Creator Videos: 2020 Book Awards Finalists

Every Child a Reader is partnering with KidLit TV, an award winning producer of resources for parents, teachers and librarians, for a second time on a new series of videos featuring book creators! These 22 videos highlight the 2020 finalists of the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards. Videos invite kids and teens to discover and more fully engage with these amazing finalists titles so they can vote at everychildareader.net/vote.

The series contains a variety of content including read-alouds, guided drawing activities, a science experiment, and more fascinating insights into the imaginations of these outstanding authors and illustrators.

Check back every Monday morning in October for a new category of finalist videos and don’t forget to cast your vote!

3rd-4th Category Videos


Hari & Deepti THE SEEKERS


Stefan Gates SCIENCE YOU CAN EAT

Josh Lieb CHAPTER TWO IS MISSING


Kim Smith THE KARATE KID

5th-6th Category Videos


Bones Leopard PANDORA’S LEGACY


Raina Telgemeier GUTS

Kath Shackleton & Zane Whittingham SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST


Mai Nguyen PILU OF THE WOODS


Steve Jenkins EARTH

Teen Category Videos


Tony Johnston & Maria Elena Fontanot De Rhoads BEAST RIDER


Reneé Watson and Ellen Hagan WATCH US RISE


Ben Phillippe FIELD GUIDE TO THE NORTH AMERICAN


David Yoon FRANKLY IN LOVE


Tillie Walden ARE YOU LISTENING?


Jen Calonita MIRROR MIRROR

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Release dates are: 10/5 for Teen Choice, 10/12 for 5th-6th Grade, 10/19 for 3rd-4th Grade, and 10/26 for K-2nd Grade.

Explore all of the amazing video content created by KidLit TV on their site!

More Resources and FAQs

What are the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards and how can young readers vote?

Tools to share finalists, voting, and more. 2020 tools to come in the summer/fall.

Resources for voting on the 2020 finalists. Voting is open!

Creator Videos from the 2020 Book Awards Finalists -- Check back every Monday for more!

See all the winners and finalists, from 2008 to today.

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