Children’s Choice Book Awards announced

Kids voted James Patterson author of the year, and Peter Brown illustrator of the year, for the third annual Children’s Choice Book Awards. I really like both of those authors/illustrators, so that’s lovely to see. There are some other fantastic authors, too, including Suzanne Collins for the teen book award choice.

Over 115,000 children across the US voted for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, school libraries, and at

The Children’s Choice Book Award winners are:

Author of the Year

James Patterson for MAX: A Maximum Ride Novel (Little, Brown)

Illustrator of the Year

Peter Brown for The Curious Garden (Little, Brown)

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year

Lulu the Big Little Chick by Paulette Bogan (Bloomsbury USA)

Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Knopf/Random House)

Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renée Russell (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster)

Teen Choice Book of the Year

Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)

I can see I’m going to have to check out the few books I didn’t know, since I love all the others.

How about you? Will you be checking any of these books out?

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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  2. Fern says:

    Looking for a great middle grade read? Check out Scumble – the companion novel to Ingrid Law’s award-winning book Savvy – coming this August!

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