The 5th Wave: Rick Yancey
Children's Literacy and Reading News Roundup: Mid-May

2013 Children's Choice Book Award Winners

The 2013 Children's Choice Book Award Winners were announced yesterday by the Children's Book Council and Every Child A Reader at the launch of Children's Book Week. The winners are:

KINDERGARTEN TO SECOND GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

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)


TEEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton/Penguin). My review.



AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel (Amulet Books/Abrams). My review.


ILLUSTRATOR OF THE YEAR

Robin Preiss Glasser for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet (HarperCollins Children’s Books)


From the news release:

"The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader announced the winners of the sixth annual Children’s Choice Book Awards (CCBAs) at a charity gala benefitting Every Child a Reader in New York City last night.  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 at bookweekonline.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."

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