Celebrate Children's Book Week: May 2-8

This week is national Children's Book Week - a time to celebrate all the marvelous books for children you can find at your library! More than 500,000 people voted for their favorite children's book, author and illustrator.

The 2011 Children's Choice Book Award winners are:Author: Rick Riordan for The Lost Hero
Illustrator: David Wiesner for Art and Max
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade Book of the Year: Little Pink Pup
Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year: Lunch Lady and the Summer Camp Shakedown
Fifth to Sixth Grade Book of the Year: The Red Pyramid
Teen Choice Book of the Year: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

My son and I are big fans of Rick Riordan's exciting stories. We thoroughly enjoyed The Lightning Thief, the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Currently, we're caught up in the compelling mystery/adventure story: The Maze of Bones, also by Rick Riordan and the first book in the 39 Clues series, recommended for children in grades 4-7.

Do you have a favorite children's book author and illustrator? What children's book are you reading right now? If you need a bookmark to remember where you paused in your reading, stop in to the library and print the most recent Children's Book Week bookmark!

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