Newark Library Blog


Children’s Choice Award Winners by Tracy Dodge
Thursday, May 17, 2012, 6:20 pm
Filed under: books, children, Libraries, teen

K-2nd Grade Book: Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack
“When life on the Tucker farm is disrupted by the arrival of a peacock, whose shrieking and strutting bring many welcome visitors, the hens complain that they are doing all of the work until the hound suggests a trade”

3rd-4th Grade Book: Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel  
“Bad Kitty is not pleased when a baby joins her family. Includes fun facts and tips for training a cat to perform tricks”

5th-6th Grade Book: Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
“As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer–a fiery young lady. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon’s birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage”

Teen Book: Clockwork Prince: The Infernal Devices, Book Two by Cassandra Clare
“As the Council attempts to strip Charlotte of her power, sixteen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray works with the London Shadowhunters to find the Magister and destroy his clockwork army, learning the secret of her own identity while investigating his past”

Author: Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 6: Cabin Fever
“Greg Heffley is suspected of damaging school property but he is stuck in a cabin with his family because of a blizzard and will have to face punishment when he gets out”

Illustrator: Brian Selznick for Wonderstruck
“Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben’s story is told in words; Rose’s in pictures”

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