The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader have announced the winners of the sixth annual Children’s Choice Book Awards. The announcement, on May 13 at a charity gala benefitting Every Child a Reader in New York City, is part of Children’s Book Week (May 13 – 19, 2013).
More than a million votes were cast by children and teens across the country at bookstores, libraries, and online to choose the book, author, and illustrator of the year and winning titles in three age ranges.
The 2013 Children’s Choice Book Award winners are:
Book of the Year: The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (Dutton/Penguin)
Author of the Year: Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel (Amulet Books/Abrams)
Illustrator of the Year: Robin Preiss Glasser for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet (HarperCollins Children’s Books).
Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year: Nighttime Ninja, by Barbara DaCosta, illustrated by Ed Young (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year: Bad Kitty for President, by Nick Bruel (Roaring Brook/Macmillan)
- Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year: Dork Diaries 4: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess, by Rachel Renée Russell (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster)
Full video footage of the awards ceremony is available for book lovers of all ages at bookweekonline.com/gala.