May 2-8, 2011, is Children’s Book Week. Each year, during this week, The Children’s Book Council hosts the Children’s Choice Book Awards. These are the best awards because the children are given a voice! I highly recommend checking out the thirty books that have been nominated for the six categories: k-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, Teens, and author of the year. Then, along with your kids or classroom, go and vote for their favorite(s)—you have until April 29. The winners will be announced on May 2 at the Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala.
This year’s Children’s Choice Book Award finalists are as follows:
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.