2014 Children’s Choice Book Awards: Books Kids Like

May 23, 2014

childrensbookweek“Launched in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child A Reader, The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards program was created to provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them and to help develop a reading list that will motivate children to read more and cultivate a love of reading.”

“The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children and teens. Last year, over 1,000,000 votes were cast by young readers!”
(bookweekonline.com)


Book of the Year, kindergarten through second grade

Winner:
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Finalists:

Alphabet Trucks by Samantha R. Vamos, illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke

Chamelia and the New Kid in Class by Ethan Long

Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Joy Ang

Bear and Bee by Sergio Ruzzier

Book of the Year, third through fourth grade

Winner:
Bugs in My Hair! by David Shannon

Finalists:

Bean Dog and Nugget: The Ball by Charise Mericle Harper

Cougar: A Cat With Many Names by Stephen Person

The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh

Book of the Year, fifth through sixth grade

Winner:
National Geographic Kids Myths Busted! by Emily Krieger, illustrated by Tom Nick Cocotos

Finalists:

Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli

Prince Puggly of Spud by Robert Paul Weston

Lawless: Book 1 by Jeffrey Salane

Battling Boy by Paul Pope



Book of the Year, teens

Winner:
Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Finalists:

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Smoke by Ellen Hopkins

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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