2013 KIDDO AWARD WINNERS and HONORS: Authors
This year, more than 16,000 votes were cast. Read on to hear what the authors of these winning books said after hearing the news.
KIDDO AWARD WINNERSFrom RACHEL RENEE RUSSELLAuthor of TALES FROM A NOT-SO-SMART MISS KNOW-IT-ALL (Dork Diaries series)
Winner in the Series Category
"Thank YOU to all of the voters for making Dork Diaries the series winner for the Kiddos Awards! SQUEEE!! You are the reason that Nikki Maxwell and her friends are able to let their inner dorks shine through every day. Keep reading because this June, Nikki's taking on the topic of love…Dork Diaries style"
From MARISSA MEYERAuthor of CINDER
Winner in the Advanced Reads Category
"I am so honored, humbled, and ecstatic that CINDER has been voted one of the 2013 Kiddos Award winners! Cinder's tale has become incredibly dear to me since I started writing it in 2008, and it means so much that readers have fallen in love with my cyborg mechanic as much as I have. Thank you, thank you! – to everyone who voted, to every teacher who put this book in a teenager's hands, to every librarian who chose it as a book club pick, to every reader who recommended it to a friend. I hope you'll continue to enjoy every step of Cinder's journey, as she uncovers the secrets of her past, incites a rebellion, and ultimately joins forces with other beloved fairy tale all-stars: Little Red Riding Hood (SCARLET), Rapunzel (CRESS), and Snow White (WINTER). I'm having so much fun writing about Cinder's adventures – my brightest hope is that you'll have as much fun reading them. Thank you!!"
From JAMES PATTERSONCo-author of I, FUNNY with Chris Grabenstein
Winner in the Pageturner Category
"Thank you for choosing I, Funny as the 2013 Pageturner winner. I, Funny is one of my best, and I thought it wouldn't be fair to all the voters who picked Jamie Grimm if I excluded it."
From ANNIE BARROWS and SOPHIE BLACKALL (as Ivy and Bean)Author and Illustrator of IVY AND BEAN MAKE THE RULES
Winner in the Beginner Reads Category
"Hi, this is Ivy.
And this is Bean.
Thanks for liking the book about our camp, Ivy and Bean Make the Rules.
Well, duh. Who wouldn't like it? It's about us!
Really, it's about how to make your own camp.
No. It's about us!
Maybe now kids all over the world will start making their own camps.
And their own rules. Like us!
There's only one really important rule.
Kids are in charge! No grownups allowed!
KIDDO HONOR BOOKSFrom RICK RIORDANAuthor of THE MARK OF ATHENA (Heroes of Olympus series)
Honoree in the Series Category
"Thank you for choosing The Mark of Athena as a 2013 Kiddo Honor Book! It means so much to me to have an award come directly from my readers—what an honor! The fourth book in the Heroes of Olympus – The House of Hades – comes out this October. You'll get to see the cover later this month, so keep an eye out! I'm also thrilled to announce the first ever Percy Jackson-Carter Kane crossover story, The Son of Sobek, which is available in the back of the paperback of The Serpent's Shadow and will come out this summer as an e-single/audio book. Keep reading!"
From NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDSAuthor of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S QUIZ WIZ
Honoree in the Beginner Reads Category
"Thank you so much for this honor. We couldn't be happier! Quiz Whiz was a real labor of love with both our editorial and design department and they will be so happy to know their hard work paid off. Fans of Quiz Whiz can look forward to…..Quiz Whiz 2!"
Now it's your kiddo's turn to meet these authors and illustrators by having them read one of these winning books!