Children’s Choice Book Awards announced

May 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

Last night, the Children’s Book Council announced the winners of the 2011 Children’s Choice Book Awards.  All of the winners were selected by more than 500,000 children and young adults who voted online and at their school libraries, public libraries and bookstores.   These are the books the children are reading! 🙂

Author of the Year
Rick Riordan for The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1) (Disney-Hyperion)

Illustrator of the Year
David Wiesner for Art & Max (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year
Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby (Putnam/Penguin)

Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year
Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Knopf/Random House)

Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year
The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion)

Congratulations to all the winners–and to the children who voted!  It’s not too late to celebrate Children’s Book Week.  Visit the Children’s Book Council Children’s Book Week website ( and download a bookmark designed by Jeff Kinney or order a poster (as seen here) designed by Peter Brown.  Whatever you do, be sure to celebrate Children’s Book Week with your favorite children and children’s books! 🙂


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