KIDS & TEENS: VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS!
Children's Book Week is May 13-19 and celebrates books for young people of all ages. While the Children's Book Week website has all kinds of good stuff on it, like a cool search-and-find bookmark by Grace Lin and the Children's Book Week poster by Brian Selznick, but my favorite part is voting for the best books. The Children's Choice Book Awards honor books for Kindergarten - High School. If you haven't read some of these yet, you can pick up copies of all of the nominees from the various branches of the Denver Public Library. If your branch doesn't have one you want to read, just place a hold. You can vote and view all of the nominees here and I will list them all below. Some of my favorite books from last year are on the list - it would be hard for me to choose what to vote for! Again, here's the link to vote for your favorites.
Author of the Year
John Green for The Fault in Our Stars
Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel [WINNER]
R. J. Palacio for Wonder
Rick Riordan for The Mark of Athena
Veronica Roth for Insurgent
Illustrator of the Year
James Dean for Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Anna Dewdney for Llama Llama Time to Share
Ian Falconer for Olivia and the Fairy Princesses
Robin Preiss Glasser for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet [WINNER]
Mo Willems for The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
Book of the Year: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Scott Magoon
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems
I’ll Save You Bobo! by Eileen Rosenthal, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, created and illustrated by James Dean, story by Eric Litwin
Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta, illustrated by Ed Young [WINNER]
Book of the Year: 3rd - 4th Grade
Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel [WINNER]
Get the Scoop on Animal Poop! by Dawn Cusick
Homer by Diane deGroat and Shelley Rotner
Just Joking by National Geographic Kids
Pluto Visits Earth! by Steve Metzger, illustrated by Jared Lee
Book of the Year: 5th - 6th Grade
Dork Diaries 4: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess by Rachel Renée Russell [WINNER]
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker, illustrated by Tim Probert
Rebel McKenzie by Candice Ransom
Stickman Odyssey, Book 2: The Wrath of Zozimos by Christopher Ford
Book of the Year: Teens
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green [WINNER]
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Rapture by Lauren Kate
Again, here is the link to vote for your favorite.
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