Buckeye Children's and Teen Book Awards
The Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award Council is pleased to inform you of the 2012 BCTBA winners.
Grades K – 2: We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems (Hyperion Books, 2010)
Grades 3 - 5: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick (Scholastic, Inc., 2011)
Grades 6 - 8: Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2) by Rick Riordan (Hyperion Books, 2011)
Teen: Matched by Ally Condie (Dutton Juvenile, 2010)
Each of these books won the highest number of votes out of the five nominees in its category, in an online voting process by young readers all across the state of Ohio. Nominations for the 2012 Buckeye Children’s Book Award were held from January 1, 2012 to March 15, 2012. To be eligible for nomination, a book must have been published in the United States in the previous two years. Voting was held between October 1, 2012 and November 10, 2012.
The Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award program is designed to encourage children in Ohio to read literature critically, to promote teacher and librarian involvement in children's literature programs, and to commend authors of such literature. It was established in 1981 through a collaborative effort of the Ohio Council of the International Reading Association, The Ohio Educational Library Media Association, The Ohio Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts, The Ohio Library Council, and The State Library of Ohio. It is one of the few statewide readers’ choice awards in which students nominate titles as well as vote for the winners.
A copy of each of the winning books with the BCTBA seal will be added to the BCTBA archives, housed at the Kent State University School of Library and Information Sciences Reinberger Children’s Center in Kent, Ohio.
Visit the BCTBA website: www.bcbookaward.info for further information on the voting process and past winners, to find extension ideas, author information, common core connections, and other literary links. If you have any questions you can contact BCTBA Council President, Liz Deskins, firstname.lastname@example.org.« Back to Articles