The Children’s Book Council (CBC) in association with Every Child a Reader, Inc. (the CBC Foundation), announced the winners of the third annual Children’s Choice Book Awards at a gala in New York City this week. Children across the country voted for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, school libraries, and at www.BookWeekOnline.com, casting over 115,000 votes.

The Children’s Choice Book Award winners are as follows:

9780316002905_94x145Author of the Year

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

9780316015479_94x145Illustrator of the Year

Peter Brown for The Curious Garden (Little, Brown)

Please click here for a link to my review of this book in 2009 on World Environment Day

9781599903439Kindergarten 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

catalog_cover_100Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Knopf/Random House)

Please click here for a link to my review of this series now being adapted for the big screen

9781416980063_thFifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year

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

9780439023498_smTeen Choice Book of the Year

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

The Children’s Choice Book Awards program, launched in 2008 by The Children’s Book Council (CBC) in association with Every Child a Reader, Inc. (the CBC Foundation), 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 more and cultivate a love of reading.

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