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


  1. Shark vs Train was a particular favorite in my house. And I loved the entire Hunger Games trilogy, and also Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I'd love to hear a man's take on John Green's books.

  2. @Brooke - It's a deal. (I loved the Hunger Games trilogy, fwiw.) I'll get a copy of Will Grayson, WIll Grayson and see if I can work up a good "man's POV" (although as far as men go, YMMV). Sorry, feeling a bit acronym-crazed tonight.

    I'll take a look at Shark vs Train as well. I don't get a chance to review enough K-2 books.

  3. Riordan is hot right now. While I don't love his style, I can't lay off his plots. Although I'm surprised The Red Pyramid won. The Lost Hero is a better series.

    My daughters love Bad Kitty. I just bought some.