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Voting Is Now Open for the 8th Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards!

March 17, 2015

Young readers across the country will determine the winners by voting online at  ccbookawards.com from March 17 through May 3, 2015. Last year, over 1.2 million kids and teens made their voices heard!

Launched in 2008 by Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council, the Children’s Choice Book Awards (CCBA) is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by kids and teens.

Winners will be announced during the 96th annual Children’s Book Week (May 4-10, 2015), the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Meet this year’s CCBA finalists here, and help get out the vote on Facebook and Twitter:

  • Voice your choice! Voting for @CBCBook’s Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards is open through May 3: ccbookawards.com #CCBA15
  • Ready, set, vote! Voting for @CBCBook’s Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards is open through May 3 at ccbookawards.com #CCBA15
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The 2015 Children’s Choice Book Awards finalists are:

KINDERGARTEN TO SECOND GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

  • Duck, Duck, Moose! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones (Disney-Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group)
  • Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! by Jeff Cohen, illustrated by Ellana Allen (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
  • Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance by Birgitta Sif (Candlewick Press)
  • How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Lee Wildish (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House)
  • A Pet for Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold (Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic)

 THIRD TO FOURTH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

  • Claude at the Beach by Alex T. Smith (Peachtree Publishers)
  • The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza by James Kochalka (First Second Books, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)
  • Happy Birthday, Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm, illustrated by Matt Holm (Random House Books for Young Readers)
  • Kali’s Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue by Jennifer Keats Curtis, illustrated by John Gomes (Arbordale Publishing)
  • Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic)

FIFTH TO SIXTH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

  • Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson (HMH Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group)
  • Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan, illustrated by John Rocco (Disney-Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group)
  • Temple Run: Race Through Time to Unlock Secrets of Ancient Worlds by Tracey West (National Geographic Children’s Books)
  • The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley (Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic)
  • The Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke (First Second Books, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)

TEEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

  • City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer (Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)
  • I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai, co-written by Patricia McCormick (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hachette Book Group)
  • The One by Kiera Cass (HarperTeen)
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books)

CHILDREN’S CHOICE DEBUT AUTHOR

  • Cece BellEl Deafo (Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams)
  • Natalie Lloyd, A Snicker of Magic (Scholastic Press)
  • Katherine Roy, Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands (David Macaulay Studio/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)
  • Piers Torday, The Last Wild (Viking Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group)
  • J.A. White, The Thickety: A Path Begins (Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books)

TEEN CHOICE DEBUT AUTHOR

  • Sally Green, Half Bad (Viking Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group)
  • Jennifer Mathieu, The Truth About Alice (Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)
  • Don Mitchell, The Freedom Summer Murders (Scholastic Press)
  • Jason Reynolds, When I Was the Greatest (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster)
  • Leslye Walton,The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender (Candlewick Press)

CHILDREN’S CHOICE ILLUSTRATOR

  • Chris Appelhans, Sparky by Jenny Offill (Schwartz & Wade, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books)
  • Steve Light, Have You Seen My Dragon? (Candlewick Press)
  • Yuyi Morales, with photography by Tim O’Meara, Viva Frida (Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)
  • Christian Robinson, Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
  • Brian Won, Hooray for Hat! (HMH Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group)


About the Children’s Choice Book Awards (CCBA) 


The CCBA program was created in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader to provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them, and to help develop a reading list that will motivate children to read more and cultivate a love of reading. More at ccbookawards.com/about.php.

About Children’s Book Week (CBW) 

Established in 1919, CBW is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Each year, official events – which give kids the opportunity to connect with their favorite authors and illustrators in person – are held from coast to coast. In 2015, official events will be held in all 50 states. Learn more at bookweekonline.com.

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