The 2012 Children’s Choice Book Awards

The nominees for the Children’s

today's new picture books

today's new picture books (Photo credit: your neighborhood librarian)

‘ Choice Book Awards has been announced so start voting!

Author of the Year

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: Cabin Fever (Jeff Kinney)
  • Inheritance (Christopher Paolini)
  • Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life (James Patterson)
  • The Son of Neptune (Rick Riordan)
  • Dork Diaries 3: Tales From A Not So Talented Super Star (Rachel Renee Russell)

Illustrator of the Year

  • If You Give a Dog a Donut (Felicia Bond)
  • The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse (Eric Carle)
  • Llama Llama Home With Mama (Anna Dewdney)
  • Silverlicious (Victoria Kann)
  • Wonderstruck (Brian Selznick)

Kindergarten to 2nd Grade Book of the Year

  • Bailey (Harry Bliss)
  • Dot (Patricia Intriago)
  • Pirates Don’t Take Baths (John Segal)
  • Three Hens and a Peacock (Lester L. Laminack)
  • Zombie in Love (Kelly DiPucchio Atheneum)

3rd to 4th Grade Book Of the Year

  • Bad Kitty Meets the Baby (Nick Bruel)
  • A Funeral in the Bathroom: And Other School Bathroom Poems (Kalli Dakos)
  • The Monstrous Book of Monsters (Libby Hamilton)
  • Sidekicks (Dan Santat)
  • Squish #1: Super Amoeba (Jennifer & Matthew Holm)

5th to 6th Grade Book of the Year

  • Bad Island (Doug TenNapel)
  • How to Survive Anything (Rachel Buchholz)
  • Lost and Found (Shaun Tan)
  • Okay For Now (Gary D. Schmidt)
  • Racing In The Rain (Garth Stein)

Teen Book of the Year

  • Clockwork Prince: The Infernal Devices #2 (Cassandra Clare)
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Laini Taylor)
  • Divergent (Veronica Roth)
  • Passion: A Fallen Novel (Lauren Kate)
  • Perfect (Ellen Hopkins)

Kids can vote now thru May 3rd and the winners will be announced at the Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala May 7th. Good luck.

Peace and luv!


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