hsieh, written by Karen Romano Young
Released by What On Earth Books, April 2022
*National Science Teaching Association’s Outstanding Science Trade Books for 2023
*New York Public Library’s Best Books for Kids
*Stanford’s Travel Children’s Book of the Month
*The Children’s Book Council Hot of the Press List

A ROSE NAMED PEACE: HOW FRANCIS MEILLAND CREATED A FLOWER OF HOPE FOR A WORLD AT WAR
Written by Barbara Carroll Roberts, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Released by Candlewick, May 2022
*Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

ARITHMECHICKS PLAY FAIR
Written by Ann Marie Stephens, illustrated by Jia Liu
Released by Astra Young Readers, August 2022

ARITHMECHICKS TAKE A CALCULATION VACATION
Written by Ann Marie Stephens, illustrated by Jia Liu
Released by Astra Young Readers, May 2022
*May 2022 Children’s Book Council Hot Off the Press Reading List

BANDILANKA’S FORGOTTEN LIVES
Written by Kamakshi P. Murti
Released by One Point Six Technologies, October 2021
*2022 NEEV Literature Festival Book Award (Bangalore, India), Shortlisted in the YA category

BASKETBALL CAMP GO-GETTER
Written by Dionna L. Mann, illustrated by Amanda Erb
Released by Capstone, July 2022

BEATRICE BLY’S RULES FOR SPIES 2: MYSTERY GOO
Written by Sue Fliess, illustrated by Beth Mills
Released by Pixel + Ink, May 2022

CHOOSING BRAVE: HOW MAMIE TILL-MOBLEY AND EMMETT TILL SPARKED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Illustrated by Janelle Washington, written by Angela Joy
Released by Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Publishers, September 2022
* Chicago Public Library Best Books of the Year
* Evanston Public Library 101 Great Books for Kids
* Horn Book Fanfare Best of 2022 List
* Jane Addams Peace Association Children’s Book Award Finalist
* Kirkus Reviews Best of the Year List
* New York Public Library Best Books of 2022
* Orbis Pictus Honor Book
* Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2022
* Shelf Awareness Best Books of the Year

DADDY SPEAKS LOVE
Written by Leah Henderson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Released by Penguin Random House, January 2022
*New York Public Library’s 2022 Best Book

DETOUR AHEAD

Written by Pamela Ehrenberg and Tracy López
Released by PJ Publishing, March 2022
*DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship
*PJ Our Way Author Incentive Award Winner
* Kirkus Starred Review

GYMNASTICS ROUTINE TAKEOVER
Written by Dionna L. Mann, illustrated by Amanda Erb
Released by Capstone, July 2022

HANA HSU AND THE GHOST CRAB NATION
Written by Sylvia Liu
Released by Razorbill/Penguin Random House, June 2022

HE LEADS: MOUNTAIN GORILLA, THE GENTLE GIANT
Written by June Smalls, illustrated by Yumi Shimokawara
Released by Familius, March 2022

HIDDEN HEROES IN MEDICINE
Written by Dionna L. Mann
Released by Lerner, August 2022

HIDDEN HEROES IN SPACE EXPLORATION
Written by Dionna L. Mann
Released by Lerner, August 2022

HOW TO HELP CUPID
Written by Sue Fliess, illustrated by Simona Sanfilippo
Released by Sky Pony Press, January 2022

HOW TO HIDE A TURKEY
Written by Sue Fliess, illustrated by Simona Sanfilippo
Released by Sky Pony Press, September 2022

HOW YOU CAN SAVE WATER
Written by Dionna L. Mann
Released by Scholastic, October 2022

I’M A GYMNAST
Written by Sue Fliess, illustrated by Daniela Sosa
Released by Golden Books, May 2022

I’M HUNGRY ¡ TENGO HAMBRE!
Written and illustrated by Angela Dominguez
Released by Henry Holt and Co., January 2022

IVELIZ EXPLAINS IT ALL
Written by Andrea Beatriz Arango
Released by Random House, September 2022
*Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Books of the Year
* Kirkus Starred Review
*Publishers Weekly Starred Review
*School Library Journal Starred Review
*Texas Library Association: 2023 Lone Star Reading List

JUST HELP
Illustrated by Angela Dominguez, written by Sonia Sotomayor
Released by Philomel Books, January 2022

LACROSSE FIELD BLUNDERS
Written by Dionna L. Mann, illustrated by Amanda Erb
Released by Capstone, January 2022

LEAVES TO MY KNEES
Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell, written by Ellen Mayer
Released by Star Bright Books, October 2022

LITTLE RED AND THE BIG BAD EDITOR
Written by Rebecca Kraft Rector, illustrated by Shanda McCloskey
Released from Aladdin/Simon & Schuster, September 2022

MANATEE’S BEST FRIEND
Written by Sylvia Liu
Released by Scholastic, August 2021
*Virginia’s Great Read for 2022 (Virginia Center of the Book’s National Book Festival)

KID SCIENTIST: ARCHAEOLOGISTS ON A DIG
Written by Sue Fliess, illustrated by Mia Powell
Released by Albert Whitman, April 2022

KID SCIENTIST: ASTRONAUTS ON A SPACE STATION
Written by Sue Fliess, illustrated by Mia Powell
Released by Albert Whitman, October 2022

KID SCIENTIST: INSECT EXPERTS IN THE RAIN FOREST
Written by Sue Fliess, illustrated by Mia Powell
Released by Albert Whitman, October 2022

