Penguin Random House: Winners of the 2021 Kids’ Book Choice Awards

Every Child a Reader, the charitable arm of the Children’s Book Council, announced the winners of its Kids’ Book Choice Awards, formerly known as the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards. Among the prize-winning titles were two published by Penguin Random House imprints, and one published by a Penguin Random House Publisher Services client publisher. Launched in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, this represents the only national book awards competition selected exclusively by young readers.

As part of campaign to attract more readers of all ages, the program was re-launched this year with a new name, logo, and categories. Voting for this year’s finalists took place during Fall Children’s Book Week, November 8–14.

Our winners:

Age 8–12: Best Graphic Novel

WHEN STARS ARE SCATTERED by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed, illustrated by Jamieson and Iman Geddy (Dial Books for Young Readers)

Age 12–18: Favorite True Story

THIS IS YOUR TIME by Ruby Bridges (Delacorte Press)

Age 3–8: Favorite Illustrated Character

The Princess in Black from THE PRINCESS IN BLACK AND THE GIANT PROBLEM by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Candlewick Press, a PRHPS client publisher)

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