As an enthusiastic reader of children's literature, I'm always interested in the various awards presented every year, and I hadn't heard about these before now.
The Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards are handed out annually by Every Child a Reader, the charitable arm of the Children's Book Council, and are the only national book awards selected exclusively by young readers.
The awards are divided into four categories, and the seven finalists in each category are chosen by children from different regions of the U.S., with supervision by the International Literacy Association. The voting for the winners was held in classrooms, libraries, bookstores, and online at home, from September 14th to November 15th.
The 2020 awards were given to books published in 2019. Winners and honor books in the four categories are:
• K–Second Grade
Winner: The Good Egg
by Jory John, illus. by Pete Oswald (HarperCollins)
Honor: The Babysitter from Another Planet by Stephen Savage (Holiday House/Porter)
• Third–Fourth Grade
Winner: The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illus. by Kadir Nelson (HMH/Versify)
Honor: Mr. Posey’s New Glasses by Ted Kooser, illus. by Daniel Duncan (Candlewick)
• Fifth–Sixth Grade
Winner: Guts by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic/Graphix)
Honor: Pandora’s Legacy
by Bones Leopard, illus. by Kelly Matthews and Nichole Matthews (BOOM! Studios/KaBOOM!)
• Teen Choice Book Award
Winner: Mirror, Mirror: A Twisted Tale by Jen Calonita (Disney-Hyperion)
Honor: Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan (Bloomsbury)
(Information from Publisher's Weekly)
These all sound like books I'd like to read...even though I'm several generations past high school age!