Kids Can Vote for Children’s Choice Book Awards

By Maryann Yin Comment

The 2013 finalists for the Children’s Choice Book Awards have been revealed. Kids can vote from March 19th to May 9th.

The winners will be announced live at the Children’s Choice Book Awards gala on May 13th. Nominees have been divided into four groups classified by different school grades.

In the Author of the Year category, middle-grade fiction writers and young-adult novelists dominate. The nominees include The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, The Heroes of Olympus 3: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan, and Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

In 2011, Riordan took home the top prize in both the “Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year” and the “Author of the Year” categories. Last year, Kinney succeeded Riordan as the winner in the “Author of the Year” category.

The image embedded above showcases this year’s official Children’s Book Week poster designed by Wonderstruck author Brian Selznick.

With this art piece, Selznick pays tribute to two legendary children’s book authors: Remy Charlip and Maurice Sendak. Follow this link to see the official bookmark created by Newbery Honor winner Grace Lin.

Editor’s Note: This GalleyCat writer is currently employed at the Children’s Book Council, a co-sponsor of the awards.