The Extensive Reading Foundation (ERF) has announced the winners of the 2015 Language Learner Literature Award.
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The ERF is an unaffiliated, not-for profit organisation that supports and promotes extensive reading in language education. An international jury chose the winning book in six categories, taking into account internet votes and comments of students and teachers around the world. Here is the list of winners:
 
Very Young Learners
 
The Leopard and the Monkey
Author: Retold by Richard Northcott
Illustrator: Cristiano Lissoni
Publisher: Helbling Languages
ISBN: 9783852727813
 
Young Learners
 
Backstage Pass
Author: Lesley Ito
Illustrator: Alice Carroll
Publisher: Atama-ii Books
ISBN: 9781941140345
 
Adolescent & Adult: Beginner
 
Merlin 
Author: Janet Hardy-Gould
Illustrator: Ollie Cuthbertson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780194249744
 
Adolescent & Adult: Elementary
 
The Bookshop 
Author: Denise Kirby
Illustrator: Paul Fisher Johnson
Publisher: ILTS / Heuber
ISBN: 9783191029944
 
Adolescent & Adult: Intermediate
 
Kilimanjaro
Author: Margaret Johnson
Illustrator: Redbean Design Pte Ltd
Publisher: National Geographic/CENGAGE Learning
ISBN: 9781424048753
 
Adolescent & Adult: Upper Intermediate & Advanced
 
Checkmate 
Author: Malorie Blackman
Retold by: Karen Holms
Illustrator: Jonathan@kja-artists.com
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9781447930600 
 
Judges', students' and teachers' comments and further details of the winners and runners-up can be found on the ERF website.
 
The nomination and voting procedures for the 2016 Language Learner Literature Award will be posted on the ERF website later this year.
 
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