Since I focus on children's publishing, here are the nominees for those categories:
Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger
It Happened on a Train by Mac Barnett
Vanished by Sheela ChariIcefall by Matthew J. Kirby
The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey
Shelter by Harlan Coben
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall
The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines
Kill You Last by Todd Strasser
Congrats to the all the nominees! And to all the publishing folks who worked on these books! One in particular I have to call out is associate editor Allison Wortche, whose book The Silence of Murder is on the YA list. Yay!
Allison is also a talented writer whose picture book Rosie Sprout's Time to Shine debuted last month.