Kids, Vote Now for Your Favorite Children's Books
The winners of the Children's Choice Book Awards, presented by the Children's Book Council in association with Every Child a Reader, are chosen by young readers themselves. And now, through April 29, kids can vote on 30 finalists in six categories for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, school libraries and BookWeekOnline.
Winners will be announced at the annual Children's Choice Book Awards Gala on May 2 as part of Children's Book Week (May 2-8), the oldest national literacy event in the United States.
Time to get reading! The Children's Choice Book Award categories and finalists:
Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year:
- "Even Monsters Need Haircuts" by Matthew McElligott (Walker)
- "Hot Rod Hamster" by Cynthia Lord, illustrated by Derek Anderson (Scholastic Press)
- "How Rocket Learned to Read" by Tad Hills (Schwartz & Wade/ Random House)
- "Little Pink Pup" by Johanna Kerby (Putnam/Penguin)
- "Shark vs. Train" by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld (Little, Brown)
- "Babymouse # 12: Burns Rubber" by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Random House)
- "Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray: The Uproar at the Front Door" by Nick Bruel (Roaring Brook/Macmillan)
- "Encyclopedia Mythologica: Gods & Heroes" by Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda (Candlewick)
- "Finally" by Wendy Mass (Scholastic Press)
- "Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown" by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Knopf/Random House)
- "Big Nate: In a Class by Himself" by Lincoln Peirce (HarperCollins)
- "It's a Book" by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook/Macmillan)
- "The Red Pyramid (The Kane ChroncilesChronicles, Book 1)" by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion)
- "Smile" by Raina Telgemeier (Graphix/Scholastic)
- "Zebrafish" by Peter H. Reynolds and FableVision (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster)
- "Burned (House of Night, Book 7)" by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (St. Martin's Griffin/Macmillan)
- "Fang (A Maximum Ride Novel)" by James Patterson (Little, Brown)
- "Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)" by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)
- "Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, Book 5)" by Richelle Mead (Razorbill/Penguin)
- "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" by John Green and David Levithan (Dutton/Penguin)
- Cassandra Clare for "Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)" (McElderry/Simon & Schuster)
- Suzanne Collins for "Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)" (Scholastic Press)
- Jeff Kinney for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth" (Amulet/Abrams)
- Stephenie Meyer for "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner" (Megan Tingley/Little, Brown)
- Rick Riordan for "The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1)" (Disney-Hyperion)
- Robin Preiss Glasser for "Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique" (HarperCollins)
- Loren Long for "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters" (Knopf/Random House)
- Nancy Tillman for "Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You" (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan)
- David Wiesner for "Art & Max" (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- Mo Willems for "Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion" (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)
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