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2013 Buckeye Book Award Winners

The Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award Council is pleased to inform you of the 2013 BCTBA winners.

Grades K – 2: Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds (author) & Peter Brown (illustrator) (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012)

Grades 3-5: Wonder by R. J. Palacio (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012 )

Grades 6-8: Death Cure (Maze Runners series, book 3) by James Dashner (Delacorte Press, 2012)

Teen: Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, Book 3) by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion, 2012)

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.

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 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 for more information: http://www.bcbookaward.info/.

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