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April 15, 2014

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Kinney, Glasser Win Children’s Choice Book Awards

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Jeff Kinney

“Wimpy Kid” author/illustrator Jeff Kinney and “Fancy Nancy” illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser scored the top prizes last night at the sixth annual Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards (CCBAs) gala, a charity event organized by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader. The honorees were selected by young readers across the country, who cast ballots at bookstores, school libraries, and on bookweekonline.com for their favorite books, author, and illustrator.

The gala heralds the official start of the yearly Children’s Book Week celebration. The CCBAs is the only national book awards program in which the winning titles are chosen by kids and teens.

More than 1,000,000 votes were tallied, and the winners are:

KINDERGARTEN TO SECOND GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta, illus. by Ed Young (Little, Brown)

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 (S & S/Aladdin)

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Robin Preiss Glasser

TEEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Dutton)

** SLJ Best Book 2012

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel (Abrams/Amulet)

ILLUSTRATOR OF THE YEAR

Robin Preiss Glasser for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet (HarperCollins)

Shelley Diaz About Shelley Diaz

Shelley M. Diaz (sdiaz@mediasourceinc.com) is Senior Editor of School Library Journal's Reviews. She recently received her MLIS in Public Librarianship with a Certificate in Children’s & YA Services from Queens College, and can be found on Twitter @sdiaz101.

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