Monday, May 13, 2013

Great Books for Kids, Tweens, Teens...

Children's Book Week 2013
Children's Book Week, 2013 edition, begins today. This evening, in a gala celebration held in New York City, 2013's Children's Choice Book Awards will be delivered to "Book of the Year" authors. The great thing about the Children's Choice Book Awards is it is the only national book awards program where winning titles are selected by young readers of all ages.

And the nominees are...

Kindergarten to Grade 2 Book of the Year
Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Scott Magoon
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems
I’ll Save You Bobo! by Eileen Rosenthal, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, created and illustrated by James Dean, story by Eric Litwin
Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta, illustrated by Ed Young

Third to Fourth Grade Book Book of the Year
Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel
Get the Scoop on Animal Poop! by Dawn Cusick
Just Joking by National Geographic Kids
Pluto Visits Earth! by Steve Metzger, illustrated by Jared Lee

Fifth and Sixth Grade Book of the Year
Dork Diaries 4: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess by Rachel Renée Russell
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker, illustrated by Tim Probert
Rebel McKenzie by Candice Ransom
Stickman Odyssey, Book 2: The Wrath of Zozimos by Christopher Ford

Teen Book of the Year
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1) by Marissa Meyer
City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Rapture: A Fallen Novel by Lauren Kate

Author of the Year
John Green for The Fault in Our Stars
Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel
R. J. Palacio for Wonder
Rick Riordan for The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, Book 3)
Veronica Roth for Insurgent

Illustrator of the Year
James Dean for Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Anna Dewdney for Llama Llama Time to Share
Ian Falconer for Olivia and the Fairy Princesses
Robin Preiss Glasser for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet
Mo Willems for The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?