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The Children’s Book Council has announced the winners for this year’s Children’s Choice and Teen Choice Book Awards, the only national book awards program where the winners are selected by children (though, unfortunately, we do know that large numbers of grown-ups voted in the author of the year category) and teens. Please visit the Children’s Book Week Gala site where you may watch the whole show.  If you don’t wish to do that, read on!

This year’s fwinners are:

Illustrator of the Year

  • Grace Lee, Sofia the First: The Floating Palace (Disney Press)*

Author of the Year

  • Rush Limbaugh, Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans (Threshold/S&S)*

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year

  • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Philomel)*

Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year

  • Bugs in My Hair! by David Shannon (Blue Sky/Scholastic)*

Fifth to Sixth Grade Book of the Year

  • National Geographic Kids Myths Busted! by Emily Krieger, illustrated by Tom Nick Cocotos (National Geographic Children’s Books)

*The library has these books in its collection.

updated 6/2/2014