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Children's Book Week Coming Up In May

Large_08poster Children's Book Week takes place May 12-18. In celebration, the Children's Book Council, a trade organization of publishers—and the sponsor of said week—is collecting votes for the first annual Children's Choice Book Awards. A pre-selected roster of bestselling authors & illustrators and new-ish books is on the ballot, and kids can vote online themselves or with the help of a grownup. Contending for Favorite Author are the following:

  • Jeff Kinney

J.K. Rowling

Rick Riordan

Anthony Horowitz

Erin Hunter

Details on voting can be found here.

The poster is by Mary GrandPré. (She's the Harry Potter illustrator, for those who don't recognize the name.) You can order a free poster and an activity guide from the Children's Book Council; instructions are here.

Children's Book Week is a promotional event, meant to encourage the buying of, yes, children's books.


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Well, thanks! That's cool.

Oh, neat! I hadn't seen the poster, though I did get the press release. I like Mary GrandPre.

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