NCIBA Golden Poppy Awards for Books Published in 2019
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Fiction - Committee Chairs Kaitlin Smith & Hilary Smith, Copperfield's Books 

There's A Word for That, Sloane Tanen, Hachette/Little Brown, 9780316437165
A Girl Goes Into the Forest, Peg Alford Pursell, PGW/Dzanc Books, 9781945814877
The Beadworkers, Beth Piatote, PGW/Counterpoint, 9781640092686
The Book of X, Sarah Rose Etter, PGW/Two Dollar Radio, 9781937512811
Here and Now and Then, Mike Chen, Harlequin/Mira Books, 9780778308980
Last of Her Name, Mimi Lok, Two Rivers/Kaya Press, 9781885030610

Martin Cruz Smith Mystery/Thriller Award


A Deadly Turn, Claire Booth Severn House Publishers, 9780727888457
The American Agent, Jacqueline Winspear Harper, 9780062436665
Murder in Bel-Air, Cara Black Soho Crime, 9781616959296
Love and Death Among the Cheetahs, Rhys Bowen Berkley, 9780451492845
Beginnings, Laurie R. King, Bay Company Books, Inc., 9781732464728
The Twice-Hanged Man, Priscilla Royal, Poisoned Pen Press, 9781464211034
Martin Cruz Smith Mystery/Thriller NCIBA Honorable Mention


Committee chair: Christin Evans, The Booksmith 

The Sixth Man: A Memoir, Andre Iguodala Blue Rider Press, 9780525533986
High Weirdness, Erik Davis, Mit Press, 9781907222764
The Collected Schizophrenias, Esmé Weijun Wang, Graywolf Press, 9781555978273
The White Devil's Daughters, Julia Flynn Siler, Knopf, 9781101875261
Elderhood, Louise Aronson, Bloomsbury Publishing, 9781620405468
Super Pumped, Mike Isaac, W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393652246


Committee Chair: Lise Solomon, Karel/Dutton Group 

Works of Love & Terror, Donna de la Perriere, Talisman House, Publishers, 9781584981398
Father's Day, Matthew Zapruder, Copper Canyon Press, 9781556595783
A Little More Red Sun on the Human: New & Selected Poems, Gillian Conoley, Nightboat Books, 9781643620114
Deer Trails: San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 7, Kim Shuck, City Lights Books, 9781931404181
Small Sillion, Joshua McKinney Parlor Press, 9781643170466

Cooking & Food Writing

Committee Chair: Claire Teel, Hicklebee's 

Tartine, A Classic Revisited, Elisabeth M. Prueitt, Chad Robertson, Chronicle Books, 9781452178738
East Bay Cooks, Carolyn Jung, Figure 1 Publishing,9781773270-
Weber's Ultimate Grilling, Jamie Purviance, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9781328589934
Wine Country Table, Janet Fletcher, Robert Holmes, and Sara Remington, Rizzoli, 9780847865437
No Crumbs Left, Teri Turner, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9781328557476
The Vibrant Life, Amanda Haas, and Erin Kunkel, Chronicle Books, 978145217099


Committee Chair: Michael Barnard, Rakestraw Books 

Black Death at the Golden Gate, David K. Randall, Norton, 9780393609455
The White Devil's Daughters, Julia Flinn Siler, Knopf, 9781101875261
Jr: The Chronicles of San Francisco, Jr, Chronicle, 9781452176697
50 Hikes with Kids California, Wendy Gorton, Timber Press, 9781604698701
Alta California, Nick Neely, Counterpoint, 9781640091658

Picture Books 

Committee Chairs: Jennifer Gordon, Mrs.Dalloways & Judy Wheeler, Towne Center Books 

Another, Christian Robinson, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781534421677
Between Us and Abuela, Mitali Perkins, Sara Palacios (Illustrator), Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374303730
The Dictionary of Difficult Words, Jane Solomon, Louise Lockhart (Illustrator) Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 9781786038111
The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown, Mac Barnett, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator) Balzer + Bray, 9780062393449
Ogilvy, Deborah Underwood, T. L. McBeth (Illustrator), Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781250151766
Oh, Bear, Melissa Nelson Greenberg, Ruth Hengeveld (Illustrator), Cameron, 9781944903596

Middle Grade

Committee Chair: Mary Sheila McMahon, Linden Tree 

All the Impossible Things, Lindsay Lackey Roaring Brook Press, 9781250202864
The First Dinosaur, Ian Lendler, C.M. Butzer (Illustrator), Margaret K. McElderry Books, 9781534427006
Emmy in the Key of Code, Aimee Lucido Versify, 9780358040828
The Moon Within, Aida Salazar, Arthur A. Levine Books, 9781338283372
The Memory Keeper, Jennifer Camiccia Aladdin, 9781534439559
One-Third Nerd, Gennifer Choldenko, Églantine Ceulemans (Illustrator) Wendy Lamb Books, 9781524718886

Young Adult

Committee Chair: Angela Mann, Kepler's 

Patron Saints of Nothing, Randy Ribay Kokila, 9780525554912
The Downstairs Girl, Stacey Lee G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 9781524740955
This Time Will Be Different, Misa Sugiura HarperTeen, 9780062473448
Finale, Stephanie Garber Flatiron Books, 9781250157669
There Will Come a Darkness, Katy Rose Pool Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781250211750