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2015 Children’s Choice Book Awards

2015 Children’s Choice Book Awards

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The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by kids and teens! Last year, over 1,200,000 votes were cast by young readers!

This year, voting will be open at ccbookawards.com from Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Winners will be announced during the 96th annual Children’s Book Week (May 4-10, 2015), the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Meet this year’s CCBA finalists here!


KINDERGARTEN TO SECOND GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Duck, Duck, Moose! Duck, Duck, Moose! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones
Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! by Jeff Cohen, illustrated by Ellana Allen
Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance by Birgitta Sif
How to Babysit a Grandma How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Lee Wildish
A Pet for Fly Guy A Pet for Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold


THIRD TO FOURTH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Claude at the Beach Claude at the Beach by Alex T. Smith
The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza by James Kochalka
Happy Birthday, Babymouse Happy Birthday, Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm, illustrated by Matt Holm
Kali’s Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue Kali’s Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue by Jennifer Keats Curtis, illustrated by John Gomes
Sisters Sisters by Raina Telgemeier


FIFTH TO SIXTH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Ice Dogs Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson
Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan, illustrated by John Rocco
Temple Run: Race Through Time to Unlock Secrets of Ancient Worlds Temple Run: Race Through Time to Unlock Secrets of Ancient Worlds by Tracey West
The Dumbest Idea Ever! The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl The Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke


TEEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

City of Heavenly Fire City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Cress Cress by Marissa Meyer
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai, co-written by Patricia McCormick
The One The One by Kiera Cass
We Were Liars We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


CHILDREN’S CHOICE DEBUT AUTHOR

El Deafo El Deafo by Cece Bell
A Snicker of Magic A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy
The Last Wild The Last Wild by Piers Torday
The Thickety: A Path Begins The Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White


TEEN CHOICE DEBUT AUTHOR

Half Bad Half Bad by Sally Green
The Truth About Alice The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
The Freedom Summer Murders The Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell
When I Was the Greatest When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton


CHILDREN’S CHOICE ILLUSTRATOR

Sparky Sparky by Jenny Offill, illus. by Chris Appelhans
Have You Seen My Dragon? Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light
Viva Frida Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales with photography by Tim O’Meara
Gaston Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio Illus by Christian Robinson
Hooray for Hat! Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows…

In 1939, Robert May created the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as a holiday promotion for Montgomery Ward. This beloved red-nosed reindeer first aired on NBC on December 6, 1964.

In honor of the 75thth anniversary of Rudolph’s story and 50th anniversary of the original air date, this classic has been re-released in both print and multi-media format. It has also been adapted in early reader and graphic novel format.

Check it out today!

Websites:

Books:

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Reader Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Classic Island of Misfit Toys

DVDs:

DVDRudolph50th DVDRudolphOriginal DVDSant'sMagicalStories DVDChristmasClassics

CDs:

Burl Ives

eBooks:

RudolpheBook

eAudio:

RudolphAudio

Items Recommended by Janet Spaulding and Jessica Lawrence, Selection Services

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Remembering Maya Angelou

Remembering Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou : a biography of an award-winning poet and civil rights activist

 

The legendary Maya Angelou died today, she was 86 years old. Maya was a writer, actress, professor, singer, dancer & activist whose voice and actions were celebrated and admired all over the world.

Dr. Maya Angelou Speaks is a series hosted by Scholastic which features video clips of the celebrated poet answering important personal and cultural questions – including her poetic inspirations, the importance of commitment to community, and more. Two of the clips are especially moving today::

“Life is a constant lesson and so I’ve passed some and I’ve flunked some and so people will read, and see, and they will use what is useful for them.” We will. And we thank you Maya.

This one is Maya’s message to you:

A wise woman.

Websites:

Books for Kids:

Poetry for Young People Maya Angelou My painted house, my friendly chicken, and me
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