This year’s winners of the annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards were announced at the seventh annual Children’s Book Council gala in New York last night. What I like about these awards are that the children vote for their favorites themselves, so this list is truly a reflection of what our nation’s kids like to read!
“The Children’s Book Council’s vetting process ensures that voting is done by children and teens, or submitted from classroom ballot boxes, they said.”
Here are the top winners in each category (click on thumbnails for more information):
K-2nd grade Book of the Year:
The Day The Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
3rd-4th grade Book of the Year:
Bugs in My Hair!
by David Shannon.
5th-6th grade Book of the Year:
National Geographic Kids Myths Busted!
by Emily Krieger, illustrated by Tom Nick Cocotos.
Teens Book of the Year:
by Veronica Roth.
Illustrator of the Year:
Sofia the First: The Floating Palace.
Author of the Year:
Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans.