The AKJ is responsible for awarding the German Youth Literature Award (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis), which is Germany’s only state-sponsored prize for works of fiction. It has been awarded annually since 1956 by a jury of literature specialists and critics in four categories: picture book, children’s book, young adult book and non-fiction. In addition, since 2003 an independent young adult jury gives its own award.

De nominerte innen bildebok-klassen er:

Johanna im Zug Autor: Kathrin Schärer, Illustrator: Kathrin Schärer.

Gedicht für einen Goldfisch Jean-Pierre Siméon (Text)  Olivier Tallec (Illustration)

Wenn ich das 7. Geißlein wär av Karla Schneider (Text) Stefanie Harjes (Illustration)

Garmans Sommer Stian Hole (Text, Illustration)

An Großvaters Hand Chen Jianghong (Text, Illustration)

Um Mitternacht Eduard Mörike (Text) Hannes Binder (Illustration)