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Children's Choice Book Awards Announced

The winners of the third annual Children's Choice Book Awards, sponsored by the Children's Book Council in association with Every Child a Reader, Inc. (the CBC Foundation), were announced at a gala in New York City on Tuesday, May 11. The winners were chosen by children who voted for their favorite books, author, and illustrator at bookstores, school libraries, and at More than 115,000 votes were cast.

The Children's Choice Book Award winners are:

  • Author of the Year: James Patterson for Max (A Maximum Ride Novel) (Little, Brown)

  • Illustrator of the Year: Peter Brown for The Curious Garden (Little, Brown)

  • Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year: Lulu the Big Little Chick, written and illustrated by Paulette Bogan (Bloomsbury USA)

  • Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year: Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute, written and illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Knopf/Random House)

  • Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year: Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-so-fabulous Life, written and illustrated by Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin/Simon & Schuster)

  • Teen Choice Book of the Year: Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

Quirk Signs Distribution Agreement With Random House

Quirk Books will be distributed by Random House Publisher Services beginning January 1, 2011. The Philadelphia publisher just signed a three-year deal with Random House that includes both print and e-books. Since its founding in 2002, Quirk has been distributed by Chronicle Books.