Wednesday, March 16, 2011

2011 Colorado Children's Book Awards Announced

Today in the mail, I received the press release announcing the winners of the 2011 Colorado Children's Book Awards. 

The Picture Book Winner is:

You can read my review here.

The runner up picture books is Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

You can see my review here. (When the Chinook Tigers voted for the Colorado Children's Book Award they chose this book as the picture book winner.)

The 2011 Junior (chapter) Book Winner is The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. (Chinook Tigers chose this book as the Junior Book Winner.)

The nominees for 2012 are:

Junior Books
Big Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Pierce
ClockWork Three by Matthew Kirby
Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not So Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russeel
Finally by Wendy Mass
Framed by Gordon Korman
Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings
I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis
NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley
Savvy by Ingrid Law
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Picture Books
Art & Max by David Wiesner
Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown
The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson
City Dog, Country Dog by Mo Willems
Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and Susan roth
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas
Shark vs Train by Chris Barton  

This is an award voted on by students, only – similar to the Colorado Blue Spruce Award, but it’s geared toward elementary students. Students also nominate the books for each year's list. The criteria for a school participating in the vote is that the entire school must have a minimum of three of the books nominated.  The vote takes place in March.

1 comment:

  1. While I think I've heard about this special dog from Iraq, I didn't realize that the book Nubs existed. I'll have to see if our library has it.