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.
And the winners are . . .
K to 2nd Grade Book of the Year
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! written and illustrated by Mo Willems
3rd to 4th Grade Book of the Year
Spooky Cemeteries by Dinah Williams
5th to 6th Grade Book of the Year
Thirteen by Lauren Myracle
Teen Choice Book of the Year (for ages 12 and up)
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
Author of the Year
Stephanie Meyer for Breaking Dawn
Illustrator of the Year
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 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