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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Book Lovers News...

The Children's Book Council (CBC) in association with the CBC Foundation, announced last night the winners of the first annual Children's Choice Book Awards at a gala in New York City, hosted by Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Children across the country voted for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, school libraries, and at Close to 55,000 votes were received.

The Children's Choice Book Award winners are as follows:

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year
Frankie Stein written by Lola M. Schaefer, illustrated by Kevan Atteberry
(Marshall Cavendish Corporation)

Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year
Big Cats by Elaine Landau (Enslow Publishers)

Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year
Encyclopedia Horrifica by Joshua Gee (Scholastic)

Illustrator of the Year Award
Ian Falconer, Olivia Helps with Christmas (Simon & Schuster)

Author of the Year Award
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Scholastic)

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