May 13th, 2012 by Nancy
Finally! We solve the biggest mystery of 2012 (thus far): how to pronounce “Jarrett J. Krosocscka,” author of the Lunch Lady series and host of this year’s Children’s Choice Book Awards!
Check out this unbelievable, action-packed, hilarious introduction to the awards gala, starring our hero/host Jarrett J. Krosocska, last year’s host Jon Sciezka as the villain, and other awesome kids’ book authors:
Karen posted the finalists in each category last month, and now here are the winners!
Grades 3-4 Book of the Year was presented by Mary Pope Osborne, the author of the Magic Tree House series. And the winner was…
Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel!
Grades 5-6 Book of the Year was presented by Andrew Clements, author of Frindle, The School Story, Lunch Money, and many more! And the winner was…
Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt!
And for the big kahuna: Author of the Year! Last year, Rick Riordan won this title, so the winner certainly has super-duper awesome big shoes with light-up lights to fill. And the winner was…
5-time nominee Jeff Kinney, author of the Wimpy Kid series!
For more, you can watch the whole awards ceremony. Or, watch the ceremony and then read all the 2012 winners and finalists. Or, eat a banana and then read all of the 2012 winners and finalists. I think you and I both know what I’m getting at.
Nancy has read all of the winners except one, but she won’t reveal which one. Hint: it’s not Author of the Year Jeff Kinney.