Teen Choice Book of the Year

Children’s Book Week is May 2-8, with the Children’s Choice Book Awards being held during the annual launch gala in New York City on May 2nd. Voting is currently under way and extends through April 29. Kids and teens can cast their votes for their favourite books, author and illustrator at bookstores, schools, libraries and online at www.BookWeekOnline.com.

Awards will be given in six categories, of which the Teen Choice Book of the Year and the Author of the Year may be of particular interest to ParanormalBites readers. The finalists in these two categories, as determined by more than 16,000 children and teens, are:


Teen Choice Book of the Year
Burned (House of Night, Book 7) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Fang (A Maximum Ride Novel) by James Patterson
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3) by Suzanne Collins
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, Book 5) by Richelle Mead
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Author of the Year
Cassandra Clare for Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)
Suzanne Collins for Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)
Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Stephenie Meyer for The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Rick Riordan for The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1)


Congratulations to all of the finalists!


Previous winners in these two categories include:


Teen Choice Book of the Year – Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Author of the Year – James Patterson for Max (A Maximum Ride Novel)


Teen Choice Book of the Year – Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Author of the Year – Stephenie Meyer for Breaking Dawn


Author of the Year – JK Rowling for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Children's Choice Book Awards

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March 16th, 2011  at 12:13 pm

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Winners of the 2010 Goodreads Choice Awards

The winners of the 2010 Goodreads Choice Awards have been announced.  Readers voted on their favourite books of the year and according to the site “more than 157,000 votes were cast for 460 nominees and thousands of write-in candidates”.  Congratulations to the winning authors!


Favourite BookMocking Jay, Suzanne Collins
Best FictionRoom, Emma Donoghue
Best Mystery/ThrillerThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson
Best FantasyTowers of Midnight, Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
Best Paranormal FantasyDead in the Family, Charlaine Harris
Best Science FictionFeed, Mira Grant
Best Romance - Lover Mine, JR Ward
Best Historical Fiction - Fall of Giants, Ken Follett
Best Graphic Novel/ComicTwilight, Stephenie Meyer, Young Kim
Best PoetryCome on All You Ghosts, Matthew Zapruder
Best NonfictionThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
Best History/Biography - The Tudors, GJ Meyer
Best Memoir/AutobiographyUnbearable Lightness, Portia de Rossi
Best HumorBite Me, Christopher Moore
Best Young Adult FictionBefore I Fall, Lauren Oliver
Best Young Adult FantasyMocking Jay, Suzanne Collins
Best Middle Grade/Children’s Book - Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney
Best Picture BookIt’s a Book, Lane Smith
Best Debut AuthorThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
Best Goodreads Author - Spirit Bound, Richelle Mead
Favourite Heroine - Katniss, Mocking Jay, Suzanne Collins
Favourite HeroPetta Mellark, Mocking Jay, Suzanne Collins
Best Cover ArtTorment, Lauren Kate


*Titles in Bold indicate books or authors that have been featured or discussed on ParanormalBites or those that may be of particular interest to our readers.  Click on the links to see all of the books nominated in that particular category – a good number of them contain authors/books that have also been discussed or featured here as well.

January 12th, 2011  at 8:56 pm

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