Children’s Book Awards 2012 Winners!

May 13th, 2012 by

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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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.

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Children’s Choice Book Awards – WINNERS!

May 6th, 2011 by

Monday is not usually anyone’s favorite day of the week. But this past Monday was EPIC. At least for Karen and Nancy. Why?

Well, on Monday evening, we both raced out of our respective offices in a big hurry — but not before posting this online status: On the way to Children’s Choice Book Awards! So excited!!!!! And another ! for good measure! That’s right, we were invited to attend the Children’s Choice Book Awards Gala!

If you recall from Nancy’s post about the nominees, the Children’s Choice Book Awards ask YOU to vote on your favorite books, authors, and illustrators. What Nancy didn’t tell you was that the winners are announced at a fantastic party, attended by all manner of amazing authors! But we promise, we weren’t intentionally withholding information. We just didn’t know about the gala until a few days before. And then you can bet your sweet potatoes that we got ourselves on the guest list pronto!

Who else was on the guest list? Glad you asked! We got autographs and pictures with a few of the esteemed authors in attendance (Nancy was so excited to stand next to them, we had to Photoshop in a more accurate representation of her joy).

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R.L. Stine's autograph for Kidsmomo

Master of horror R.L. Stine
Author of the Goosebumps series, the Mostly Ghostly books, and many other stories that scare our socks off

Rick Riordan's autograph for Kidsmomo

All-powerful Rick Riordan
Author of the Percy Jackson books, the Camp Half-Blood series, and the Kane Chronicles

Raina Telgemeier's autograph for Kidsmomo

Artist extraordinaire Raina Telgemeier
Author of Smile and illustrative force behind the Baby-sitter’s Club graphic novels

Jarrett J. Krosocka's autograph for Kidsmoom

Life of the party Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Author/illustrator of the Lunch Lady graphic novels (AND the host for the awards gala!)

Also, a big-name celebrity author made an appearance… You may have heard of Snooki, from MTV’s ridonkulous TV show Jersey Shore. But did you know she’s written a novel?
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