I spent last night wishing I were at the 5th Annual Children's Choice Book Awards Gala. It would have been the perfect location to film my 1937 Newbery Challenge video. I picture myself roller skating down West 42nd Street. On my right shoulder rests a huge boombox blaring music from the musical Xanadu.
Okay, stop daydreaming. Focus, Mr. Schu. Focus.
Jarrett J. Krosoczka hosted the 5th Annual Children's Choice Book Awards Gala. It is a charity event that benefits Every Child a Reader, "a literacy organization committed to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children." During the celebration, the winners of the 2012 Children's Choice Book Awards were announced.
Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year
Three Hens and a Peacock. By Lester Laminack. Illustrated by Henry Cole.
Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year
Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel
Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year
Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt
Teen Book of the Year
Clockwork Prince: The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Author of the Year
Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid:Cabin Fever
Illustrator of the Year
Brian Selznick for Wonderstruck
One word: EPIC!!!!!!