Children’s Choice Book Awards

May 3rd is the deadline for children to vote in the 2012 Children’s Choice Book Awards.  There are thirty finalists in six categories.  Last year over half a million children participated, and this year it is expected to reach over 1 million participants.  The winners will be announced as part of Children’s Book Week.  The mix of books is intriguing with many books that you will not see on other award nominee lists.

Children can vote here.

Here are the nominees:

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade


Bailey by Harry Bliss

Dot by Patricia Intriago

Pirates Don’t Take Baths by John Segal

Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack, illustrated by Henry Cole


3rd – 4th Grade


Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel

A Funeral in the Bathroom: And Other School Bathroom Poems by KalliDakos, illustrated by Mark Beech

The Monstrous Book of Monsters by Libby Hamilton, illustrated by Jonny Duddle and Aleksei Bitskoff


Sidekicks by Dan Santat

Squish #1: Super Amoeba by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm


5th – 6th Grade


Bad Island by Doug TenNapel

How to Survive Anything by Rachel Buchholz, illustrated by Chris Philpot

Lost & Found by Shaun Tan


Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog by Garth Stein


Teen Books


Clockwork Prince: The Infernal Devices, Book Two by Cassandra Clare

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Divergent by Veronica Roth


Passion: A Fallen Novel by Lauren Kate

Perfect by Ellen Hopkins


Author of the Year


Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: Cabin Fever

Christopher Paolini for Inheritance

James Patterson for Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life


Rick Riordan for The Son of Neptune

Rachel Renée Russell for Dork Diaries 3: Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star


Illustrator of the Year


Felicia Bond for If You Give a Dog a Donut

Eric Carle for The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

Anna Dewdney for Llama Llama Home With Mama


Victoria Kann for Silverlicious

Brian Selznick for Wonderstruck

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