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I think it's interesting to compare the Children's Choice Awards, which are popularity-based, selected by kids, with the Cybils, in which kids can nominate titles, but the shortlists and winners are selected by bloggers. You certainly see more series titles in the Children's Choice Awards, and fewer little-known gems. But there are some great titles here. Press release via Goodman Media:

Children's Book Council Announces Finalists for Children's Choice Book Awards: Let the Voting Begin!

NEW YORK, NY, March 14, 2011 – The Children’s Book Council (CBC) in association with Every Child A Reader, the CBC Foundation, hosts the fourth annual Children’s Choice Book Awards Program with the announcement of 30 finalists in six categories, including Author and Illustrator of the Year. The Children's Choice Book Awards is the only national children's book awards program where winning titles are selected by young readers of all ages. Children and teens are now able to cast their vote for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, school libraries, and at www.BookWeekOnline.com until April 29, 2011.

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year:

Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year:

Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year:


Teen Choice Book of the Year:

Author of the Year:

  • 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)

Illustrator of the Year:

  • 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)