Children's books: March 2008 Archives

Kids get a vote: Pick your favorites

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Young readers are the judges in the Children's Book Council's first annual Children's Choice Book Awards, a program created to help motivate children to read more and to develop their own reading lists. Votes may be cast online at www.bookweekonline.com until May 4. The winners will be announced at a gala during Children's Book Week (May 12-18).

The finalists in the five categories are as follows:

Favorite Book, grades K-2
Dino Dinners by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom
Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping by Eileen Christelow
Frankie Stein by Lola M. Schaefer, illustrated by Kevan Atteberry
Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist, illustrated by Julia Gorton
Tucker Spooky Halloween by Leslie McGuirk

Favorite Book, grades 3-4
Babymouse: Camp Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Big Cats by Elaine Landau
Monday WIth a Mad Genius by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Sal Murdocca
The Richest Poor Kid by Carl Sommer, illustrated by Jorge Martinez
Wolves by Duncan Searl

Favorite Book, grades 5-6

Beowulf: Monster Slayer by Paul D. Storrie, illustrated by Ron Randall
Encyclopedia Horrifica by Joshua Gee
Ghosts by Stephen Krensky
The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley by Amy Lissiat and Colin Thompson
When the Shadbush Blooms by Carla Messinger with Susan Katz, illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden

2007 Author of the Year
Anthony Horowitz, Snakehead (Alex Rider Adventure)
Erin Hunter, Warriors, Powers of Three: The Sight
Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

2007 Illustrator of the Year
Jan Brett, Three Snow Bears
Ian Falconer, Olivia Helps with Christmas
Robin Preiss Glasser, Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy
Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Mo WIllems, Knuffle Bunny too: A Case of Mistaken Identity

Finalists in the Favorite Book categories were chosen by children's votes from a pool of entries submitted by publishers. Author and Illustrator finalists were selected from a review of best seller lists by the Children's Book Council.

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