We would like to thank the many talented authors who submitted their works for our Kraken Book Prize. We were thrilled to receive so many marvelous manuscripts and were hard-pressed to narrow the selection down to four – and then to pick the winning one! We are delighted to be publishing the winning title as well as two of the finalist manuscripts, and we are inordinately proud to be bringing such gorgeously crafted works to young readers!
The Winning Recipient of the 2019 Kraken Book Prize for Middle-Grade Fiction
J.R. Potter for Thomas Creeper and the Gloomsbury Secret
2019 Kraken Book Prize Finalists
Maureen Buchanan Jones for Maud & Addie
Brenda Ferber for Sing Something True
Lisa Sukenic for Miles from Motown
The 2020 Kraken Book Prize for Middle-Grade Fiction will open for submissions January 15, 2020 – March 30, 2020