Wednesday, May 14, 2008

National Children's Choice Book Awards Announced

Back in March, I posted on BlogJoy about the First Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards. The Children’s Choice Book Awards program was created to provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them and to help develop a reading list that will motivate children to read. There were 25 finalists in 5 categories from which children could vote.

Well, the votes are in and the winners have been announced! The Children’s Choice Book Award winners are as follows:

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year
Frankie Stein written by Lola M. Schaefer, illustrated by Kevan Atteberry (Marshall Cavendish Corporation)

Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year
Big Cats by Elaine Landau (Enslow Publishers)

Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year
Encyclopedia Horrifica by Joshua Gee (Scholastic)

Illustrator of the Year Award
Ian Falconer, Olivia Helps with Christmas (Simon & Schuster)

Author of the Year Award
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Scholastic)

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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