The Kids are Alright

2009-cbw-posterHappy Children’s Book Week! In honor of the occasion, the Children’s Book Council announced the winners of the Children’s Choice Book Awards after 220,000 online ballots from kids (and, er, some adults) across the country were counted.

And winners are:

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! written and illustrated by Mo Willems

Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year

Spooky Cemeteries, by Dinah Williams
 
Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year

Thirteen, by Lauren Myracle
 
Teen Choice Book of the Year

Breaking Dawn, by Stephenie Meyer
 
Author of the Year

Stephenie Meyer, for Breaking Dawn
 
Illustrator of the Year

Jon J Muth, for Zen Ties

And since we’re celebrating all things children’s books this week, stay tuned for more awards announcements through the rest of the week.

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