May 14, 2009

This Just In: Children’s Choice Book Award Winners

Posted by at 12:01 pm in News, Reads | Permalink

Bookweekwin_130 Last week, Carly M. wrote about Children's Book Week. And now it's here! If you clicked over to the CBW site and voted for your favorite books, authors, and illustrators, now's the time to see if your picks won. The votes were tallied and the winners announced yesterday.

(Drumroll please.)

And the winners are . . .

K to 2nd Grade Book of the Year

Thepigeonwantsapuppy
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!
written and illustrated by Mo Willems

3rd to 4th Grade Book of the Year

Spookycemetaries
Spooky Cemeteries by Dinah Williams

5th to 6th Grade Book of the Year

Thirteen
Thirteen by Lauren Myracle

Teen Choice Book of the Year (for ages 12 and up)

Breakingdawn
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

Author of the Year

Breakingdawn
Stephanie Meyer for Breaking Dawn

Illustrator of the Year

Zenties
Jon J. Muth for Zen Ties

The winners found out they won at an awesome event from master of ceremonies (and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature) Jon Scieszka. No word as to whether their drumrolls were real, but I do have one photo for you of Jon and Jon at the event:

Jon & Jon
Jon Scieszka and Jon J. Muth, winner of Illustrator of the Year

If you, like me, are not celebrating by attending parties and winning awards, you can still read to celebrate Children's Book Week. Maybe you want to give one of these winners a try!

And if you have a different favorite book you want to recommend, let us know about it in the comments. I know I'm always looking for new good books to read!

— Carly H., STACKS Staffer

  1. teamJACOB

    i agree with Hope111. i read twilight and half of new moon and the books are the BEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hope111

    Stephanie Meyer winning it is no big surprise. I mean, everybody knows her books are awesome!

  3. Lissa

    The Kindergarten thru 2nd winner is a book that I loved when I was in the 3rd grade.

  4. twilighter1998

    I looooove the twilight series and was sooo syked when Stephenie Meyer won the Best Author of the Year for Breaking Dawn and the Teen Choice Book of the year!!!! Go Twilight!

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