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Children's Book Week

Introduce students to the great books featured by Children's Book Weeks of the past! The finalists and winners (in bold) for the 2014 awards are below.


  • Illustrator of the Year
    • Oliver Jeffers, The Day The Crayons Quit (Philomel)
    • Victoria Kann, Emeraldalicious (HarperCollins)
    • James Dean, Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus (HarperCollins)
    • Anna Dewdney, Llama Llama and the Bully Goat (Viking)
    • Grace Lee, Sofia the First: The Floating Palace (Disney Press)

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  • Author of the Year
    • Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (Amulet)
    • Rick Riordan, The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, Book 4) (Disney/Hyperion)
    • Veronica Roth, Allegiant (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins)
    • Rush Limbaugh, Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans (Threshold/S&S)
    • Rachel Renee Russell, Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (Aladdin/S&S)

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  • Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year
    • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Philomel)
    • Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Joy Ang (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
    • Alphabet Trucks by Samantha R. Vamos, illustrated by Ryan O'Rourke (Charlesbridge)
    • Bear and Bee by Sergio Ruzzier (Disney/Hyperion)
    • Chamelia and the New Kid in Class by Ethan Long (Little, Brown)

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  • Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year
    • Bean Dog and Nugget: The Ball by Charise Mericle Harper (Knopf)
    • Cougar by Stephen Person (Bearport Publishing)
    • The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline (Candlewick)
    • Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams)
    • Bugs in My Hair! by David Shannon (Blue Sky/Scholastic)

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  • Fifth to Sixth Grade Book of the Year
    • Prince Puggly of Spud by Robert Paul Weston (Razorbill)
    • Lawless: Book 1 by Jeffrey Salane (Scholastic)
    • National Geographic Kids Myths Busted! by Emily Krieger, illustrated by Tom Nick Cocotos (National Geographic Children's Books)
    • Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli (Knopf)
    • Battling Boy by Paul Pope (First Second)

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  • Teen Book of the Year
    • Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins)
    • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (St. Martin's Press)
    • Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices) by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry/S&S)
    • Smoke by Ellen Hopkins (Margaret K. McElderry/S&S)
    • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (Putnam)

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