Current Book Submissions

Entries for the 30th Annual Minnesota Book Awards

Last updated August 18, 2017. Submissions close November 17, 2017

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Children’s Literature:

Anywhere Farm by Phyllis Root, illustrated by G. Brian Karas  (Candlewick Press)

Counting Colorful Bunnies: My Toddler Book by Elicia Spike (self)

If You Were the Moon by Laura Purdie Salas, illustrated by Jaime Kim (Millbrook Press/Lerner Publishing Group)

La La La: A Story of Hope by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Jaime Kim (Candlewick Press)

The Missing Mola Lisa: Case #1 by Trisha Speed Shaskan, illustrated by Stephen Shaskan (Graphic Universe/Lerner Publishing Group)

Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Silly School Mystery by Chris Monroe (Lerner Publishing Group)

Noah Webster’s Fighting Words by Tracy Nelson Maurer, illustrated by Mircea Catusanu (Millbrook Press/Lerner Publishing Group)

Simon of Cyrene and the Legend of the Easter Egg by Terri DeGezelle, illustrated by Gabhor Utomo (Pauline Books & Media)

Where Does the Squirrel Sleep? by Grant Dawson, illustrated by Nathan Stromberg (Red Pine Press)

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General Nonfiction:

Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide by Heather Holm (Pollination Press LLC)

Future-Proofing the News: Preserving the First Draft of History by Kathleen A. Hansen and Nora Paul (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

Mindful Running: How Meditative Running can Improve Performance and Make you a Happier, More Fulfilled Person by Mackenzie L. Havey (Bloomsbury Sport)

Ride the Wave: How To Embrace Change and Create A Powerful New Relationship With Risk by John Wessinger (Wise Ink Creative Publishing)

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Genre Fiction:

The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Marathon by Brian Freeman (Quercus)

Redemption by Nadja Baer (self)

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Memoir & Creative Nonfiction:

Play Like a Girl:How a Soccer School in Kenya’s Slums Started a Revolution by Ellie Roscher (Viva Editions)

Sparkle On: Women Aging in Gratitude by Kim Kane (Wise Ink Creative Publishing)

Tin Can Life by Mick Reasor (self)

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Middle Grade Literature:

Bubbles by Abby Cooper (Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers/Macmillan Publishing Group)

Esme Dooley and the Kirkkomaki Circus by Jane Donovan and Holly Trechter (Sky Candle Press)

Giant Pumpkin Suite by Melanie Heuiser Hill (Candlewick Press)

The Notations of Cooper Cameron by Jane O’Reilly (Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing Group)

Slider by Pete Hautman (Candlewick Press)

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Little Minnesota in World War II: The Stories Behind 140 Fallen Heroes from Minnesota’s Littlest Towns by Jill A. Johnson and Deane L. Johnson (Adventure Publications/AdventureKEEN)

F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: The Writer and His Friends at Home by Dave Page, photographs by Jeff Krueger (Fitzgerald in Saint Paul)

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Novel & Short Story:

Bend by Nancy J. Hedin (Anglerfish Press/Riptide Publishing)

Odd One Out by Quinton Skinner (Prospect Park Books)

Rules of Thumb: A Novel by Jerry MacNeil (self)

South Pole Station by Ashley Shelby (Picador/Macmillan)

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Still Living in Town by Kevin FitzPatrick (Midwest Villages & Voices)

This Distance in My Hands by Sandra Sidman Larson (Main Street Rag Publishing Company)

Thousand Star Hotel by Bao Phi (Coffee House Press)

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Young Adult Literature:

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