Hey Kids and Teens - let your voice be heard by voting for your favorite books and authors from 2012 in the Children's Choice Book Awards. Children's Book Week is coming up in May, and as part of the celebration, the Children's Book Council gives out awards to popular authors. The Denver Public Library owns all of the titles that have been nominated, so start reading now - voting starts today!

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.

Written by Gwen on March 19, 2013


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