The 2012 Children's Choice Book Award Winners have been announced! Over 900,000 votes were cast and the winners are....
Kindergarten through Second Grade Book of the Year
Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack, illustrated by Henry Cole (Peachtree)
Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year
Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by by Nick Bruel (Roaring Brook/Macmillan)
Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Teen Book of the Year
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster)
Author of the Year
Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: Cabin Fever
Illustrator of the Year
Brian Selznick for Wonderstruck
Awesomeness. My patrons will be very happy to know that Mr. Kinney won author of the year. I never see the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books on the shelf because they are always checked out. I think next year I will do a better job of promoting voting as well as displaying something about the winners. I feel an idea for a book promotion display coming! Stay tuned to see what develops.
In the meantime, I am just trying to survive inventory and the last few days of school. I hope to be back to blogging on a regular basis very soon. I've missed Bloggy Land!
How are you getting through the last few weeks and days? Any big plans for the summer or big ideas for next year? I'd love to hear about them!