Sixth Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards Winners Announced
Last night in New York, the Children’s Book Council held it’s annual Children’s Choice Book Awards. The charity gala was the sixth held since the book award’s inception. The announcement is an annual highlight of Children’s Book Week (May 13-19, 2013) as the CCBAs is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by kids and teens. Young readers across the country voted in record numbers for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, school libraries, and atbookweekonline.com, casting more than 1,000,000 votes. Full video footage of the awards ceremony is available for book lovers of all ages at bookweekonline.com/gala.
And here is what you’ve been waiting for – the list of winners!
Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta, illustrated by Ed Young (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
THIRD GRADE TO FOURTH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel (Roaring Brook/Macmillan)
FIFTH GRADE TO SIXTH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
Dork Diaries 4: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess by Rachel Renée Russell (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster)
AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel (Amulet Books/Abrams)
ILLUSTRATOR OF THE YEAR
Robin Preiss Glasser for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
Congratulations to all of the winners! The Fault in Our Stars was against stiff competition including Divergent, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel, Wonder, and The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, Book 3).
Posted on May 14, 2013, in Book News and tagged bad kitty for president, barbara dacosta, books, children's book council, children's book week, children's choice book awards, diary of a wimpy kid, divergent, dork diaries, jeff kinny, john green, literature, nick bruel, nighttime ninja, rachel renee russell, reading, the fault in our stars, The Mark of Athena, wonder. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.