Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Buckeye Book Awards

The Buckeye Children's and Teen Book Awards are the only awards selected by children and teens! Favorite books can be nominated January through March of each year.  The awards are broken into categories by age group: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and Teen.  The top selected books are narrowed down to five titles for each age group.  The rules for nominating a book are as follows:
  • The book must have been published within the past two years (If you want to nominate a paperback book, check when the hardcover book was published)
  • The book must be published originally in the United States
  • If a book is a part of a series that has previously been nominated, it is not eligible.  You can refer to past winners to verify here.
Voting takes place on-line between September 1 and November 10th.  Click here to vote!  The winners of each category are announced in December.  
Buckeye Children's and Teen Book Award
The Buckeye Children’s Book Award program was established in 1981 through a collaborative effort of the Ohio Council of the International Reading Association, The Ohio Educational Library Media Association, The Ohio Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts, The Ohio Library Council and the State Library of Ohio.

Nominations for the K-2 category: 
This is Note My Hat by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press, 2012)

Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2012)
Mitchell's License by Hallie Durand, illustrated by Tony Fucile (Candlewick press, 2011)
Robot Zombie Frankentstein! by Annette Simon (Candlewick Press,
 by Catherine Thimmesh (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011)

Nominations for 3-5 category:
Wonder by R. J. Palacio (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012)
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012)
Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want To Survive the School Bus by John Grandits, illus. by Michael Allen Austin (Clarion Books, 2011)
Big Nate Goes For Broke by Lincoln Peirce (HarperCollins, 2012)
Lulu Walks the Dogs
by Judith Viorst, illus. by Lane Smith (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012)

Nominations for 6-8 category:
Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead (Wendy Lamb Books, 2012)
Okay For Now
by Gary Schmidt (Clarion Books, 2011)
Beauty and the Beast: The Only One Who Didn’t Run Away (Twice Upon a Time #3)
by Wendy Mass (Scholastic, 2012)
Tales From a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (Dork Diaries, #3)
by Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin, 2011)
The Death Cure (Maze Runner series #3)
by James Dashner (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2011) 

Come tell us about your favorites!