About the CCBAs
The Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children and teens. Last year, over 1,000,000 votes were cast by young readers!
The 7th Annual Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards
From Tuesday, March 25 to Monday, May 12, 2014, kids & teens will be able to vote at ccbookawards.com (new, interactive site coming soon!) for their favorite author, illustrator, and book of the year. The finalists, also chosen by young readers, will be announced in February.
Launched in 2008 by the Children's Book Council and Every Child A Reader, The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards program was created to provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them and to help develop a reading list that will motivate children to read more and cultivate a love of reading.
Announcement of Winners
Winners will be announced on a live video broadcast during Children's Book Week (May 12-18, 2014) -- the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading -- at a charity gala to benefit Every Child a Reader (ECAR).
Finalist Selection Process
The finalists for Book of the Year in the Kindergarten to Second Grade, Third Grade to Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade categories are the books that received the highest number of votes in the IRA-CBC Children's Choices program.
Children's Choices, a joint project of the International Reading Association (IRA) and the CBC, began in 1974. Teams of IRA-affiliated educators in five geographic regions receive copies of each submitted title to provide to students to read and rate in classrooms across their region. The votes from the five regions (from approximately 12,500 children) are compiled and the five titles with the highest number of votes in each category (K-2, 3-4, 5-6) become the finalists for the Children's Choice Book Awards.
The Teen Book of the Year Award was added in 2009. The Teen finalists are determined with the help of Teenreads.com (part of The Book Report Network). The website compiles a list of all the books they have reviewed over the year and encourages readers to write in their own picks if they aren't listed. Teens vote for their favorite book and the top five vote-getters become the finalists for the Teen Book of the Year. This year, over 7,000 teens determined the finalists.
The Author and Illustrator of the Year finalists are selected by the CBC from a review of bestseller lists with an emphasis on Bookscan. Only authors and illustrators associated with books published in the previous calendar year are considered.