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Voting for the 7th Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards Opens March 25, 2014!

The only national book awards program where the winners are selected
by children and teens.  
Last year, over 1,000,000 votes were cast by young readers!  

This year’s finalists are:

Illustrator of the Year
Oliver Jeffers, The Day The Crayons Quit (Philomel)
Victoria Kann, Emeraldalicious (HarperCollins)
James Dean, Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus (HarperCollins)
Anna Dewdney, Llama Llama and the Bully Goat (Viking)
Grace Lee, Sofia the First: The Floating Palace (Disney Press)

Author of the Year
Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (Amulet)
Rick Riordan, The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, Book 4) (Disney/Hyperion)
Veronica Roth, Allegiant (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins)
Rush Limbaugh, Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans (Threshold/S&S)
Rachel Renee Russell, Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (Aladdin/S&S)

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Philomel)
Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Joy Ang (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Alphabet Trucks by Samantha R. Vamos, illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke (Charlesbridge)
Bear and Bee by Sergio Ruzzier (Disney/Hyperion)
Chamelia and the New Kid in Class by Ethan Long (Little, Brown)

Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year
Bean Dog and Nugget: The Ball by Charise Mericle Harper (Knopf)
Cougar by Stephen Person (Bearport Publishing)
The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline (Candlewick)
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams)
Bugs in My Hair! by David Shannon (Blue Sky/Scholastic)

Fifth to Sixth Grade Book of the Year
Prince Puggly of Spud by Robert Paul Weston (Razorbill)
Lawless: Book 1 by Jeffrey Salane (Scholastic)
National Geographic Kids Myths Busted! by Emily Krieger, illustrated by Tom Nick Cocotos (National Geographic Children’s Books)
Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli (Knopf)
Battling Boy by Paul Pope (First Second)

Teen Book of the Year
Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins)
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (St. Martin’s Press)
Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices) by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry/S&S)
Smoke by Ellen Hopkins (Margaret K. McElderry/S&S)
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (Putnam)

Learn about the finalist selection process

Group Votes
In addition to encouraging kids & teens to vote on their own, start planning now to host a polling day or to create a ballot box in your school, library, bookstore, or home, so you can tally and enter kids’ votes into the group ballot online. 

Tweet and post on Facebook to help us spread the word: 

  • Start your voting engines! Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards voting will open March 25: bit.ly/1gf3ZPr! @cbcbook #CCBA14
CCBA Winners and Children’s Book Week

Winners will be announced on a live video broadcast during Children’s Book Week (May 12-18, 2014) — the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading — at a charity gala to benefit Every Child a Reader (ECAR).  

 Host a viewing party with your young readers to celebrate their favorite books! 

About Every Child a Reader
Every Child a Reader (ECAR) is a 501(c)(3) literacy non-profit dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children. Our national programs — including Children’s Book Week, the Children’s Choice Book Awards, and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Program — celebrate and educate kids and teens through the power of books and reading.  


Children's Book Council HeaderThe Children’s Book Council — the national, non-profit trade association for children’s book publishers — is a proud sponsor of Every Child a Reader’s programs.

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