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A Visit with Mark Teague, and Children's Choice Book Awards

Mark Teague

Two weeks ago the Spencer Library Branch in St. Charles, MO hosted a visit with children’s author and illustrator Mark Teague. He read his book, THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE SOMEWHAT BAD WOLF, and talked about writing and illustrating his book.

Afterwards he autographed copies of his books, adding an original illustration to each one. After his presentation I couldn’t resist buying a copy of the Three Little Pigs book to read to my grandkids. I also took along my copy of HOW DO DINOSAURS GET WELL SOON, which was already signed by the author, Jane Yolen, and he added his autograph and illustration. It was a great evening for kids, parents, authors and anyone who loves children’s picture books.

Click here to see an interview with Mark Teague.

The winners of the sixth annual Children's Choice Book Awards were announced on May 13 at a ceremony in New York City hosted by the Children's Book Council. More than a million children cast their votes for the awards!

Book of the Year awards went to:

Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta, illustrated by Ed Young (K to 2nd grade)

Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel (3rd to 4th grade)

Dork Diaries 4: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess by Rachel Renée Russell (5th to 6th grade)

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (teen)

Jeff Kinney was named author of the year for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel.

Robin Preiss Glasser was named illustrator of the year for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, written by Jane O'Connor.  Read More 
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The Children’s Choice Book Awards program, launched in 2008 by The Children’s Book Council (CBC) in association with Every Child A Reader, was created to provide young readers with an opportunity 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.

On May 3rd the Children’s Book Council announced the following winners of the Children's Choice Book Awards for 2011:

Author of the Year
Rick Riordan for The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1) (Disney-Hyperion)

Illustrator of the Year
David Wiesner for Art & Max (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year
Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby (Putnam/Penguin)

Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year
Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Knopf/Random House)

Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year
The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion)

Teen Choice Book of the Year
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (Dutton/Penguin)
--from Children's Book Council
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