The KIDS’ BOOK CHOICE AWARDS (previously the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards) are the only national book awards voted on solely by kids and teens. Launched in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, the awards provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them.
The KIDS’ BOOK CHOICE AWARDS lets young readers 100% choose their 2022 winners.
BEST PICTURE BOOK DREAM TEAM
Andrew Root and Erin Kraan, creators of
Nerdycorn (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
FAVORITE ILLUSTRATED CHARACTER
Misty from Misty the Cloud: A Very Stormy Day, by Dylan Dreyer; illus. Rosie Butcher (Random House Children’s Books)
KINDERGARTEN TO 2ND GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
We All Play: kimêtawânaw, written and illustrated by Julie Flett (Greystone Kids)
FAVORITE WORLD CHANGER
Black Boy Joy, edited by Kwame Mbalia (Random House Children’s Books)
BEST INFO MEETS GRAPHICS
Big Brain Book: How It Works and All Its Quirks, by Leanne Boucher Gill PhD (Magination Press)
3RD TO 5TH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, by Carole Boston Weatherford; illus. by Floyd Cooper (Lerner Publishing)
FAVORITE BOOK COVER
Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales, by Soman Chainani; cover by Julia Iredale (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
BEST NON-PROSE BOOK
This Book is Feminist, by Jamia Wilson; illus. Aurélia Durand (Quarto Children’s Group USA)
6TH TO 8TH GRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown, by Steve Sheinkin (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)
FAVORITE CHARACTER CRUSH
Charlie Spring from
Heartstopper #3, written and illustrated by Alice Oseman (Scholastic)
BEST STELLAR STORYTELLER
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, creator of
The Hawthorne Legacy (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
TEEN BOOK OF THE YEAR
Last Night at the Telegraph Club, by Malinda Lo (Penguin Young Readers Group)
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