The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards – It’s that time again!

Started in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child A Reader, Children’s Choice Book Awards is “the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children and teens.” With over 1 million votes in 2013 by young readers, don’t miss out on having your voice heard!

 Here at Young Entertainment Magazine, we’re casting talking about our vote and giving our prediction on the categories that are still up for voting!

TEEN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014 FINALISTS

CBC Book of the Year candidates

  • 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)

OUR HEART SAYS…

While we would throw our vote of Best Teen Book of the Year behind Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park, as of May 7th Allegiant is in the lead with 50% of the votes and The 5th Wave at 29%. It’ll be difficult for any of the other three to close that distances.

BUT WE PREDICT…

Allegiant” by a landslide!


AUTHOR OF THE YEAR 2014 FINALISTS

CBC Author of the Year finalists

  • 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)

OUR HEART SAYS…

Rick Riordan or Veronica Roth seem like the obvious choices for Best Author of the Year for us, what with YA being our focus. But it seems that Rush Limbaugh stands at 56% as of May 7th now while his nearest competition is only boasting 19%!

BUT WE PREDICT…
Despite the controversy over his place as a finalist Rush Limbaugh’s taking this one home!


ILLUSTRATOR OF THE YEAR 2014 FINALISTS

CBC 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)

OUR HEART SAYS…
The adorable “Pinkalicious” was probably in all our elementary school age siblings’ book shelves, and no doubt it’s the same with “Emeraldalicious”. Anything “Sofia the First” also seems like a no-brainer. But, turns out “The Day the Crayons Quit” illustrator Oliver Jeffers is rocking it at 57% as of May 7th, while the Disney Princess is in second far behind with 23%.

BUT WE PREDICT…
Oliver Jeffers leaves the competition in the dust… or crayon shavings as it were.

Want to be there when the winners are announced? From the website:

“Winners will be announced on a live video broadcast during Children’s Book Week (May 12-18, 2014) — the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading — at a charity gala to benefit Every Child a Reader (ECAR). The gala is open to the public, and adult and child tickets are available.”

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