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Children’s Choice Book Awards: Vote!

Kids Favorite Books as Selected by Kids

The finalists for the 5th Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards, the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children and teens of all ages, are in! And YOU, the reader, determine the best kids books! There are books ranging from picture books, graphic novels, early chapter books to chapter books for ages 4 through 10 or grades Kindergarten through 4th grade. Please vote and have your kids vote too!

Voting opens online March 14 at bookweekonline.com and runs through May 3. 

Winners will be announced live during the Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala on May 7 in NYC. For the first time this year, footage of the entire ceremony, featuring award presentations by kid lit heavyweights Jarrett Krosoczka, Marc Brown, Mary Pope Osborne, S.E. Hinton, and many more,  will be available in its entirety on the CBC site on May 8. Host a Gala viewing party in your school, library, bookstore, or home!

p.s. If you are looking for more books like these, try:

Best Books for Boy Readers, Reluctant or Otherwise: Part 1 (Authors by Last Name A-L)

Best Books for Boy Readers, Reluctant or Otherwise: Part 2 (Authors by Last Name M-Z)

Best Books for Boy Readers, Reluctant or Otherwise: Part 3 (Non-Fiction)

Best Graphic Novels for Readers, Reluctant or Otherwise (ages 3-16)

Author of the Year (for Chapter Books)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever byJeff Kinney


Inheritance (Inheritance Cycle, Book 4) by Christopher Paolini

Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson

The Son of Neptune [The Heroes of Olympus Book 2] by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson chapter book series, Part 2)

Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (Dork Diaries #3) by Rachel Renee Russell

Illustrator of the Year (for Picture Books)

 If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle

Llama Llama Home with Mama by Anna Dewdney

Silverlicious (Pinkalicious) by Victoria Kann

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Kindergarten to 2nd Grade Picture Book of the Year

Bailey bu Harry Bliss

Dot by Patricia Intriago

Pirates Don’t Take Baths by John Segal

Three Hens and a Peacock by Henry Cole

Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio

3rd to 4th Grade Chapter Books and Graphic Novels of the Year

Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel

A Funeral in the Bathroom: and Other School Bathroom Poems by Kalli Dakos

The Monstrous Book of Monsters by Libby Hamilton

Sidekicks by Dan Santat

Squish #1: Super Amoeba by Matthew Holm (graphic novel)

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. I did not know about these awards, but I’ll go vote with my daughter after school. Very cool stuff.
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  2. Ohh! Will have to mention this on the school blog!
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  3. Cindy

    Thanks God this books exist. Without them i would left with stupid cartoons…which strangely kids really like..but i dont blame them – they take everything new as right and legit…
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    • To Cindy,
      I hope you have time to get your kids to vote for their favorite books. My kids loved the idea that their vote counts for a book award! No one asked them before.

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