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Children’s Book Week has announced their finalists for 2013.  These finalists will be voted on by children and teens in the 2013 Children’s Choice Book Awards.  You can head to the voting page to take part with teachers, librarians and booksellers able to participate as well.

Here are the finalists:

KINDERGARTEN TO SECOND GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Big Mean Mike The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? I'll Save You Bobo!

Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Scott Magoon

The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems

I’ll Save You Bobo! by Eileen Rosenthal, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Nighttime Ninja

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons created and illustrated by James Dean, story by Eric Litwin

Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta, illustrated by Ed Young

 

THIRD GRADE TO FOURTH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Bad Kitty for President Get the Scoop on Animal Poop Homer

Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel

Get the Scoop on Animal Poop by Dawn Cusick

Homer by Shelley Rotner, illustrated by Diane deGroat

National Geographic Kids Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes, Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Ridiculous Riddles Pluto Visits Earth!

Just Joking by National Geographic Kids

Pluto Visits Earth! by Steve Metzger, illustrated by Jared Lee

 

FIFTH GRADE TO SIXTH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess (Dork Diaries, #4) Liar & Spy Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School

Dork Diaries 4: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess by Rachel Renee Russell

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker, illustrated by Tim Probert

Rebel McKenzie Stickman Odyssey 2: An Epic Doodle, Book 2

Rebel McKenzie by Candice Ransom

Stickman Odyssey, Book 2: The Wrath of Zozimos by Christopher Ford

 

TEEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) The Fault in Our Stars

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Insurgent (Divergent, #2) Rapture (Fallen, #4)

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Rapture by Lauren Kate

 

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

The Fault in Our Stars The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #7) Wonder

John Green for The Fault in Our Stars

Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel

R. J. Palacio for Wonder

The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, #3) Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

Rick Riordan for The Mark of Athena

Veronica Roth for Insurgent

 

ILLUSTRATOR OF THE YEAR

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Llama Llama Time to Share Olivia and the Fairy Princesses (Olivia)

James Dean for Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Anna Dewdney for Llama Llama Time to Share

Ian Falconer for Olivia and the Fairy Princesses

Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

Robin Preiss Glasser for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet

Mo Willems for The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?