Happy Children’s Book Week! In honor of the occasion, the Children’s Book Council announced the winners of the Children’s Choice Book Awards after 220,000 online ballots from kids (and, er, some adults) across the country were counted.
And winners are:
Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! written and illustrated by Mo Willems
Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year
Spooky Cemeteries, by Dinah Williams
Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year
Thirteen, by Lauren Myracle
Teen Choice Book of the Year
Breaking Dawn, by Stephenie Meyer
Author of the Year
Stephenie Meyer, for Breaking Dawn
Illustrator of the Year
Jon J Muth, for Zen Ties
And since we’re celebrating all things children’s books this week, stay tuned for more awards announcements through the rest of the week.