Zoobean

zoobean

An intriguing new site about children’s book has opened in beta.  Zoobean is a website that seeks to offer “Remarkable books for kids.  Handpicked by parents.”  The site is very attractive, inviting you to explore deeper and deeper.  It has filters that let you easily narrow down the books you are looking for by format, recommended age, genre, language, topics and character backgrounds.  There is also a straight keyword search as well. 

What Zoobean conveys best of all is an appreciation of books and the joy of connecting a child with the right book.  They have a “most loved” section and people who become members can also mark favorite books as their most loved items. 

Children’s Choice Book Awards Winners

The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader have announced the winners of the 2013 Children’s Choice Book Awards.  The winners are selected by kids and teens with over 1 million votes cast this year. 

The winners are:

KINDERGARTEN TO SECOND GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Nighttime Ninja

Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta, illustrated by Ed Young

 

THIRD GRADE TO FOURTH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Bad Kitty for President

Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel

 

FIFTH GRADE TO SIXTH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess (Dork Diaries, #4)

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

 

TEEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

 

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #7)

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

 

ILLUSTRATOR OF THE YEAR

Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet

Robin Preiss Glasser for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet