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Here are the Finalists for the 2017 Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards!

March 2, 2017

The seven finalists in each of the four categories for the 10th Annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards, the only national books awards voted on only by children and teens, are:

K – 2nd Grade BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

DON’T WAKE UP THE TIGER, by Britta Teckentrup (Candlewick/Nosy Crow)

FRANKENCRAYON, by Michael Hall (HarperCollins/Greenwillow)

KING BABY, by Kate Beaton (Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books)

MADELINE FINN AND THE LIBRARY DOG, by Lisa Papp (Peachtree Publishers)

NANOBOTS, by Chris Gall (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

PEEP AND EGG: I’M NOT HATCHING, by Laura Gehl; illus. by Joyce Wan (Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers)

THE THANK YOU BOOK, by Mo Willems (Disney-Hyperion)


3rd – 4th Grade BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER, by Carl Sommer; illus. by Ignacio Noe (Advance Publishing)

DUCK ON A TRACTOR, by David Shannon (Scholastic/Blue Sky)

THE HOLE STORY OF THE DOUGHNUT, by Pat Miller; illus. by Vincent Kirsch (HMH Books for Young Readers)

NOODLEHEAD NIGHTMARES, by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton, and Mitch Weiss; illus. by Tedd Arnold (Holiday House)

ONCE UPON AN ELEPHANT by Linda Stanek; illus. by Shennen Bersani (Arbordale Publishing)

WHOOSH!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream Of Inventions, by Chris Barton; illus. by Don Tate (Charlesbridge)

WOLF CAMP, by Andrea Zuill (Random House/Schwartz & Wade)


5th – 6th Grade BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

BOOKED, by Kwame Alexander (HMH Books for Young Readers)

FUZZY, by Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger (ABRAMS/Amulet)

GARVEY’S CHOICE, by Nikki Grimes (Boyds Mills Press/WordSong)

HILO BOOK 2: Saving the Whole Wide World, by Judd Winick (Random House/Random House Books for Young Readers)

MAKER LAB, by Jack Challoner (DK)

THE MISADVENTURES OF MAX CRUMBLY 1: Locker Hero, by Rachel Renée Russell (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin)

WET CEMENT, by Bob Raczka (Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press)


TEEN BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

A COURT OF MIST AND FURY, by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)

CROOKED KINGDOM, by Leigh Bardugo (Macmillan/Henry Holt Books)

THE CROWN, by Kiera Cass (HarperCollins)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script, by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany (Scholastic)

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR, by Nicola Yoon (Random House)

THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS, by Marieke Nijkamp (Sourcebooks Fire)

A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT, by Sabaa Tahir (Penguin Young Readers)

 

The children’s award finalists were chosen in pre-voting by 36,000 children from different regions of the U.S., with supervision by the International Literacy Association. Teens nominated their favorite books of the year at TeenReads.com, and their top picks are the Teen Choice Book Award finalists.

Voting for the awards will be open online at Every Child a Reader from March 3 – May 7, 2017. Teachers, librarians, and booksellers can also collect group or classroom votes to enter online. Voting will be managed by DOGObooks.com, a leader in the children’s book field.

The winning authors and illustrators will be announced on May 31st at a special ceremony at Book Expo featuring the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang, and newly-designed award stickers will be distributed to bookstores, libraries and schools across America.


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