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2016 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced

The 2016 winners are:

  • For Younger Readers: Ketzel, the Cat who Composed by Lesléa Newman with illustrations by Amy June Bates (Candlewick Press)
  • For Older Readers: Adam & Thomas by Aharon Appelfeld, translated by Jeffrey M. Green with illustrations by Philippe Dumas (Seven Stories Press)
  • For Teen Readers: The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz (Candlewick Press)

This year’s honor books:

  • For Younger Readers: Everybody Says Shalom by Leslie Kimmelman with illustrations by Talitha Shipman (Random House) Shanghai Sukkah by Heidi Smith Hyde with illustrations by Jing Jing Tsong (Kar-Ben Publishing)
  • For Older Readers: Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish by Barry Deutsch (Amulet Books)
  • For Teen Readers: Serendipity’s Footsteps by Suzanne Nelson (Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House) Stones on a Grave by Kathy Kacer (Orca Book Publishers)

Learn more about the Sydney Taylor Book Awards and past winners here.

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