Celebrate Candlewick’s Distinguished Book Awards with a {Giveaway}

TIME magazine recently published their lists of Top 100 Young Adult & Top 100 Children’s Books of All Time! Candlewick Press has ten titles from its publishing list have been selected for inclusion – all remarkable works of writing and illustrating – that have established themselves as enduring favorites via critical and commercial success. Both National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Kate DiCamillo, and celebrated novelist, Patrick Ness, have the remarkable achievement of having two of their works selected. Candlewick’s titles include:

YA Novels

Feed by MT AndersonFeed by M. T. Anderson
Anderson takes on consumerism in this smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now.
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* A National Book Award finalist

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamilloThe Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. Along the way, we are shown a miracle — that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.
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Note: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is in TIME Magazine’s Top 25 to be voted on for Best of the Best ranking by reader vote.

Tiger Rising by kate dicamilloTiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
Rob, sickly and devastated by the death of his mother, moves to a hotel with his father for a new start. But after he comes across a caged tiger in the woods outside the motel, the unexpected find helps him overcome his sadness and open up to a new friend.
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*A National Book Award finalist

A Monster Calls by Patrick NessA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, illustrated by Jim Kay
An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.
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* Soon to be a major motion picture

The Knife of Never Letting Go by patrick nessThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
A dystopian thriller follows a boy and girl on the run from a town where all thoughts can be heard — and the passage to manhood embodies a horrible secret.
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Boy Proof by Cecil CastellucciBoy Proof by Cecil Castellucci
An unforgettable debut novel that follows an antisocial cinephile as she meets a quick-witted artist who’s savvy enough to see through her sci-fi disguise.
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* Celebrating 10th anniversary in February 2015

Children’s/Picture Books
I Want My Hat Back by Jon KlassenI Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor– and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.
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Note: I Want My Hat Back is in TIME Magazine’s Top 25 to be voted on for Best of the Best ranking by popular reader vote.

Journey by Aaron BeckerJourney by Aaron Becker
Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination — and unexpected friendship.
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* A Caldecott Honor Book

Library Lion by  Michelle KnudsenLibrary Lion by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Michelle Knudsen’s disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers. An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place: the library.
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael RosenWe’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Imagine the fun of going on a bear hunt-through tall, wavy grass (SWISHY SWISHY!); swampy mud (SQUELCH SQUELCH!); and a swirling whirling snowstorm (HOOOO WOOOO!) – only to find a “real” bear waiting at the end of the trail! For brave hunters and bear lovers, a classic chant-aloud.
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Candlewick Press has six titles on the Young Adult list, and we’re having a giveaway for all six titles!

Candlewick Awards Prize Pack

The prize pack will include paperback copies of The Tiger Rising and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane both by Kate DiCamillo, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and illustrated by Jim Kay, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, Feed by M.T. Anderson and Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci.

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The giveaway is US & Canada only.


  1. Where the Wild Things are and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time are my favorites and both are included. It looks like they have covered everything I like!

  2. As a once-upon-a-time library story lady I can’t think of a better story time book than We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen.

  3. I looooove The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness so I’m really happy that it was included!

  4. Library Lion is one of my favorite books so I’m glad it’s on there.

  5. My favourite books are the Harry Potter series and Looking For Alaska and they both made it! 🙂

  6. Yes! The Chaos Walking series is amazing!

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