KID SCIENTIST: MARINE BIOLOGISTS ON A DIVE
Written by Sue Fliess, illustrated by Mia Powell
Released by Albert Whitman, April 2022

MOUSE CALLS
Written by Anne Marie Pace, illustrated by Erin Kraan
Released by Beach Lane Books, August 2022

MUSHROOM RAIN
Written by Laura K. Zimmermann, illustrated by Jamie Green
Released by Sleeping Bear Press, March 2022
*2022 Nerdies: Nonfiction Picture Books
*Bookstagang Best of 2022: Most Innovative Nonfiction
*Chicago Public Library Best Informational Books for Young Readers of 2022
*Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
*Powell’s Books Best Books of 2022
*School Library Journal Starred Review
*Shelf Awareness 2022 Best Books of the Year

PAULI MURRAY: THE LIFE OF A PIONEERING FEMINIST AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST
Written by Terry Catasús Jennings and Rosita Stevens-Holsey
Released by Little Lee Books, February 2022
*Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

RING, RING, CLICK, CLACK: SOUNDS FROM SCHOOL
Written by Jennifer Shand, illustrated by Barbara Vagnozzi
Released by Flowerpot Press, August 2022

RUMBLE & ROAR: SOUNDS AROUND THE WORLD
Written by Sue Fliess, illustrated by Khoa Le
Released by Millbrook Press, March 2022

SAVING SOPHIE
Written by Debbie Schrack
Released by Fire & Ice Young Adult Books, April 2022
*Paris Book Award for YA Fiction Winner
* Readers’ Favorite 5-star review
* The Book Commentary 5-star Review

SKI TEAM STRUGGLE
Written by Dionna L. Mann, illustrated by Sophie Eves
Released by Capstone, January 2022

THE GENIUS OF FACEBOOK

Written by Dionna L. Mann
Released by Lerner, August 2022

THE GENIUS OF TESLA

Written by Dionna L. Mann
Released by Lerner, August 2022

THE HUNDRED CHOICES DEPARTMENT STORE
Written by Ginger Clark
Released by Fitzroy Books, March 2022

THE LITTLE HOUSE OF HOPE
Written by Terry Catasús Jennings, illustrated by Raúl Colón
Released by Neal Porter Books, June 2022
*Best of 2022 Chicago Public Library
*Best of 2022 New York Public Library
*Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

THE SKYDIVING BEAVERS: A TRUE TALE
Written by Susan Wood, illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
Released by Sleeping Bear Press, April 2017
*Winner of the 2021-22 California Young Reader Medal in the Picture Books for Older Readers Category

THE WILD GARDEN
Written and illustrated by Cynthia Cliff
Released by Prestel Publishing/Penguin Random House, May 2022

THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN: THE YORKTOWN VICTORY THAT WON AMERICA’S INDEPENDENCE
Written by Tim Grove
Released by Abrams Books, April 2022

THIS VICIOUS GRACE
Written by Emily Thiede
Released by Wednesday Books, June 2022
*A SIBA 2023 Southern Book Prize Finalist
*A Summer 2022 Kids’ Indie Next Pick
*Barnes and Noble July Book Club Pick
*Buzzfeed: 25 Book Recommendations for The Holiday Season
*Epic Reads: The 21 Most Anticipated YA Books to Read in June
*Frolic: Our Top 10 YA Reads for June
*Goodreads: The 68 Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2022
*Goodreads: The Can’t-Hardly-Wait Young Adult Books of June
*Gizmodo: 58 New Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Books for Your Summer Reading Pleasure
*Nerd Daily: 24 Debut Releases to Get Your Hands on in 2022
*Nerd Daily: Upcoming YA Book Releases to Add to Your TBR
*Nerdist: 13 Brilliant Books to Bring You Joy This June
*Oprah Daily: Top 25 Fantasy Books of 2022
*PopSugar: Books by Women Writers Are Absolute Must Reads in 2022
*Rakuten Kobo: Top 20 of 2022
*Seventeen’s Best YA Books of 2022
*United by Pop: Exciting New YA Reads for June 2022

TOOT, TOOT, HOOT, HOOT: SOUNDS FROM THE SYMPHONY
Written by Jennifer Shand, illustrated by Barbara Vagnozzi
Released by Flowerpot Press, September 2022

TRUTH OR LIE: CATS!
Written by Erica S. Perl, illustrated by Michael Slack
Released by Random House, August 2022

TRUTH OR LIE: DOGS!
Written by Erica S. Perl, illustrated by Michael Slack
Released by Random House, August 2022

UP, UP, AND AWAY! HIGH FLYERS: 15 INSPIRING WOMEN AVIATORS AND ASTRONAUTS
Written by Ann McCallum Staats
Released by Chicago Review Press, July 2022

WALKING THE BOOMERANG
Written by Joy Jones
Unpublished Manuscript
*2022 Pen America/ Phyllis Naylor Grant for Children’s and Young Adult Novelists Winner

WHALE, QUAIL, SNAIL: A WHALE OF A TEA PARTY

Written by Erica S. Perl, illustrated by Sam Ailey

Released by Simon Spotlight/ Simon & Schuster, May 2022

*Pride and Less Prejudice 22/23 List

WHALE, QUAIL, SNAIL: WHEN WHALES FLY 

Written by Erica S. Perl, illustrated by Sam Ailey

Released by Simon Spotlight/ Simon & Schuster, May 2022

This list, compiled by Dionna L. Mann, and completed on 1/1/22, may not be exhaustive as notable mentions for books published in 2022 are ongoing. Names of Mid-Atlantic SCBWI members are in bold.