Children's Book Awards

Great Stone Face Award

GSF winner.2022

The winner of the 2021-2022 Great Stone Face Award is Ground Zero by Alan Gratz. Below is the final vote tally for 2022. 2021-22 GSF Winner and Final Vote Tally

The Great Stone Face Book Award is given annually to an author whose book receives the most votes from 4th through 6th graders throughout the state.  In April, N.H. children vote for their favorite book from a list of 20 recently published titles that are chosen by the Great Stone Face (GSF) Committee.  The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, increase awareness of contemporary writing, and allow children to honor their favorite authors. --  For more information, visit the CLNH website.

2022-2023 Booktalks, Nominees, annotated list, Find these titles in our Library catalog.

Ladybug Award

The 2022 nominees for the Ladybug Picture Book Award are:

  • Change Sings: A Children's Anthem by Amanda Gorman and Loren Long  
  • Mel Fell by Corey Tabor 
  • Milk & Juice: A Recycling Romance by Meredith Crandall Brown
  • Norman Didn't Do It (Yes, he did) by Ryan T. Higgins 
  • On Account of the Gum by Adam Rex   
  • A Polar Bear in the Snow by Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris 
  • Someone Builds the Dream by Lisa Wheeler and Loren Long 
  • This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth by Sean Rubin 
  • The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach 
  • Watercress by Andrea Wang and Jason Chin

Find these titles in our Library catalog.

The deadline for sending in votes was Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 11:30 pm (and some materials still say this).

However, as of 9/12/2022, it has been extended to 11:30 pm, Friday, December 23, 2022.

Note that this means the announcement of the winner won't occur until early January 2023.

For more information about the Ladybug Award, visit the CLNH website.