Here are the Finalists in the categories of Children's Literature and Young People's Literature:
- BookSpeak! Poems About Books by Laura Purie Salas and illustrated by Josee Bisaillon.
- Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships by Catherine Thimmesh.
- The Last Day of Kindergarten by Nancy Loewen and illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa.
- Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Beth Krommes.
Young People's Literature
- The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman
- The Books of Elsewhere: Spellbound by Jacqueline West
- The Tanglewood Terror by Kurtis Scaletta
- With or Without You by Brain Farrey