The CBC created the awards program to allow young readers to voice their opinions about the books being written for them and to help develop a reading list that will motivate children to read more and cultivate a love of reading. The favorite book finalists for this year were determined by close to 15,000 children and teens from across the country. They voted for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, school libraries, and at The Children’s Book Council.
Back-to-school is a season in itself and is currently in full-swing. Like me, you probably had an inbox full to the brim with back-to-school newsletters and shopping discounts. I have decided to share with you some of the great books that I picked out from my favorite e-mails, followed by a few additions made by yours truly.