Children’s Choice Book Awards Finalists

March 1, 2009

Jon Scieszka, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will host the Children’s Choice Book Awardsn May 12, as part of Children’s Book Week. Until then, kids will be able to cast their votes for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, schools, libraries and online at

The finalists for the favorite books are:

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year:

The Donut Chef by Bob Staake
Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! by Mo Willems
Sort It Out! by Barbara Mariconda
Those Darn Squirrels by Adam Rubin

Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year:

Babymouse: Puppy Love by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
One Million Things by Peter Chrisp
Spooky Cemeteries by Dinah Williams
Underwear: What We Wear Under There by Ruth Freeman Swain
Willow by Denise Brennan-Nelson and Rosemarie Brennan

Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year:

100 Most Dangerous Things on the Planet by Anna Claybourne
Amulet, Book One: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
The Big Field by Mike Lupica
Swords: An Artist’s Devotion by Ben Boos
Thirteen by Lauren Myracle

Teen Choice Book Award:

Airhead by Meg Cabot
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
Paper Towns by John Green