Where Kids’ Votes Count

Voting is still open for the Children’s Choice Book Awards. I’ve helped my kids vote. Here are the nominees:

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year

Bailey by Harry Bliss (Scholastic)

Dot by Patricia Intriago (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan)

Pirates Don’t Take Baths by John Segal (Philomel/Penguin)

Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack, illustrated by Henry Cole (Peachtree)

Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Scott Campbell (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster)

Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year

Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel (Roaring Brook/Macmillan)

A Funeral in the Bathroom: And Other School Bathroom Poems by Kalli Dakos, illustrated by Mark Beech (Albert Whitman)

The Monstrous Book of Monsters by Libby Hamilton, illustrated by Jonny Duddle and Aleksei Bitskoff (Templar/Candlewick)

Sidekicks by Dan Santat (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic)

Squish #1: Super Amoeba by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Random House)

Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year

Bad Island by Doug TenNapel (GRAPHIX/Scholastic)

How to Survive Anything by Rachel Buchholz, illustrated by Chris Philpot (National Geographic)

Lost & Found by Shaun Tan (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic)

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog by Garth Stein (HarperCollins)

Teen Book of the Year

Clockwork Prince: The Infernal Devices, Book Two by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Little, Brown)

Divergent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins)

Passion: A Fallen Novel by Lauren Kate (Delacorte/Random House)

Perfect by Ellen Hopkins (Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster)

Author of the Year

Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: Cabin Fever (Amulet Books/Abrams)

Christopher Paolini for Inheritance (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House)

James Patterson for Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life (Little, Brown)

Rick Riordan for The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 2) (Disney Hyperion)

Rachel Renée Russell for Dork Diaries 3: Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster)

Illustrator of the Year

Felicia Bond for If You Give a Dog a Donut (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins)

Eric Carle for The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse (Philomel/Penguin)

Anna Dewdney for Llama Llama Home With Mama (Viking/Penguin)

Victoria Kann for Silverlicious (HarperCollins)

Brian Selznick for Wonderstruck (Scholastic)

Help your child (or your school) vote for their favorites at the Children’s Choice Book Awards.