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 www.BookWeekOnline.com..
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?