And the Winners Are…..

Children and teens have picked their favorite books of the year! They had the chance to vote for their favorite books, authors and illustrators online at sponsored by the Children’s Book Council (CBC). These winners were honored at the 96th Annual Children’s Book Week in New York City, NY on May 4, 2015.

Children’s Book Week runs May 4-10, 2015.

To learn more about events going on this week in your area, please check online at

Here are the winners for 2015 Children’s Choice Book Awards:

Kindergarten – Second Grade Book of the Year Award

 ‘Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut Ever!’ by Jeff Cohen, illus. by Elanna Allen published

by HarperCollins Children’s Books

Third Grade – Fourth Grade Book of the Year Award

‘Kali’s Story An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue’ by Jennifer Keats Curtis, illus. by John Gomes

published by Arbordale Publishing

Fifth Grade – Sixth Grade Book of the Year Award

‘The Dumbest Idea Ever!’ by Jimmy Gownley published by Graphix (imprint of Scholastic)

Teen Book of the Year Award

     ‘The One’ by Kiera Cass, published by HarperTeen

Children’s Choice Debut Author

J. A. White for The Thickety: A Path Begins,’  published by Katherine Tegen Books, (imprint of

HarperCollins Children’s Books

Teen Choice Debut Author

Jennifer Mathieu for The Truth About Alice’ published by Roaring Brook Press,

          (imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)
Children’s Choice Illustrator
 Chris Applehans for ‘Sparky!’ by Jenny Offill, published by Schwartz & Wade, (imprint of Random House
            Children’s Books)
So take your kids out and enjoy the spring air with a good book. If you haven’t read the winning books, try any of the thousands other great books from authors the world around.
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