The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader have announced the finalists for this year’s awards in seven categories. The finalists were chosen by kids through the Children’s Choices Program. This is a joint venture sponsored by the International Literacy Association and the Children’s Book Council. Over 36,000 children read newly published children’s and YA books and voted for the one they liked best. YA book nominees were voted for online by more than 4,000 teens.
These are some of the nominees:
—-K-2nd grade-“Duck, Duck, Moose,” “Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER!,” ” A Pet for Fly Guy.”
—-5-6th grade-“Ice Dogs,” “Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods,” “Temple Run,” “The Return of Zita the Spacegirl.”
After the vote has been completed, the winners will be announced during the 96th annual Children’s Book Week, May 4-10.