For books to be eligible for inclusion in the awards, they must meet 4 criteria as indicated below. Books failing to meet any of the criteria will NOT be included in the reading list.
- The book must be the first in a series. Books released as “stand alones” may be considered but will be evaluated for their ability to exist without the series.
- Copyright date will be determined by the first date of publication in hardback unless the title was first published in paperback. Currently, we are accepting titles with a 2016 copyright.
- Translations will go by the US copyright date.
- Books must have been reviewed in a peer reviewed source (such as School Library Journal)