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Children’s Choice Book Awards

Children's Book Week is celebrated May 2-8 this year. Children's Book Week is a national celebration of books and reading for youth. As part of Children's Book Week, there's a Children's Choice Book Award. The award is given by children and teens of all ages. Readers can vote at their school, library, bookstore or even online at Book Week Online. The deadline for voting is April 29th, so get your votes in soon!

This year's Teen Finalists are:

Burned (House of Night, Book 7) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin/Macmillan)

Fang (A Maximum Ride Novel) by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)

Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, Book 5)by Richelle Mead (Razorbill/Penguin)

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (Dutton/Penguin)

To celebrate Children's Book Week, I have a set of the teen finalists to give away to one lucky reader!

-Contest open to 13+
-Ends April 29th at midnight CT
-US Addresses only (no P.O. Boxes)

To Enter:

Leave a comment telling me which book in the teen finals you would vote for. I'll post the winner of the GreenBeanTeenQueen poll when I announce the winner.

Good luck-and get ready to celebrate Children's Book Week!


  1. Mockingjay has my vote!

    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

  2. Mockingjay also has my vote


  3. Spirit Bound

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  4. Will Grayson, Will Grayson has my vote!

  5. I would definitely vote for Mockingjay!

  6. I loved Will Grayson, Will Grayson, but I would vote for Mockingjay. It was such a huge deal, and the ending to a wonderful series.

  7. What a great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win :) I ultimately voted for Mockingjay, but Will Grayson, Will Grayson was a very, VERY close runner-up!

  8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson. As much as I love the other series I felt Will Grayson, Will Grayson was different and it sent a great message out.

  9. opps..I forgot my info

    Lisa, bell198(at)aol(dot)com

  10. I would definitely pick Mockingjay.

  11. Mockingjay, most definitely!
    candicerjames (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. Will Grayson, Will Grayson of course!

    mollieopoly at yahoo dot com

  13. I haven't read all of them, so I'm not going to vote. I'm not sure I loved Mockingjay enough to vote for it and it's the only one I read on the list. I'll be reading Burned next.

  14. Mockingjay, but that is the only one I have read...yet!

  15. I vote for Mockingjay
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

  16. I vote Mockingjay!!


  17. I also voted Mockingjay!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com


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