Children's Choice Book Awards

The Children’s Book Council has announced the finalists for the 2009 Children’s Choice Book Awards.  Winners will be announced during Children’s Book Week in May (May 11-17).

Here are the finalists:

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year:

The Donut Chef by Bob Staake

Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! written and illustrated by Mo Willems

Sort It Out! by Barbara Mariconda, illustrated by Sherry Rogers

Those Darn Squirrels  by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year

Babymouse: Puppy Love by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

One Million Things by Peter Chrisp 

Spooky Cemeteries by Dinah Williams 

Underwear: What We Wear Under There by Ruth Freeman Swain

Willow by Denise Brennan-Nelson and Rosemarie Brennan, illustrated by Cyd Moore 

Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year

100 Most Dangerous Things On the Planet by Anna Claybourne

Amulet, Book One: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

The Big Field by Mike Lupica

Swords: An Artist’s Devotion by Ben Boos

Thirteen by Lauren Myracle

Teen Choice Book Award

Airhead by Meg Cabot

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Paper Towns by John Green


Author of the Year

Jeff Kinney

Stephenie Meyer

Christopher Paolini

James Patterson

Rick Riordan

Illustrator of the Year

Laura Cornell

Robin Preiss Glasser

Mo Willems

David Shannon

John J Muth