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 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.


    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)


    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)


    • 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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