2011 Buckeye Children’s Book Award nominees announced

March 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm Leave a comment

The Buckeye Children’s Book Award Council announces the nominees for the 2011 Buckeye Children’s Book Award.  The following titles were chosen in an online nomination process by young readers all across the state of Ohio.

Ohio’s reader’s choice book award is unique among other state book award programs in that the nominated and winning titles are entirely selected by children.  Teachers and librarians who encourage their students to participate in the Buckeye Children’s Book Award reading/nominating/reading/voting process report an enthusiastic response.

Have your child, students or young library patrons participate and vote for their favorite on the BCBA website www.bcbookaward.info.

And the nominees are:

For Grades K-2

  • Buzz Boy and Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold (Cartwheel Books, 2010)
  • Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord, illus. by Derek Anderson (Scholastic, 2010)
  • The Lion and The Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (Little, Brown Books For Young Readers, 2009)
  • Shark VS Train by Chris Barton, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld (Little, Brown Books For Young Readers, 2010)
  • Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein (Candlewick, 2010)

For Grades 3-5

  • Chalk by Bill Thomson (Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books, 2010)
  • 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass (Scholastic, 2009)
  • Forces of Nature by Chana Stiefel and The Weather Channel Kids! (Scholastic, 2010)
  • The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, book 1) by Rick Riordan (Hyperion, 2010)
  • Into The Gauntlet (The 39 Clues, book 10) by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Scholastic, 2010)

For Grades 6-8

  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper (Atheneum, 2010)
  • The White House (I,Q, book 2) by Roland Smith (Sleeping Bear Press, 2010)
  • Max (Maximum Ride, book 5) by James Patterson (Little, Brown and Co., 2009)
  • The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, book 1) by Rick Riordan (Hyperion, 2010)
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse, 2009)

To be eligible for nomination, a book must have been written by an American author and published in either 2009 or 2010.  Voting is open to any student in Ohio, and will begin on September 1, 2011 on the BCBA website:  www.bcbookaward.info.  Voting ends on November 10, 2011, and the winners will be announced on December 1, 2011.


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