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
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.