Children's Choice Book Awards


Children's Book Week is May 12-18.  This year, kids can vote online for the first annual Children's Choice Book Awards.  The nominees (5 in each category: books published in 2007 for grades K-2, 3-4, and 5-6; plus favorite author and illustrator) were selected by kids across the country.  I was a little disconcerted when I saw the nominees for favorite books, none of which I've read.  Am I completely out of touch with children's choices?  I hope not!

[Children's Book Week Official Poster by Mary GrandPre.  I love GrandPre's work: she illustrated the lovely Lucia and the Light (reviewed here) and some books about a wizard you may have heard of.  Posters are available from the CBC; see here for how to get one.]