Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Children's Choice Book Awards: Winners Announced

The winners of the 4th annual Children's Book Choice Awards were just announced.

As part of Children's Book Week, over 500,000 children across the country voted for their favorite book, author, and illustrator.

In what should be no surprise to parents of middle grade through middle school readers, Rick Riordan was voted Author of the Year for The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1).

David Wiesner was awarded Illustrator of the Year for his wonderful picture book, Art & Max.

Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby was the winning book of the year for K-2nd graders.

Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett J. Krosoczka won honors as the best book of the year for 3rd-4th graders.

The 5th-6th grade Book of the Year is The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) by Rick Riordan.

For other reading suggestions, here's the complete list of the 2011 Children's Book Choice Award finalists. Remember, these are all kid-approved books!