CICLA Judging Process and Winners

In total, the open call 2018 received 144 short stories and 88 Chinese books for the first two categories, and 317 international picture books for the last category. The works submitted come from more than 30 countries and territories, reflecting the growing international impact of CICLA. Here is the winners list of 2018.

2018 Winners list

Special Contributor of the Year
Zhang Mingzhou (China), International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)), President

Best Author of the Year
Hervé Tullet (France), Children’s Book Author, Artist and Performer

Best Literary Work of the Year
Reindeer Through Six Seasons (Author: Gerelchimeg Blackcrane) published by Tomorrow Publishing House
A-Lian (Author: Tang Sulan)
published by Hunan Children’s Publishing House
Blooming with Happiness in the Dulong Area: Our Minzu Primary School (Author: Wu Ran) published by Aurora Publishing House
Teacher Turtle 1: A Beach on Campus (Author: Cheng Wei) published by Zhejiang Juvenile and Children’s Publishing House
That Year in the Blizzard (Author: Liu Hu) published by Shanghai Children’s Press

Best Picture Book of the Year
The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse (Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Jon Klassen) published by Candlewick Press
Where Have the Tickets Gone? (Author/Illustrator: Liu Xugong) published by Global Views—Commonwealth Publishing Group
Grandma’s Magic of Cloth Scraps (Author/Illustrator: Ao Zi) published by 21st Century Publishing Group
The Day War Came (Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Rebecca Cobb) published by Walker Books Ltd.
Animalphabet (Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Sharon King-Chai) published by Macmillan Children’s Books Imprint: Two Hoots

Best Single Piece of the Year
Impressions of the Insects (Author: Jin Bo) published in Shao Nian Wen Yi magazine
Paper Kiln (Author: Peng Xuejun) published in OCTOBER the Children’s Literature magazine
Tonight, You’re Kings of Fourteen (Author: Xiao Ping) published in OCTOBER the Children’s Literature magazine
Father Ram (Author: Zhang Zhongcheng) published in OCTOBER the Children’s Literature magazine
Draw a Moon for the Lonely Night Sky (Author: Jia Ying) published in Shao Nian Wen Yi magazine

2017 Winners list
Best International Picture Books

Best International Picture Books

《Le Ruban [The Ribbon]
Written and illustrated Adrien Parlange
Published by Albin Michel Jeunesse (France)

《和风一起散步》[Take a Walk with the Wind]
Written and illustrated by Xiong Liang
Published by Tianjin People’s Publishing House (China)

Brzuchem do góry [Lazing About, Facing the Sky]
Written and illustrated: Urszula Palusińska
Published by Wydawnictwo Dwie Siostry (Poland)

Du lz tak ? [What is That ?]
Written and illustrated by Carson Ellis
Published by Candlewick Press (USA)

《屋檐下的腊八粥》[The Rice Porridge Under the Eaves]
Written by Zheng Chunhua; illustrated by Zhu Chengliang
Published in by Shanghai Juvenile and Children's Publishing House (China)

Best Novel in Chinese Language

Best Novel in Chinese Language

《童眸》[In Their Young Eyes]
Written by Huang Beijia
Published by Phoenix Juvenile and Children’s Publishing Ltd

《梦想是生命里的光》[Dreams Shine in My Life]
Written by Shu Huibo
Published by Shanghai Juvenile and Children's Publishing House

《沐阳上学记:男生女生那些事儿》[Muyang’s School Life: All about Boys and Girls]
Written by Xiao Ping
Published by Zhejiang Literature and Art Publishing House

《布罗镇的邮递员》[The Postman of Buluo Town]
Written by Guo Jiangyan
Published by Shanghai Juvenile and Children's Publishing House

《吉祥时光》[Jixiang’s Childhood]
Written by Zhang Zhilu
Published by The Writers Publishing House


Special Contribution Award of the Year

Helen Wang
Literature Translator and Chinese Literature Promoter


Author of the Year Award

Qin Wenjun
Chinese Children's and Young Adult's Writer