Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Children's Book Awards 2011

I'm very excited to see so many books and authors I recognize. Let me know if there are any particular favorites of yours below, and I'll see if I can get a copy and review them.

Illustrator of the Year

Art & Max
David Wiesner for Art & Max

Author of the Year

The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan for The Lost Hero

2011 Winners and Nominees:

K-Grade 2:
Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby--Winner!
Shark vs. Train by Tom Lichtenheld
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord
Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott

Grades 3-4:
Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett J. Krosoczka--Winner!
Finally by Wendy Mass
Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel
Encyclopedia Mythologica: Gods & Heroes by Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda
Babymouse #12: Burns Rubber by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

Grades 5-6
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan--Winner!
Zebrafish by Peter H. Reynolds and FableVision
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce
It's a Book by Lane Smith
Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Teen Choice:
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan--Winner!
Burned (House of Night, Book 7) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Fang (Maximum Ride) by James Patterson