Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Celebrate the Upcoming Children's Book Week by Voting for the 2011 Children's Choice Book Awards!

     Another fabulous opportunity to celebrate the best in new children's literature will occur during Children's Book Week. This year, it falls on the week of May 2-8, 2011! It is sponsored by the Children's Book Council. The voting for the Children's Choice Book Awards is now open! It's super easy to vote online through their site.

This year's poster art is created by Peter Brown, author of
Children Make Terrible Pets (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2010)

     The awards are going to be hosted by fabulously talented Jarrett Krosoczka. The voting is divided into three categories: K-2, 3-4, and 5-6. Check out the nominees to find an inspiration for a read aloud, a new mentor text to tie in to a mini-lesson, or a fresh suggestion or two for your classroom library. 

     A very cool feature the CBC set up to present the nominees is through the site A Story Before Bed.  Through here, you can watch Jarrett announce the books and authors through a video while a virtual book turns pages in to show the books of the competitors!  


You can follow Children's Choice Book Awards on Facebook and on Twitter for the most current updates!

Check out Jarrett Krosoczka's awesome website! You can also read a fun entry in my old blog from where Jarrett visited our school and my young authors!

If you would like to order a copy of Children's Book Week poster for 2011, check out this link from the CBC site for where to send a self-addressed stamped envelope. It just cost an envelope and 65 cents in postage for one! :)

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