2016 Children’s Choice Book Awards Winners

Children's Choice Book Award logo smallFor the past year, over 36,000 children and teens nationwide have cast votes for the ninth annual Children’s Choice Book Awards. On Friday, May 6th, the winners were announced! The only national book awards program of its kind, the Children’s Choice Awards honor debut authors, outstanding illustrators, and best books by grade range. All winners are linked to Booklist reviews. Visit the website of the Children’s Book Council to learn more about the Awards, the selection process, and Children’s Book Week.


Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year

The Little Shop of Monsters

The Little Shop of Monstersby R. L. Stine


Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year

I'm Trying to Love Spiders

I’m Trying to Love Spiders, by Bethany Barton


Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year

HILO The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

HILO: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth, by Judd Winick


Teen Book of the Year

All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven


Children’s Choice Debut Author


Alex Gino, for George 

Teen Choice Debut Author


Kelly Loy Gilbert, for Conviction

Children’s Choice Illustrator

The Princess and the Pony

Kate Beaton, for The Princess and the Pony



About the Author:

Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Editorial Assistant for Books for Youth. She recently graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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